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91 Possible Causes for Apnea, Involuntary Movements, Lip Smacking

  • Epilepsy

    […] and stop gradually rather than abruptly Last longer than 10 seconds Are more likely to cause falling May include automatisms such as blinking, eye fluttering, lip smacking[verywell.com] It is characterized by recurrent seizures, which are brief episodes of involuntary movement that may involve a part of the body (partial) or the entire body (generalized),[web.archive.org] Co-morbid sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and the parasomnias, occur frequently in people with epilepsy.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Absence Seizure

    Signs and symptoms of absence seizures include: Sudden stop in motion without falling Lip smacking Eyelid flutters Chewing motions Finger rubbing Small movements of both hands[mayoclinic.com] Red flags include: Unexplained staring spells Involuntary movements Unexplained confusion Severe headaches Less-specific signs can include: Sleepiness Disrupted sleep Unexplained[autismspeaks.org] In infancy, some other causes of seizure-like spells include: breath-holding spells apnea gastroesophageal reflux (Sandifer’s syndrome) In later childhood: sleep disorders[thebarrow.org]

  • Generalized Motor Seizure

    Movements of hands, like wringing, playing with buttons or objects in hands, waving Non-purposeful movements, called automatisms, involve the face, arms or legs, such as lip[epilepsytalk.com] It controls motor movements, sensations, thoughts, and emotions. It regulates the involuntary inner workings of the body such as the function of the heart or lungs.[epilepsy-ohio.org] But there is mental illness in my family as well as sleep apnea. I took Dilantin, then Phenytoin, then Tegretol for my seizures.[epilepsy.com]

  • Focal Onset Impaired Awareness Seizure

    During the remainder of the attack, lip-smacking and swallowing are not uncommon.[gpnotebook.co.uk] The seizure may include involuntary movements called automatisms, such as lip-smacking, chewing, hand wringing, picking, and swallowing.[healthlinkbc.ca] We report a 37 year-old man who had central apnea as the initial manifestation of partial complex seizures associated with oxygen desaturation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Orofacial Dyskinesia

    Approximately 1 year ago, he began experiencing consistent lip smacking, a sign of tardive dyskinesia.[mdedge.com] The involuntary movements subsided following the withdrawal of the drugs.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] SSRI class medications on oromandibular structures comes from a study in 1999, which examined the acute effects of paroxetine on genioglossus activity in obstructive sleep apnea[pocketdentistry.com]

  • Extrapyramidal Disorder

    Tardive dyskinesia may include lip smacking, fly-catching movement of the tongue, eye blinking, finger movements and arm and leg movements.[healthfoxx.com] SSRI class medications on oromandibular structures comes from a study in 1999, which examined the acute effects of paroxetine on genioglossus activity in obstructive sleep apnea[pocketdentistry.com] They can include: Tongue movements, such as "tongue thrusts" or "fly-catching" movements Lip smacking Finger movements Eye blinking Movements of the arms or legs.[schizophrenia.emedtv.com]

  • Senile Chorea

    It usually affects orofacial and lingual musculature (“buccolinguomasticatory syndrome”) with chewing; bruxism; protrusion, curling, or twisting of the tongue; lip smacking[mdedge.com] Involuntary movements compose a group of uncontrolled movements that may manifest as a tremor, tic, myoclonic jerk, chorea, athetosis, dystonia or hemiballism.[stanfordmedicine25.stanford.edu] […] contraception Nonthrombotic embolism Norovirus infection Nose and sinuses Nosocomial infections Nucleotides, DNA, and RNA Obsessive-compulsive disorder Obstructive sleep apnea[amboss.com]

  • Herpes Simplex Encephalitis

    He also had intermittent lip smacking movements, suggesting seizure activity.[karger.com] […] with the onset of abnormal involuntary movements.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Other signs, which can occur singly or in combination, include temperature instability, lethargy, hypotonia, respiratory distress, apnea, and seizures.[msdmanuals.com]

  • Myoclonic Jerking

    Such behavior may include lip smacking, picking at clothes, buttoning and unbuttoning clothes or finger pulling.[efmny.org] Involuntary movements compose a group of uncontrolled movements that may manifest as a tremor, tic, myoclonic jerk, chorea, athetosis, dystonia or hemiballism.[stanfordmedicine25.stanford.edu] Sometimes these awakenings can be provoked by another sleep disorder, most commonly disrupted breathing like sleep apnea.[verywell.com]

  • Bruxism

    Puckering, smacking and licking of the lips. Side-to-side motion of the jaw. Withdrawal of neuroleptic medications or other offending agent. Pharmacologic treatment.[pocketdentistry.com] A calcium deficiency causes muscle cramps or involuntary movement of muscles in the mouth resulting in grinding of the teeth.[health911.com] […] epidemiological study of sleep bruxism and risk factors in the general population, it was found that among the associated sleep symptoms and disorders obstructive sleep apnea[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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