Muscle Spasm

A muscle spasm is a sudden involuntary movement of one or more muscles in the body. It is caused due to dehydration, stress, muscle fatigue, restricted blood supply, inadequate stretching, and depletion of electrolytes. There is muscle twitching with spasm in the affected region. It is treated by stretching, doing massage, doing exercise, keeping the body hydrated, and applying ice packs helps to provide relief.

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How long does cheeks muscle spasm, a side effect of Paroxetine, last?

Query: Hi doctor, After taking Paroxetine 20 mg for GAD, I had three side effects. The two side effects are diffculty in sleeping and lack of appetite. The two were manageable. The third one was a mild spasm in my cheeks. Sometimes, I have tightness and sometimes it seems to be relaxed. These side effects...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishav Bansal

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your spasms persist for a long time, I suggest you consult a psychiatrist for an alternative option. If you do not want to change Paroxetine, you can try taking calcium supplements for a few months as sometimes spasms can get improved after taking it. You can do NCV ...  Read Full »

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