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141 Possible Causes for Cataplexy, Clumsiness, Muscle Twitch

  • Narcolepsy-Cataplexy Syndrome

    A subjective sense of clumsiness, slurred speech, weakness, and muscle twitches are reported prior to the attack.[] Narcolepsy may occur with or without cataplexy.[] Sometimes you can have twitching of your muscles during an attack and some people confuse this with epilepsy.[]

  • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

    This disorder typically first manifests itself between the ages of 12 and 18 with brief episodes of involuntary muscle twitching occurring early in the morning.[] This may make them drop things and look clumsy. Tonic-clonic seizures usually start a few months later.[] JME by many years, including excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS), fragmented nocturnal sleep, hypnagogic vivid hallucinations, and REM behavior disorder along with daytime cataplexy[]

  • Baclofen

    The muscle twitching wasn't painful, just annoying.[] She first began experiencing ataxia symptoms at age 22 with unsteadiness and hand clumsiness, but a diagnosis of Friedreich’s ataxia wasn’t confirmed until years later, after[] A recent report of a murine model of narcolepsy-cataplexy suggests R-baclofen has potential efficacy against cataplexy.[]

  • Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy

    In 4 patients with familial olivopontocerebellar atrophy (OPCA) we have recently described an abnormal movement of facial muscles characterized by rhythmic muscle twitching[] Right limb clumsiness suggested corticospinal tract involvement. Gait was slightly wide based, but no other cerebellar or brainstem signs were present.[] ; Narcolepsy-cataplexy; Hypersomnolence Disorder; Idiopathic Hypersomnia Without Long Sleep Time; Idiopathic Hypersomnia With Long Sleep Time; Idiopathic Hypersomnia; Kleine-Levin[]

  • Secobarbital

    Early symptoms may include anxiety, muscle twitching, and hand tremors.[] […] side effects occur: mental/mood changes (such as agitation, confusion, depression , hallucinations , thoughts of suicide , nightmares ), slurred speech, staggering walk/clumsiness[] My neurologist is pressuring me to try an off-label use for Xyrem, the GHB formulation used for treating narcoleptic cataplexy, so I might soon, we'll see.[]

  • Neurosarcoidosis

    Weakness of jaw muscles and muscle twitch Loss of sight or defects in visual perception Impaired taste and smell Sensorineural deafness (“brain deaf”), tinnitus and vertigo[] A 50-year-old, right-handed white woman presented with clumsiness affecting the right upper extremity.[] Such response to therapy although not usual, has been reported in other cases. (11) Somnolence and sleep disorders such as narcolepsy and cataplexy have been described in[]

  • Oculomotor Apraxia

    Oculomotor apraxia is characterized as involuntary jerking movements, muscle twitches, and disturbances in nerve function along with eye movement abnormalities.[] Besides a slight clumsiness, the motor development was unremarkable. She suffered from frequent infections, especially otitis media.[] Related Psychology Terms OPTOKINETIC REFLEX (OKR) OCULOVESTIBULAR RESPONSE VESTIBULO-OCULAR REFLEX (VOR) CATAPLEXY AORTIC ARCH SYNDROME CYCLOPEAN EYE EYE-HAND COORDINATION[]

  • Cerebellar Ataxia

    A physical examination may reveal: Damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for sight Damage to the retina, the part of the eye that receives light Muscle twitching[] Cerebellar ataxia is the clumsiness and type of imbalance resulting from damage to the cerebellum.[] Definition An autosomal dominant neurologic disorder characterized by adult onset of progressive cerebellar ataxia, narcolepsy, cataplexy, sensorineural deafness, and dementia[]

  • Seizure

    This is a seizure: a sudden, disorganizes electrical discharge in the brain causing muscle twitches and spasms, changes in sensation, mood, behavior or thought, or altered[] People usually think of them as sudden jerks or clumsiness. There can be just one but sometimes many can happen within a short period of time.[] Examples include: Breath holding Fainting (syncope) Facial or body twitching (myoclonus) Sleep disorders ( night terrors , sleepwalking, and cataplexy) They may occur just[]

  • Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1

    (atrophy); and muscle twitches (fasciculations).[] Overview When people discuss spinal cerebellar ataxia (SCA), they are actually referring to a group of neurodegenerative disorders that cause progressive clumsiness.[] ; Narcolepsy-cataplexy; Hypersomnolence Disorder; Idiopathic Hypersomnia Without Long Sleep Time; Idiopathic Hypersomnia With Long Sleep Time; Idiopathic Hypersomnia; Kleine-Levin[]

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