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Over the last few months I have been experiencing an

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Hi, over the last few months I have been experiencing an increased amount of constant twitching when my muscles are relaxed. Especially in my legs. This is accompanied by a general sensation of weakness. I try to eat a varied diet and exercise but am now getting increasingly anxious as my muscle spasms are getting more pronounced and I feel aches in different body parts as well as generally weak. What could this be_
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: No swelling, I can sometimes feel more spasms just after working out.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No.

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Are you on any medications or supplements or herbs?

Any health anxiety?

Customer: replied 26 days ago.
I'm 24 and male.A lot of anxiety caused by this, normally not. No current medications

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Please read this authentic article and under the heading:

Fasciculations in healthy subjects

It says;

Fasciculations can also be found in individuals with no neurological disease. In 1963, Reed and Kurland warned that the presence of fasciculations was not necessarily a prelude to the onset of a progressive and lethal disease, due to the involvement of the lower motor neuron (ALS).

These authors, in agreement with others, concluded that physical exercise, stress, fatigue and caffeine abuse can precipitate or aggravate this picture.

Muscle fasciculation or muscle 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. Usually they are benign and resolve on their own, but persistent flutter may need following investigations;

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

4) Medications

5) Deficiency in diet and nutrients / minerals

6) Some neurological diseases; uncommon

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Customer: replied 26 days ago.
based on this, should I be worried? Should I seek more help?

You should not be worried at all.

You may get the investigations to confirm that everything is normal.

That would relieve your anxiety.

That will help in resolving it.

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