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Old 08-23-2009, 08:09 AM   #1
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Can stress and anxiety cause twitches?

For the past 3-4 months, when I am lying down relaxing, I will get twitches in my foot, hands, and arms. These are singular movments. Not shaking.

I do have stress and anxiety.

 
Old 08-24-2009, 02:20 AM   #2
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Re: Can stress and anxiety cause twitches?

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For the past 3-4 months, when I am lying down relaxing, I will get twitches in my foot, hands, and arms. These are singular movments. Not shaking.

I do have stress and anxiety.
The twithces are most likely due to muscle tension, when you are lying down a more relaxed state occurs and this can cause the twitching as the muscles relax, try relaxation excersises!,lay on your bed and deliberately tense the arms one at a time, then feel the difference when letting the arm relax by your side, do the arms, legs each in turn, tense the legs by lifting them and pointing towards some thing with your toes, tense the tummy muscles and then relax, all forms of simple yoga which is the best for relieving tension, the tounge is always a good barometer for tension, if ? as mine is the tounge has a [Holly leaf effect] around the edges, this is a sure sign of tension, the Holly leaf effect is caused by forcing your tounge up into the upper teath.

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Old 08-27-2009, 06:31 PM   #3
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Re: Can stress and anxiety cause twitches?

I hope it can be related to anxiety! I am a 25 year old female in general good health. For the past week I have had muscle twitching everywhere, mostly my legs. Although I can feel them in my back on random places, along with my sides and even my abdomen area. My arms also get the twitching. I feel a sort of a head cold, nausea and diarrhea, vertigo and chills. I wonder if it all can be related to getting sick. Of course my worst fears are ms or als..As i dont know much about either except they start with twitching. Anyone else have any ideas?

 
Old 09-03-2009, 02:30 AM   #4
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Re: Can stress and anxiety cause twitches?

As an anxiety sufferer for over 30 years I can assure you that muscle twitches are a part of anxiety. I always get them when my anxiety levels are high, the trick is to not let them frighten you and they will eventually go away. Some anti-anxiety meds can also cause them. My Doctor told me the twitching that is associated with MS/ALS is caused by the muscle dying so there is always weakness in that muscle.

 
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Re: Can stress and anxiety cause twitches?

Muscle twitching is an indication of a magnesium deficiency. I had twitching under my eyes and my doctor told me about the magnesium. I take magnesium oxide. There are many different magnesiums. He told me that you body knows when it has enough magnesium because you end up with loose stools. Caffeine also depletes the magnesium out of you. Nuts, chocolate and greens veggies are good sources of magnesium, too.
If possible, have a toxic element test done. I had my hair tested and it also showed a magnesium deficiency along with some other elements that I was deficient in. Try some, it can't hurt.

 
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