Muscle Twitching

Muscle twitching, otherwise called muscle fasciculation, is an involuntary contraction of muscles. The common causes of muscle twitching are dehydration, stress and anxiety, after physical activity, too much caffeine intake, cigarette smoking, nutritional deficiencies, and drug overdose. Muscle fasciculations are also seen in severe conditions like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), damage to the nerves, muscular atrophy, etc.

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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 »

Why do I get tics like head hitting, neck jerks, and twitching?

Query: Hello doctor, I have tics such as head hitting, neck and back jerking, and twitching, among others. I sometimes get verbal tics, too, where I make noises or shout. I am 17, and they are starting to get harder to suppress, and I am not diagnosed with anything. I talked to my doctor, and he just gave...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would not ignore these symptoms right away. Instead, I would suggest to get an MRI brain along with an EEG (electroencephalography) to check for any brain issues which may or may not be causing the tics. If everything is normal, I would suggest to involve yours...  Read Full »

What can cause shoulder twitching while walking?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old woman. I recently saw a doctor for my shoulder twitching. It happens whenever I walk and move around my body. I just cannot relax. The doctor prescribed me 2 mg Benzhexol tablets daily, did a blood test, and said my blood test results are normal. I have been taking the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to know regarding your symptoms. And twitching of shoulders can be because of various reasons, namely vitamin D deficiency, vitamin B 12 deficiency, anxiety, and benign fasciculation syndrome. Since you have not mentioned the side of the shoulder twitching, I assu...  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 »

I have muscle twitching with tinnitus in ears. What causes it?

Query: Wanted to get opinion. Age 20, male, no health conditions (sorry for the long story) About a year ago, I started to experience widespread muscle twitching. They are primarily in my calves when I'm resting but typically ALL over. Random times, random places, intermittent, and random intensities star...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hello ! Sorry to know regarding all this, I went through all Of those points 1) Random twitches , random places and random timing —-so this per say could be mainly because of few reasons . Vitamin B 12 defieciency , Vitamin D Defieciency , benign fasiculation syndrome , Anxiety . Any seriou...  Read Full »

Do symptoms like swallowing difficulty and muscle twitches indicate ALS?

Query: Hi doctor,About two months ago, I started experiencing difficulty swallowing solid foods. I visited my PCP, who ordered a swallow study. Results from the swallow study came back normal, nothing neuro-muscular. Additionally, I had an endoscopy and a laparoscopy. Both concluded evidence of LPR/GERD. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, I am so sorry about your symptoms. The first symptom is difficulty swallowing solids. Now mainly neurological and neuromuscular weakness leading to difficulty in swallowing is always for liquids and not for solids. So the symptom is that patients cannot sw...  Read Full »

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

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

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello! Welcome to icliniq! The muscle twitching could be related to different possible causes: benign fasciculation syndrome, vitamin D deficiency, electrolyte imbalance, caffeine intake, anxiety, etc.. I would exclude ALS considering such long period of time and your age. I would recommend pe...  Read Full »

Can calcium deficiency cause twitching problem?

Query: Hi doctor i am 27 yrs old now last one month i have faced twiching problem. Its started from eye twiching first two days freqent eye twiching after that days i have experiancing upper mouth some times eye brow some time in tongue . Random twiches on my face and body also (five or six times in a day)...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi welcome to Twitching may be due to dehydration,excessive caffeine intake,mineral deficiencies,sideeffects of certain drugs etc 1. Evion 400mg one capsule daily for 10 days with dinner. 2. Drink about 1.5 liter water daily so that urine volume is more than 1 liter per day.If urine ...  Read Full »

What are the causes of constant muscle twitches?

Query: I have been having constant muscle twitches every single day since last year. Some days I can’t take it, most days it manageable but it still effects my daily life. I have been told by my doctor that I have a vitamin d deficiency. As a result, i have been prescribed vitamin D. Of course I took...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello dear sorry about your health condition. Possible causes for muscle twitch or spasm is 1. Anxiety 2.Muscle fatigue. 3.Exercising in heated temperatures. 4.Dehydration. 5.Electrolyte imbalances in potassium, magnesium and calcium. Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it ...  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

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Family Physician

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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