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Onlinedoc, General Physician
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I am experiencing twitching on my left side of the neck just

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Hello I am experiencing twitching on my left side of the neck just above the collar bone.Three months ago I had two stents put in for clogged arteries. Now I am taking blood thinners,diovan,aspirin,monopriol,one a day,and b12. Blood pressure is 140 over 80 avg.i work as a tech for a cable tv company with lots of it heart related,stress related or other?

Hello and thanks for your question.
It's my first priority to help you.
Please provide some additional information.

What is your age?

Are symptoms continuous or comes & goes?

Neck stiffness?

Duration of symptoms?

Shortness of breath?

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Customer: replied 18 days ago.
I am 59 years old.
Symptoms are regularly.
On and off during the day and evening.
No shortness of breathe.
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
I don't have a stiff neck.

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.
Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.
As per your description, possible differential diagnosis may include

-pulsation from either jugular vein or other major arteries deeper in the neck around the collar bone and it is considered normal.

- muscle twitching or fasciculation (strong spontaneous muscle contraction), Twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in one particular area, or the persistent and uncontrolled twitching of a muscle group in a distribution of a single nerve fiber or filament. And it's caused due to nerve irritation or muscle strain.

I would advise you to undergo ultrasound of affected site.

Also do gentle massage with topical diclofenac sodium ointment.

And see your doctor for a clinical exam,palpation.

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