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 can know what the problem is and how to address this? Kindly give your opinion.
Welcome to icliniq.com.
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 of time and your age. I would recommend performing nerve conduction studies, Vitamin-D and electrolyte plasma levels, thyroid hormone levels, and ENG (Electronystagmography). It would help if you discussed with your doctor the above tests. Avoid caffeine and dehydration. I hope this was helpful. Please get back to further doubts.
Is it possible to have a consultation on this issue? Will be great if you could help give the prescription for the tests mentioned above and a scan. Kindly give your opinion.
Welcome back to icliniq.com.
You can print this answer and show it to your doctor.
Considering your complaints, I would recommend performing these tests:
1) Nerve conduction studies to investigate for possible neuropathy or motor neuron disease.
2) Vitamin-B12 and Vitamin-D plasma levels for possible deficiency.
3) Thyroid hormone levels for possible thyroid gland dysfunction.
4) Blood electrolytes (calcium, potassium, and magnesium) for possible deficiency.
It would help if you discussed with your doctor the above tests. I would be glad to review those test reports as soon as you can upload them.
I hope this was helpful.
Was this answer helpful?|
Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!
Could this be caused by anxiety ... Such muscle twitching can happen in few medical conditions like anxiety, motor neuron disease, nerve injury, benign fasciculation syndrome, and hyperthyroidism... Read fullI get tremors in my chin that lasts only for a second. Is it something serious?
From what you mentioned, you most likely have what is called benign fasciculation syndrome which is usually due to stress and anxiety ... Read fullI have constant muscle twitching in feet and legs with no difficulty in walking. Is it ALS?
.. carefully your question and would explain that your symptoms do not seem to be related to ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). You should know that there are a lot of benign causes underlying muscle twitching like anxiety, physical activity, th... Read full
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask a Neurologist Now