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What Does Body Twitching Indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 16 Oct 2017
Question: hello, I am a 30 year old male. for the past 3 months. I have been presenting with some tingling hot and cold sensations throughout my entire body which started shortly after I had a scare with thinking I had a cancerous mole. (I am a severe hypochondriac). at first I thought I might have multiple sclerosis. and soon after obsessing over that I started twitching all over my entire body. literally I am getting twitches all day long. If I even so much as rub one of my eyes it will start twitching. I saw my primary doctor who did blood tests and the only thing he noted was slightly elevated calcium and creatinine. The calcium seems to have come down it is now 10.1 so I doubt it is that causing the twitching as it is still within the normal range. I started to notice persistent dihharea and insomnia now. Sleep is completely unsatisfying. I have no muscle atrophy or hello, I am a 30 year old male. for the past 3 months. I have been presenting with some tingling hot and cold sensations throughout my entire body which started shortly after I had a scare with thinking I had a cancerous mole. (I am a severe hypochondriac). at first I thought I might have multiple sclerosis. and soon after obsessing over that I started twitching all over my entire body. literally I am getting twitches all day long. If I even so much as rub one of my eyes it will start twitching. I saw my primary doctor who did blood tests and the only thing he noted was slightly elevated calcium and creatinine. The calcium seems to have come down it is now 10.1 so I doubt it is that causing the twitching as it is still within the normal range. I started to notice persistent dihharea and insomnia now. Sleep is completely unsatisfying. I have no muscle atrophy or weakness or loss of motor function so I doubt it's MS or ALS. My doctor thinks it is BFS caused by severe chronic anxiety. But can anxiety really cause constant twitching, tingling, dihharea, and insomnia... Especially since I've calmed down over the last month but still getting symptoms? I'm now wondering if I have XXXXXXX syndrome​ or maybe Lyme's disease though I don't recall a rash or tick bite. Just wondering what steps I should take to get proper testing from a neurologist near me and what I should ask for. since I've calmed down over the last month but still getting symptoms? I'm now wondering if I have XXXXXXX syndrome​ or maybe Lyme's disease though I don't recall a rash or tick bite. Just wondering what steps I should take to get proper testing from a neurologist near me and what I should ask for.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Further necessary examinations listed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HealthcareMagic.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Your symptoms are not typical for the Lyme disease.

Isaac's syndrome may result in muscle twitches but other symptoms such atrophy, delayed relaxation, weakness, the stiffness of muscles are present too.

ALS also is excluded as a possibility because of symptoms and your age.

Multiple sclerosis symptoms include weakness in limbs, vision issues, fatigue, slurred speech, tingling, besides twitching, so, MS is very unlikely too.

Electrolytes imbalance, low vitamin B, D, thyroid gland dysfunction, etc. are all possible causes of muscle twitching.

I think you should get evaluated by blood tests about these conditions.

Neurological examination and imaging such MRI of your brain and spine are necessary also to achieve a correct diagnosis.

If these conditions get excluded after proper testing, anxiety may remain as the culprit.

Please discuss these with your Doctor about getting evaluated further.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (19 minutes later)
sorry the message seemed to get cut off and messed up. thank you for your fast answer. I have been tested for all electrolytes and vitamins. thyroid is normal, parathyroid is normal. my first test was a slightly elevated calcium but it has since gone down to the normal range. only thing I have not had was a b12 test.... though I've been taking that daily for 3 weeks with no change. I guess I am just shocked that anxiety can cause real physical symptoms. thanks again!
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Okay, anxiety remains the most likely cause.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

Since you have been checked and no cause resulted as culprit, anxiety remains the most likely cause.

It is actually true that anxiety may cause physical symptoms.

Just one more thing, if you hadn't in the past, get a nerves conduction study and EMG done, to complete the examinations necessary for twitching.

Discuss also with a Psychologist about your issues.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards.
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What Does Body Twitching Indicate?

Brief Answer: Further necessary examinations listed below. Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for using HealthcareMagic. I have read your question and understand your concerns. Your symptoms are not typical for the Lyme disease. Isaac's syndrome may result in muscle twitches but other symptoms such atrophy, delayed relaxation, weakness, the stiffness of muscles are present too. ALS also is excluded as a possibility because of symptoms and your age. Multiple sclerosis symptoms include weakness in limbs, vision issues, fatigue, slurred speech, tingling, besides twitching, so, MS is very unlikely too. Electrolytes imbalance, low vitamin B, D, thyroid gland dysfunction, etc. are all possible causes of muscle twitching. I think you should get evaluated by blood tests about these conditions. Neurological examination and imaging such MRI of your brain and spine are necessary also to achieve a correct diagnosis. If these conditions get excluded after proper testing, anxiety may remain as the culprit. Please discuss these with your Doctor about getting evaluated further. Hope you found the answer helpful. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care.