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Hi my boyfriend started twitching at night about 2 years

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Dr. Erion Spaho

Neurologist, Surgical

Practicing since :2004

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Posted on Fri, 1 Mar 2019 in Brain and Spine
Question: Hi my boyfriend started twitching at night about 2 years ago it’s always at night never through the day. He has had blood test and some sort of neurological test with his hands in the surgery and the doctors don’t think it’s anyt to be concerned about. But I have got it in to my head that he is going to get MND I’m very paranoid about this how rare is this diease and can you possibly put my fears to rest. I have just got it into my head that he’s going to get this diease. He has know muscle loss or weekness. Please please help me.
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
I think MND is very unlikely. Read below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to "Ask a Doctor" service.

I have read your query and here is my advice.

In my opinion, this is not a case of MND (motor neuron disease).

Factors against MND in your boyfriend's case include: onset of symptoms (two years is a long period for MND without other symtoms or worsening), only twitching, no other symptoms ( no muscles atrophy, weakness).

Medical examination and tests also that didn't support MND are other factors to consider.

So, in conclusion, I think MND is a very unlikely condition in your boyfriend's case.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Erion Spaho 1 hour later
So how rare is this diease just to stop me from worrying. I am an extremely paranoid person I wake up every morning think that he is going to get it. Like what % would you say that he won’t get it
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 10 hours later
Brief Answer:
Very confident that this is not MND.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back and thanks for the follow-up question.

In medicine, there is no 100% as a response to such questions as yours.

I am very confident that your boyfriend's case is not an MND case, let's say with a 99% confidence.

Hope this helps.

Feel free to discuss with me if you have further questions.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Erion Spaho 41 minutes later
Thankyou how rare is MND. I’m also worried he might get it like what you say the probably is of getting it very worried he might some day I know you can’t say he will never get it but how likely is it
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Follow up: Dr. Erion Spaho 19 hours later
What does 2 in 100,000 population mean sorry I just don’t quite understand
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho 22 hours later
Brief Answer:
Explained below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again.

It means that approximately 2 people out of 100.000 in a certain age group may develop a type of MND during one year.

Hope this helps.

Take care.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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