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What is the cause of muscle spams?

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Recently I had eye spasms below my left eye, then this week twice when I was yawning I seemed to get a muscle spasm (like a balled up muscle I could feel it in a not) under the right side of my jaw/chin should I be concerned?
Posted Wed, 21 Nov 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 2 hours later
Thanks for the query.
These muscle spasms could be due to simple over stretching of your jaw muscles due to yawning and may not mean anything.
However if you hear a clicking sound on yawning and these episodes start increasing in frequency then,you may consult your doctor and find the cause for this.
In the mean time start taking B complex vitamins and specifically VIT B 12,as their deficiency may also cause this problem.
Take VIT B 12,in oral form,for two weeks and see the response.

I hope to have answered your query however you may revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck
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Follow-up: What is the cause of muscle spams? 22 hours later
Thank you! I knew I was deficient in vit. D so could be I have low B as well.
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 1 hour later
Yes you may be deficient in VIT B levels.
VIT B deficiency is also very common and specially more in vegetarians as his vitamin is found in non vegetarian foods and milk only.
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