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So i'm new here and just wanted to get a second opinion from here regarding what i've been experiencing.
So a few months ago I started experiencing this random humming in my left leg. I just shrugged it off cause it was really random and nothing seemed to cause it.
Fast forward to 3 weeks ago and I have been having constant and random twitching all over my body. About 75% of the twitching is in my left leg (the same one that has been experiencing the humming feeling) but I have also been twitching in my arms, right leg, abdomen, back, and a few other places. I went to my doctor last week and he gave me Gabapentin to try. I stopped after about 10 days because it didn't seem like it was having any effect other than making me feel physically and mentally awful. My doctor recommended giving it a try and if the issue persisted that I see a neurologist and have a brain MRI to check things out.
I have not had any sort of weakness or anything in my left leg or anywhere else on my body that i've noticed. I am still running 3+ miles a day and not seeing any changes in that. Additionally, I have cut out alcohol and caffeine from my diet for about 10 days and have found that it has still been happening so I don't think that either of those are causing it.
The final symptom that i've been experiencing (that I don't know if its connected) is an issue digesting food and the urge to go to the bathroom directly after I eat. I was reading that this could mean that my body is not absorbing nutrients and that could be the cause of the twitching but I doubt that since, for the most part, it is isolated to my left leg.
Finally, i'm in the last 3 weeks of graduate school and i've been working a lot so i'm not sure if stress can cause something like this but I figured i'd include that as well.
I'll be setting up an appointment with the neurologist this week but I figured i'd come and get some additional feedback regarding my symptoms.
Thanks to all of you!
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