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What's causing my twitching?

PostPosted: February 13th, 2017, 11:20 pm
by misterjuanperalta
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 (from niacin deficiency)
• Artificial sweeteners (aspartame, sucralose)
• Autoimmune diseases (Lyme disease, myasthenia gravis, HIV or AIDS, MS, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, ALS, Parkinson’s disease, multi focal motor neuropathy, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, stiff person syndrome, celiac disease, Graves’ disease, polymyositis, non-paraneoplastic syndrome)
• Basal ganglia dysfunction
• Benign rolandic epilepsy
• Cerebellar ataxia (SCA2, SCA3, episodic (EA1))
• 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)
• Creutzfeldt-Jakob’s disease (prion disease)
• Deficiency or imbalance of vitamins (B3, B6, B12, D), minerals (magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, potassium, zinc, copper), CoQ10, serotonin, 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), antibiotics, corticosteroids, antacids or PPI’s (aluminum hydroxide, omeprazole)
• Endocrine disorders (hypothalamic dysfunction)
• Excess or imbalance of acetylcholine, adenosine deaminase, alkaline body fluids (systemic alkalosis)
• Fabry’s disease
• Familial amyloidosis
• Familial polyradiculopathy syndrome
• Genetics (NOS3 defects)
• Gerstmann-Sträussler’s disease
• Gilbert’s syndrome
• GM2 gangliosidosis
• Heavy metal poisoning (elemental mercury, cobalt)
• Hepatic encephalopathy (from 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
• Lewis-Sumner’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 and dystonias)
• Muscular dystrophy
• Myopathies (hypothyroid myopathy)
• Nielsen’s syndrome
• Peripheral neuropathy (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT2), small fiber neuropathy)
• 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
• 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)
• TMJ disorder (uncontrollable tongue movements)
• Vascular insufficiency (atherosclerosis)
• Viral, fungal and bacterial infections (herpes simplex, borrelia, h. pylori)
• Vitamin B12 disorders (transcobalamin deficiency, subacute combined degeneration)
• Voltage-gated potassium channelopathy
• Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia
• Ziegler’s syndrome

Re: What's causing my twitching?

PostPosted: September 29th, 2017, 5:56 pm
by leaflea
Add Albuterol inhaler overuse :-)

Re: What's causing my twitching?

PostPosted: June 15th, 2018, 10:54 am
by 6t5frlane
wow that's a lot