I'm a 40 year old male and around 5 1/2 months ago I was sitting down and noticed that my calves were twitching. Not painful at all, but just twitching back and forth. I did what most do and googled it and got worried about something completely different. This could have been going on longer, but I hadn't noticed.
The calf twitching has not stopped and I now also have twitches elsewhere off and on. Near my elbow twitches mainly at night. I also get bicep, thigh, feet, and a rare eye twitch. Everything but my calves is occasional and movement will generally make it stop. All of the twitching is worse at night.
My calves are both sore occasionally (and hamstrings). I have no weakness and have no physical limitations. Running, walking, and completed a small construction project a few weeks ago. Can also walk on toes, heels, lift weights, play basketball, etc. The twitching is really bad at night and wakes me up early in the morning. I have less pain and sleep better after taking a muscle relaxer, but I don't know if that's resting my muscles or my overactive brain.
I mentioned the twitching to my doctor and he said it's likely anxiety and will go away - which it hasn't. Also have had an onset of floaters for the last 9 months.
I'm seeing my GP in a month or so and plan to mention this to him again. Is it true that it would be unusual to twitch for six months with no other symptoms? Is it also true that body wide twitching points away from ALS? Lastly, can anxiety keep these symptoms going for this long?
Thank you for your time.