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Feels dropping of while going to sleep, body starts shaking. Family history of epilepsy. Looking for solution?

While going to sleep this afternoon, just as I was dropping of, or maybe just after I had gone to sleep, my whole body started to shake which woke me up, it only lasted for a few seconds, but I have never had it before and I have alot of epilepsy in my family, I also take pregabalin for pain due to arthritis , among a concoction of other medications .
Asked On : Mon, 25 Jun 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum

Though family history of epilepsy is significant, what is important is whether or not you have similar episodes in the past.

Myoclonus refers to involuntary jerky movement of a part or whole of the body. This is a benign, harmless condition which occurs especially during a sleep. Presuming you are perfectly alright preceding and following the episode, you need not be concerned.

However, if these episodes are recurring or if you had any physical disturbances during the episode, you would need to get investigated. The primary set of investigation that is needed is radio imaging of brain (CT/MRI scans) and EEG. Management will be needed if any of the tests reveal significant abnormality.

Hope this answers your query.

Wish you good health.

Answered: Mon, 25 Jun 2012
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