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14 Possible Causes for Myoclonic Jerking, Palpitations with Skipped Beats

  • Hypoglycemia

    In newborns, hypoglycemia can produce irritability, jitters, myoclonic jerks, cyanosis, respiratory distress, apneic episodes, sweating, hypothermia, somnolence, hypotonia[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Acute Amphetamine Intoxication

    jerks Twitching Choreiform movements 3.[clinicaladvisor.com] Hallucinations Integumentary Diaphoresis Bruising and injuries Track marks Abscess Excoriation Gastrointestinal Abdominal pain Nausea/Vomiting Musculoskeletal Muscle rigidity Myoclonic[clinicaladvisor.com]

  • Hypokalemia

    […] heart beats or palpitations Fatigue Muscle damage Muscle weakness or spasms Tingling or numbness A large drop in potassium level may lead to abnormal heart rhythms, especially[medlineplus.gov] […] hypokalemic periodic paralysis, Bartter syndrome A small drop in potassium level often does not cause symptoms, which may be mild, and may include: Constipation Feeling of skipped[medlineplus.gov]

  • Insulinoma

    Abstract A 45-year-old female who presented with loss of consciousness and a cold sweat was found to have a pancreatic tumor and multiple liver metastases. Laboratory studies showed marked hypoglycemia and inappropriately elevated serum insulin, C-peptide, and serum tumor markers. Fine needle aspiration revealed[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Hypomagnesemia

    A 12-year-old girl with occasional symptoms of chest discomfort was diagnosed with ventricular tachycardia on cardiac evaluation. No evidence of organic heart disease was apparent, but a laboratory evaluation revealed hypomagnesemia. Ventricular tachycardia disappeared after treatment with 200 mg/day of oral[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Sick Sinus Syndrome

    Syncope may be accompanied by myoclonic jerks (convulsive syncope), but postictal confusion is absent.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Common symptoms include: Palpitations, or " skipped beats " Thumping or fluttering in the chest Sensation of the heart racing Other things that might happen: Feeling faint[webmd.com] These include palpitations, skipped-beats, dizziness, lightheadedness, syncope (loss of consciousness), fatigue and weakness, confusion, and even angina (chest pain).[washingtonhra.com]

  • Alcohol Withdrawal

    beats, palpitations GI : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach aches Muscles : Muscle tension, twitches, tremors, shakes, muscle aches Skin : Sweating, tingling Dangerous Withdrawal[addictionsandrecovery.org] Cognitive : Poor concentration, poor memory Six Physical Withdrawal Symptoms Head : Headaches, dizziness Chest : Chest tightness, difficulty breathing Heart : Racing heart, skipped[addictionsandrecovery.org]

  • Hypoxia

    Seizures, myoclonic jerks (muscle spasms or twitches), and neck stiffness may occur.[neuroskills.com]

  • Substance Withdrawal Syndrome

    beats, palpitations GI : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach aches Muscles : Muscle tension, twitches, tremors, shakes, muscle aches Skin : Sweating, tingling Dangerous Withdrawal[addictionsandrecovery.org] Cognitive : Poor concentration, poor memory Six Physical Withdrawal Symptoms Head : Headaches, dizziness Chest : Chest tightness, difficulty breathing Heart : Racing heart, skipped[addictionsandrecovery.org]

  • Acute Mountain Sickness

    AMS was associated with myoclonic jerks (7-8/h) and restless legs. AMS with neurological manifestations could be relieved only upon descent to 3,500 m.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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