Q. I have constant muscle twitches daily for a year. What can the cause be?

Answered by
Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 29, 2020 and last reviewed on: May 11, 2021

Hi doctor,

I am having constant muscle twitches every day for a year. It is manageable on most of the days. But still, it affects my daily life. I consulted a doctor and she told me that I have vitamin D deficiency. I was prescribed vitamin D. I am taking it still now. But still, it seems unusual. I have them often every day. I want to know whether my kidneys are unable to process vitamin D properly. Can I have any other health issues? I do not have any diseases, viruses, and other health issues. I came to a point where I have to take sleep medication every day because my spasms are too bad.



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Muscle twitching is caused due to various causes. The possible causes are anxiety, muscle fatigue, exercising in hot temperatures, dehydration, and imbalance of electrolytes such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium. It is difficult to have its proper diagnosis until an examination is done. Drink plenty of liquids and water. Avoid alcohol consumption and smoking. Do tests for serum electrolytes and electromyography. You can take muscle relaxants like Chlorzoxazone or Baclofen after food for five days. If there is no improvement, then you can consult a physician for examination and treat your condition accordingly.

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