for two years now i have been experiencing muscle twitching. im worried...

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while I was growing up, I get this twitch below my eyelid. anytime it comes, it is always at that spot. but two years ago, It moved from the eyelid to my lips. and from there I started to feel this muscle twitch all around my body. at first I thought it was worm moving in my blood vessel. I dewormed and I still get this sensation. presently I feel it everyday,it twitches any possible part in me. sometimes I feel ache on the part it twitches. earlier this year, I saw a doctor and the response I got was that it normal. but now I cant bear it anymore, it makes me uncomfortable, for like a month now, due to the weather around here I've been having cough and catarrh, each time I cough or blow nose it is simultaneously followed by a muscle twitch and dizziness and also weakness. pls what is wrong with me?

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    Hi Sota,

    It is not normal, if your own doctor says it is, get a second opinion. I would also ask if you can be referred to a Consultant Neurologist that will do various tests on you.

    Muscle twitching or tremors are normally neurology based, some can be cured, others can only be controlled with medication or in extreme cases by injections.

    I would get a referral as soon as possible, so you can find out what exactly it is - with neurogical conditions there are many, I suffer from one - even though I have to live with it in a controlled way, and I have had it for nearly 30 years.

    Hope that helps, or at least puts you on the right track.



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    Hi Sota, i support Les's suggestion of getting a referral to a neurologist since cramps and muscle spasms are most likely nerve- based issues. In the meantime, please do some research on magnesium deficiency and load your diet with magnesium rich foods like spinach, brown rice, mackerel, pumpkin seeds, avocados, bananas. You could consider taking baths using Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate) and taking a magnesium supplement.

    Two years ago a neurologist diagnosed me with hemifacial spasm. I had twitching affecting one side of my face from my eye to my lips and chin and it was driving me nuts. After an MRI ruling out potential causes, the neurologist explained that botox injections around my eyelid  would help stop the problem but I'd most likely have to repeat this procedure several times a year. A friend suggested magnesium supllememtation and within ONE WEEK the twitching subsided. After two weeks it disappeared. The neurologist said she didn't advocate magnesium but said along the lines of if it works don't knock it. It was a simple and highly effective soloution for me and it might help you. If you're taking doctor prescribed medication, check if there are any contra indications re magnesium. Otherwise, you should be good to go.

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    I really don't think you need to overthink this and worry yourself.  Twitches are very common.


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    thank you so much Les for your concern. I would get proper diagnosis from a neurologist around here.

    @ hazza... I so love your idea, if magnesium could work for you , it possibly might help my health issue. I will add it to my diet. thanks

    @Richard..... I really wish it would stop. it might possibly not pose so much threat on my health but I sure don't feel comfortable having twitches.

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    It sounds like you need to change your doctor and to be referred on to a specialist in neurology.

    I hope you get some constructive help. Good luck.

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