What Causes Muscle Twitching?

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What Causes Muscle Twitching?

Postby misterjuanperalta on December 30th, 2019, 8:35 pm

What health conditions, procedures and substances are associated with muscle twitching?

I’ve identified the following so far.

• Adult polyglucosan disease
• Alcohol, anxiety, caffeine, exercise, nicotine
• Alexander’s disease
• Allgrove’s (AAA) syndrome
• Artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose)
• Autoimmune diseases (Lyme disease, myasthenia gravis, HIV or AIDS, MS, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, multifocal motor neuropathy with conduction block, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis, stiff person syndrome, celiac disease, Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, polymyositis, non-paraneoplastic syndrome, pernicious anemia)
• Basal ganglia dysfunction
• Benign rolandic epilepsy
• Cerebellar ataxia (SCA2, SCA3, episodic (EA1, EA3))
• Cervical spine disorders (spondylotic myelopathy, myelo-radiculopathy)
• Chiari malformation
• Cholesterol (LDL) lowering medications (statins)
• Christian’s syndrome
• Connective tissue disorder (collagen disease)
• Cramp fasciculation (or Denny-Brown) syndrome
• Creatine deficiency syndromes (GAMT deficiency, HHH syndrome, OTC deficiency, CRTR deficiency)
• Creutzfeldt-Jakob’s disease (prion disease)
• Deficiency of vitamins (B3, B6, B12, choline, D, E, folate), minerals (magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, zinc, copper), CoQ10, serotonin, cholesterol, stomach acid
• Dental procedures (hypoglossal nerve injury)
• Depression, stress, trauma, psychosomatic illness
• Dermatomyositis
• Diabetes
• Dietary proteins (A1 β-casein, gluten)
• Disorders of amino acid metabolism (OAT deficiency)
• Drugs (topiramate, albuterol), toxins (ammonia, anatoxin-a, lectins, β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA), Roundup), antibiotics, corticosteroids, antacids or PPI’s (aluminum hydroxide, omeprazole)
• Endocrine disorders (hypothalamic dysfunction)
• Excess acetylcholine, adenosine deaminase, alkaline body fluids (systemic alkalosis)
• Fabry’s disease
• Familial amyloidosis
• Familial polyradiculopathy syndrome
• Genetic abnormalities (spinobulbar muscular atrophy)
• Gerstmann-Sträussler’s disease
• Gilbert’s syndrome
• Heavy metal poisoning (elemental mercury, cobalt)
• Hepatic encephalopathy (liver disease)
• Hereditary spastic paraplegia
• Hopkins’ syndrome
• Huntington’s disease
• Inclusion body myositis
• Isaac’s syndrome (neuromyotonia)
• Kennedy’s disease
• Kidney disease (uremia, electrolyte imbalances)
• Lambert-Eaton’s myasthenic syndrome
• Lenoble-Aubineau’s syndrome
• Low carbohydrate, ketogenic diet (AHIT)
• Mononeuritis multiplex
• Morgagni-Stewart-Morel’s syndrome
• Morvan’s syndrome
• Movement disorders (blepharospasms, eyelid myotonia, tremors, fasciculations, myokymia, tics, tetany, dyskinesias, cramps, spasms, dystonias and myoclonus)
• Muscular dystrophy, including oculopharyngeal form
• Myopathies (hypothyroid myopathy)
• Neuralgic amyotrophy
• Peripheral neuropathy (Charcot-Marie-Tooth II disease, small fiber neuropathy, Lewis-Sumner’s syndrome)
• Poliomyelitis or post-polio syndrome
• Pregnancy
• Propriospinal myoclonus
• Radiculopathy (herniations, dislocations, root or cord compression), including radiation-induced form
• Radiculo-plexopathy
• Rett’s syndrome
• Ryukyuan’s muscular atrophy
• Serotonin syndrome
• Sex hormone use or reduction (estrogen)
• Shy-Drager's syndrome (multiple system atrophy)
• Simple partial seizures with motor symptoms
• Sleep apnea
• Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
• Spinal muscular atrophy (Hirayama’s disease, Werdig-Hoffman’s syndrome)
• Syphilitic myelopathy
• Syringomyelia (spinal cord cyst or cavity)
• Thyroid and parathyroid disorders (thyrotoxicosis, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, hyperparathyroidism)
• TMJ disorder (uncontrollable tongue movements)
• Vascular insufficiency (atherosclerosis, blood clots)
• Viral, fungal and bacterial infections (herpes simplex, borrelia, h. pylori, rabies)
• Vitamin B12 disorders (transcobalamin II deficiency, megaloblastic anemia, subacute combined degeneration)
• Voltage-gated potassium channelopathy
• Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia
• Wilson’s disease
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