Is this something more than anxiety?

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Since October I've been having muscle jerks all over. Mostly at night when I try to sleep but they can happen anytime throughout the day. I'm terrified it's a brain tumor (I have anxiety) but I had a brain and cervical spine (contrast) MRI 9 months ago that was clear. I don't have any headaches or any other worrisome symptoms. Any thoughts? Would MRI nine months ago have picked something sinister up?

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    Lol its not a brain tumor, however i would not right it off as anxiety until you rule out other things. start by writing down what you were doing that day or eating/drinking and if you have symptoms of muscle twitching that night, maybe youl find a patern. i myself have muscle twitching which ive noticed is worse on days i do physical excerise. ( i suffer from a progressive myopathy). also any abnormality in electrolytes can affect the way your muscles contract and relax so i would also order blood work. and if everything comes back ok maybe then right it off as anxiety. also maybe have an eeg done as some types of seziurs can cause muscle jerking when falling asleep
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      Lol thank you for your reply. It's like some days it's worse than others. Good idea about keeping a journal

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    Hi Elizabeth

    I had a brain and spine MRI that were ok. I get twitching over my body, I have vit B12 and vit D deficiency, get these checked they can cause a lot of problems when your low especially anxiety ive had that also and feel better when my vitamin levels are higher.

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    Hi,I have similar problems as u.I started having anxiety when i got pneumonia 2 months ago.After worrying about how it might cone back,I have a lot of muscle spasms all over my body,which i do think is a result of my anxiety
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