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I am 48 and healthy. I have been experiencing muscle

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Hi, I am 48 and healthy . I have been experiencing muscle twitching / tic's over the past fews days, I only notice when resting and whilst mild in nature it is distracting. I have not other symptoms and keep very active 4-5 days a week through cycling . Should i be worried?
JA: Have you used any medication for the twitching?
Customer: none
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about the twitching?
Customer: no
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: no , I am usually v well , v active and look after myself with diet and weight


Welcome and thank you for your question.

I am a qualified MD with more than 20 years’ experience and I am happy to help you with your question today.

What is your BP and pulse rate?

What medicines, if any, are you on?

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
usually 120/80 and pulse resting mid 50's . I am not on any medication

I would prefer to continue with text, if you do not mind.

Customer: replied 10 days ago.
ok text is fine
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Hi are you still there?

Muscle twitches generally occur due to :

- Muscle strain

- Dehydration

- Electrolyte imbalance

- Calcium and/or Magnesium deficiency.

- Certain nerve conditions like ALS.

In your case, since you are very active and cycle regularly, it is very likely that you are suffering from dehydration and/or electrolyte imbalance.

Please do slow stretching exercises of the affected muscle. Drink adequate fluids with at least 1 glass of an electrolyte fluid like gatorade.

Take Calcium supplement.

Get your Vitamin D level tested - a deficiency can cause decreased calcium absorption from the gut.

If these steps do not help, please consult your doctor for tests on the nerves.

I hope this helps.

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