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
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
338416_tn?1413581329
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
620923_tn?1413427272
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
10389859_tn?1409925468
Blank
Foggy2
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123