1) electromyography (EMG)
2) nerve conduction velocity (NCV)
3) blood electrolytes like calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, etc
4) thyroid and parathyroid function tests
5) blood chemistry and complete metabolic profile
The common causes can be;
1) Idiopathic; no cause is ascertained and majority falls in this group.
2) Increased caffeine intake
3) Increased alcohol intake
5) Deficiency in diet and nutrients / minerals
6) Some neurological diseases; uncommon.
Following measures should be able to resolve your anxiety and muscle flutter;
1) Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and operant-behavioral therapy (OBT); done by a psychologist.
2) Relaxation training and biofeedback.
4) Acupuncture and acupressure
7) Group sporting activities
8) St. John's wort
9) Melatonin10) Valerian root
I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.
Ok so these brief periods of flutters or fascilations are not like jerks. They are like a pulse being felt in a part of my body, like i can feel my pulse in my quadricep above my knee..sometimes regular rhythm sometimes more. Sometimes my left ricep will get the flutters or twitches. They typically only last for a few seconds...maybe up to 20 seconds at the most. I guess I am wondering if it could be a pinched nerve. I have Hashimotos and my thyroid TSH was just tested at a 4.9...which is a little elevated, meaning I am hypo. Also, I just had a complte metabolic blood panel done and the results came back normal. My albumine was 5.1, which was .1 above the normal amount, but my Dr. did not seem to think that was of any concern. Could my Hashimotos be contributng to the twistches or flutterS?
So the EMG would be the next test to confirm nothing serious...or at least to rule out abnormal brain activity?