Benign Fasciculation Syndrome

Benign fasciculation syndrome is marked by constant tingling, numbness, and twitching in a single muscle or a group of muscles. Though the exact cause of benign fasciculation syndrome is unknown, it is being reported that viral infection, deficiency of magnesium or calcium, and anti-allergic drugs cause it. Anti-inflammatory medications and muscle relaxants help in reducing the symptoms along with lifestyle changes.

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I had left lower eyelid twitching for one week, and now my whole body is twitching. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I noticed twitching in my left lower eyelid. It twitched for one week, and then I noticed my left calf was also twitching. Finally, all of a sudden, my whole body was twitching. I have had this issue for more than a month. I am worried about it. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern, and I would explain that there is nothing to worry about as long as there is no muscle wasting or weakness.In my opinion, your symptoms could be suggestive of benign fasciculation syndrome, probably caused by stress and insomnia. I recommend ch...  Read Full »

Why do I shake some parts of the body every day?

Query: Hi doctor, I think I either have fasciculations or ALS, where I keep shaking some part of my body, which is from my childhood. My hands, fingers, legs, muscles of the face, calf muscles, ankles, eyebrows, etc., keep shaking. I do this all the time I am awake. Is this a disorder? Is there a way I ca...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The muscle twitching could be related to different possible causes, like benign fasciculation syndrome, Vitamin D deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, caffeine intake, anxiety, etc. I would exclude ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), considering such a long period o...  Read Full »

Are muscle twitching in arms, legs and shoulders with balance problem symptoms of ALS?

Query: Hi doctor,I am concerned regarding the symptoms of ALS. I have muscle twitching in my right leg, foot, calf, thigh, and knee. Along with tingling and popping sensations, I have a weakness-type feeling in my right leg and foot. Kindly go through the attachment. I also have twitching in my left arm, s...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your EMG (electromyography) is normal. We can exclude ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in your case. It is necessary to do some investigations to rule out the possible cause....  Read Full »

What does high CPK (creatine phosphokinase) mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old, and my height is 172 centimeters and weight is 68 kilograms. For over a year, I dealt with unexplained symptoms. My condition is constantly fluctuating and sometimes improving. It all started a year ago with bad back pain. After two weeks, I had leg fasciculations t...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from pain in the buttocks, back of the knees, ankles, and feet, along with paresthesia and some muscle fasciculations. According to your investigation, only raised CPK (creatine phosphok...  Read Full »

Will BFS result in constant and repetitive twitching in the hip area?

Query: Hi doctor,I have both diffuse and localized muscle fasciculation for five months now. I have muscle fasciculation localized to my hip area. It twitches into small muscle fiber. Sometimes I cannot feel it. I consulted a neurologist before two months. A clinical examination was done. I have done blood...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Fasciculation occurs in seventy percent of the population. You can have fasciculation without any weakness, atrophy, or other symptoms. BFS (benign fasciculation syndrome) is a possibility. It is common in medical care workers and people with psychiatric disorders. Anxi...  Read Full »

Why do I keep getting muscle twitches, especially after I masturbate?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19-year-old male, my height is 6'2 and weight is 314 lbs. I have been dealing with muscle twitching for several years. I have been to a doctor and a neurologist, and they have not been able to find the reason for my issue. I get seven to eight hours of sleep a night, and I do not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to know some further details about your symptoms: Since when you started to have these twitchings? How many years? In which body parts you get these twitches? As you mentioned, it has been since many years, are these twitching increasing with time or is...  Read Full »

Why do I get twitches all over the body after the COVID vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, I got the Novavax COVID vaccine. Since I had the vaccine, I had bad arm pain. But the scary thing that happened was I had muscle twitches throughout my body on calves, both shoulders, forearms, hand, eyelid, and head for the past five days. What can cause this, and should I be worried...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms could be related to the adverse effects of this vaccine. Do you have any limb weakness, difficulty walking, or numbness in your limbs? I recommend trying some Alprazolam to help improve your situation. If you cannot buy this drug (as it needs under ...  Read Full »

Will taking Vitamin D supplements help with my muscle twitchings and stiffness?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had muscle twitching everywhere in my body for the past seven months. I had low levels of vitamin D and taking supplements for three months. The twitching has gotten better for sure. However, I have had hand and feet cramps and stiffness. Now freaking out thinking I have got atro...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details about your symptoms. What is your age? Since when you started to have muscle twitches? Is it for seven months only or before also? In which body parts, you have these twitches? Please mention the body locations. Are these twitche...  Read Full »

What causes muscle twitches with pain in fingers and cracking elbow joints?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. I have muscle twitches when relaxed, but they disappear when I move. I have pain in my right ring finger and cracking of elbow joints in both arms. I suffer from ulcerative colitis, and I am on Humira injection. My latest DMARD blood test returned normal.  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details about your symptoms: Since when you have ulcerative colitis? And since when you are on injection Humira? When you started to have muscle twitches? In which body parts, you have these twitches? Are these twitches visible to eyes or o...  Read Full »

What causes multiple scattered cysts in the liver?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41-year-old male who is 5.10 feet tall and weighs about 180 lbs. I take 5 mg a day of Lexapro for anxiety or depression for the last five months. No other medications, but I do take supplements and vitamins. As a result of an MRI of my spinal cord to look for muscle twitching poss...  Read Full »

Dr. Vedprakash Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your images, blood reports and read your history (attachment removed to protect patient identity). My conclusion is that multiple liver cysts cause echinococcus parasitic infection, which is painful, and fever, which you do not have. Next can be polycystic k...  Read Full »

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