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Having muscle twitching on calf, elbow and feet. Taking B12 supplement. What is causing this?

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Dr. Gopal Krishna Dash


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Posted on Tue, 21 May 2013 in Brain and Spine
Question: Hi Doctor
I have been having muscle twitches on my calf , elbow feet and sometime all over body.
This fasicllations are visible over the skin and last for about 4-5 mins.
My GP says it is due to anxiety. But I dont feel anxious during these episodes. I was B12 defiiencet before around 282 after taking supplements am now at 445.

What could be causing this sympton?
Answered by Dr. Gopal Krishna Dash 30 minutes later
Thanks for the query,
I understand your concern

Let me tell you that the causes of twitching of muscles are many like electrolyte imbalance, stress which may not be overt, vitamin deficiency and neurological disorders. If you do not have any weakness of any hand or leg or thinning of muscles, then it could be related to anxiety, electrolyte imbalance etc. I think the best way to resolve this issue is to get neurologically assessed by a local neurologist. Till then stay relaxed

Let me know if I can help you in any way
Best wishes

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Follow up: Dr. Gopal Krishna Dash 5 minutes later
Thanks Doctor.

Will follow suit and get checked by neuro. Also this has been happening since 1.5 yrs and no muscle weakness till now. As in no issues with lifting things walking etc.
Answered by Dr. Gopal Krishna Dash 23 hours later
Thanks for the feed back
I feel that your symptoms could be related to anxiety or stress if all the investigations are negative. How ever, better get evaluated by a local neurologist who will guide you the way I have discussed
Let me know if I can help you in any way

Best wishes
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