Q. What is the cause of widespread muscle twitching and sweaty palms?

Answered by
Dr. Nazma Parveen
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Dec 11, 2017

Hi doctor,

I am 25 years old. What can be causing me to get widespread muscle twitching (twitches last about five seconds and go away and reoccur in a different muscle minutes or hours after)? Legs and hands get shaky, hands get sweaty, at night I feel like my legs are vibrating and my heart is pounding for no reason. I just noticed my hair is falling out too. I am also getting lots of anxiety, especially at night. I am in good health, I am a little overweight, not too much though. Should I get a blood test?

Dr. Nazma Parveen

Family Physician General Practitioner
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read through your question and would like to suggest that you should get a number of blood tests done.

The following are the tests that I would suggest.

  1. Hemogram which should include your ESR.
  2. Thyroid profile to rule out any endocrinal disorder.
  3. A blood sugar profile.
  4. Liver function tests.
  5. ECG to rule out any cardiac cause to your palpitations.

All these tests are just to reach a proper diagnosis. It is necessary to know whether all these symptoms you are having are due to a pathological cause or physiological.

You said that you have anxiety. Even anxiety alone can be a reason for your symptom complex.

If all these tests come clear we may have to investigate the reason for your muscle twitchings.

I hope I was able to help. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact.

For more information consult a family physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/family-physician


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