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What's causing my twitching?

Postby misterjuanperalta on February 13th, 2017, 11:20 pm

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

I’ve identified the following so far.

• Alcohol, caffeine, nicotine
• Alexander’s disease
• Allgrove’s (AAA) syndrome
• Anxiety (niacin deficiency)
• 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, polymyositis, non-paraneoplastic syndrome, pernicious anemia)
• Basal ganglia dysfunction
• Benign rolandic epilepsy
• Cerebellar ataxia (SCA2, SCA3, episodic (EA1, EA3))
• Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
• Chiari malformation
• Cholesterol 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, 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)
• 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 (NOS3, MTHFR)
• Gerstmann-Sträussler’s disease
• Gilbert’s syndrome
• GM2 gangliosidosis
• Heavy metal poisoning (elemental mercury, cobalt)
• Hepatic encephalopathy (liver disease)
• Hereditary spastic paraplegia
• Hexosaminidase deficiency
• Hopkins’ syndrome
• Huntington’s disease
• Inclusion body myositis
• Isaac’s syndrome (neuromyotonia)
• Kennedy’s disease
• Kidney disease (uremia, electrolyte imbalances, dialysis)
• L1 cell adhesion molecule mutations
• 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, cortical or essential tremors, fasciculations, myokymia, tetany, dyskinesias, cramps, spasms, dystonias and myoclonus)
• Muscular dystrophy
• Myopathies (hypothyroid myopathy)
• Peripheral neuropathy (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT2), small fiber neuropathy, Lewis-Sumner’s syndrome)
• Poliomyelitis or post-polio syndrome
• Polyglucosan body disease
• Pregnancy
• Propriospinal myoclonus
• Radiculopathy (herniations, dislocations, root or cord compression)
• 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 disorders (hyperparathyroidism, hypothyroidism, hypoparathyroidism)
• TMJ disorder (uncontrollable tongue movements)
• Vascular insufficiency (atherosclerosis, blood clots)
• Viral, fungal and bacterial infections (herpes simplex, borrelia, h. pylori)
• Vitamin B12 disorders (transcobalamin II deficiency, megaloblastic anemia, subacute combined degeneration)
• Voltage-gated potassium channelopathy
• Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia
Last edited by misterjuanperalta on March 1st, 2019, 5:06 am, edited 49 times in total.
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Re: What's causing my twitching?

Postby leaflea on September 29th, 2017, 5:56 pm

Add Albuterol inhaler overuse :-)
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Re: What's causing my twitching?

Postby 6t5frlane on June 15th, 2018, 10:54 am

wow that's a lot
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