Generalized Muscle Twitching

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Hello. I am a 25 year old female. For two months now, I have suffered from wide spread muscle twitching. From the moment I wake up, until when I go to sleep. I will have a twitch in my face, then leg, arm, back. ALL OVER. What could it be??

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    I had the same symptoms. It's probably the same as mine-- Benign Fasciculation Syndrome.

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    Hi @Flower18788

    You are very young, however, have you suffered from any traumatic events in your life at all, that you can remember?

    Have you had any CT scans or MRI scans done yet?

    There are many disorders that can cause twitching, all of which can relate to the nerve system.

    You have stated 'Generalized', therefore, does this affect your entire body?

    Does the twitches become worse if you try to stop them?



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      Hi! No traumatic events. I have had a CT and several MRIs. Found nothing. Yes, twitching is all over my body. I have not tried to stop them. Blood work is normal. Worse with exercise.

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      Would you go as far as you have involuntary movements?

      Any limbs trying to turn or change direction?

      Do you feel any pain or aching?

      Any cramping at all?

      Have you tried taking any medication for the symptoms?

      Sorry about all the questions, but it difficult to say exactly what it could be - when you have involuntary generalized twitching. There are numerous conditions that it could be.

      Having CT and MRI scans that show nothing, has ruled out quite a few disorders/syndromes, however, some medical conditions can take months, if not years to diagnose correctly. Have you had any lumbar punctures tests done? This is where fluid is drained from the spine.

      I know from first hand experience when I was in my early 20's, I developed a nerve condition that no consultant in the UK had even seen before. It actually took 18 months to diagnose, and I was under a well-known Professor in Neurology from New York, US.



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