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Arms shake while i am asleep

My wife tells me that my right arm will start shaking uncontrollably while i am alseep, it never wakes me up, but it wakes her up. She timed them the other night and she says it will shake for a few seconds (enough to shake the bed and wake her) and then stopped they about ever 15 seconds is would start again and contuinue this for about an hour. She also said that it souunded like i was gasping for breath or having a hard time breathing.  My mom and brother have RLS, but they wake up and have to get up and walk around, i on the other hand sleep right thru these arm tremors.  Kinda wierd i know, but chcking to see if anyone else has had any of these symptoms???   I plan on going to the doctor next week, but wanted to see if anyone else had any insight?

THanks so much!  Kurtp
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My wife tells me I move around, not just my arms, but I guess all of me sometimes. I have no idea why other than I have very vivid nightmares.

It's good you are seeing your doctor, hopefully before then, someone on here has the same thing and can help you out. If not, the doctor will.

What I have noticed about this site, is people are not always on, so it might sometimes seem like your questions go unnoticed, but they are not ignored. It just might take a little while for someone to reply. There are so many people here who help and care. Please keep us posted on what it is. :-)
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Hi there

Could be epilepsy, I know that some people only get seizures at night when they are sleeping. Do you feel tired all the time? The difficulty breathing could be sleep apnea.

I think your doctor may refer you to a neurologist for a more thorough check up. Hope the doctor appointment goes well

Take care
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Avatar dr f tn
Hi there. Apart from restless leg syndrome, this could be partial focal epilepsy, involuntary muscle spasms, also. certain electrolyte disturbances can cause spasms like depletion of calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium etc and dehydration. diabetes, anemia, multiple sclerosis and spinal problems can also cause spasms. Consult a neurologist at the earliest to investigate these issues.
Blood tests, electrolyte levels, EEG, MRI Spine and brain may help arrive at a diagnosis. Take care.



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