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Forum Name: Neurology Topics
|Iridha - Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:08 am|
Currently I am experiencing an uncontrollable twitch in my arms and legs , they occur about 4-5 times a day. I am unsure what they are?
|Dr. A. Madia - Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:26 am|
There are several causes of a twitch.
1. Myokimia. This is simply some fatigue in the myofibrils [muscle fibers] and they flicker from time to time and this last for several days and then disappears.
2. Fibrillation: This is a little more serious and is a preliminary symptom of a possible future development of a motor neurone disease, a neurology condition.
3. Jacksonian twiches: This is a local twich in a particular arm or leg which precedes the development of a generalised convulsions.
4. As a prodromal symptom of development of a limb paralysis.
5. Metabolic: Hypokalemia, Hyper calcemia, Thyroid disorder etc.
Mostly in young persons like you it is the innocent cause like a myokimia. But you must give some more details about your health profile.
|Iridha - Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:36 am|
Thank you for your reply , i just asumed everyone had these , but i will visit my doctor just incase
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