Sleep Disorders

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Posted by: | 2018/04/01

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Jerking when tired

I am a 35 year old female and for the last few months I have been having myoclonic like jerks. The only problem is I don’t have them only when I’m falling asleep. I have jerks in my hands, neck, body etc. any time I’m tired. My hands will trimble and jerk almost to the point I can’t use them. My legs jerk head to the side etc. Even my son notices me jerking when we sit together on the couch in the evening watching tv and he’s 8. He asked me why I was jerking so much. Recent labs fine.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2018/04/07

Firstly I am NOT a medical doctor so I have no background to what I'm saying. I have something called juvenile myoclonic epilepsy, and what you are descibing sounds exactly what I experience (being tired is a big trigger for me too). It is rare to start in the 30's, but definitely can. I would get to a neurologist ASAP to get a diagnosis and start treatment if it is that. Nothing comes up in labs and sometimes eegs may not pick it up

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