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Dr Chip (M.D.)
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I just experienced a "quivering/trembling" lower jaw while

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I just experienced a "quivering/trembling" lower jaw while resting in my sauna. I could stop it, but it then continued. The episode lasted no longer than a minute. It happened once before when, I think, I was just getting up from a night's sleep. I have osteoarthritis (degenerative disc disease) in the lumbar, and take celebrex and lyrica to manage the pain. What might be the cause? Tim, Ottawa, Canada.
JA: What about weight? Is it in a healthy range?
Customer: I weight 185 pounds and am 6 feet tall, which I believe is in the healthy range.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have recently been drinking heavily, at least one bottle of wine daily. I am fairly active, through walking, bicycling, dragon boat racing, exercise/stretching (for my back), etc.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Any other symptoms like a headache, vision change, balance problem?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No other symptoms.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

OK

There are a few things here to consider

Doesn't sound neurologic like a transient ischemic attack--a threatened stroke

But it could be from an electrolyte imba***** *****ke low magnesium, calcium, or potassium

Considering your drinking history those would be the likely culprits

I suggest you see your doctor for this and get some blood work to check those out

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Will do. Thanks. End of session.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

My pleasure

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