Neurology Community
Twitching, Pins and Needles
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Twitching, Pins and Needles

Hi, I am a 20 year old female, 5'3,130lbs

About two months ago various parts of my body would twitch when I would lay down and relax.  Since then it has gotten alot more severe and has associated itself with pain.  I feel like I have needles sticking me in various parts of my body...usually the bottom of my feet.  I don't know what is going on.  Do you know what this could be the cause of?
Related Discussions
Avatar_m_tn
Hi there.

There can be several causes to these things that you are experiencing.  One is that you can have electrolyte problems especially with calcium and potassium as these are all essential in normal muscle and nerve function.  Another cause is micronutrient deficiency such as vitamin B which is also needed in nerve function.  Another condition that can cause this are demyelinating conditions such as MS or ALS.  Localized nerve compressions can also cause this.  I suggest you have this evaluated by your doctor or preferrably a neurologist.  He may request imaging tests such as MRI or nerve and muscle tests such as NCV and EMG.  Regards and God bless...
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
338416_tn?1420049302
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
620923_tn?1436154699
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
293157_tn?1285877039
Blank
Wobbly
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
11119474_tn?1428705770
Blank
davincidanes
Rockwood, TN