Medical Questions > Mental Health > Anxiety and Stress Forum

CK Total is high. Muscle twitching

Hi, I am a teenage male and for the past 3 weeks and a half, My body started to have this strange twitching when I was about to go to bed. It started from my left arm and I panicked because it was my first time having that kind of feeling. After I panicked, I started to have some sleep starts which bothers me since my body would just jerk uncontrollably right when I was about to fall asleep. I hadn't slept for 3 days because of the sleep starts and even until now, my sleep starts still won't fade away. My mom and i went to the neurologist 4 days prior when I started having twitches and muscle pain. The neuro told me that I am fine and I just needed to get enough rest and avoid caffeine and so I followed the instructions. Days passed and my twitching is still here and I am having a lot of muscle spasms especially when I am resting. My muscles from my legs, arms, fingers would also feel week intermittently at times. Right now, I have some trouble on my breathing and I really am afraid of MS, but most esp.ALS! I am afraid to die at such a young age. Today, I had my lab test and everything came out fine except that my CK Total is quite high. Normal range indicates 38-174, mine is 191.66. I suffer from health anxiety and I really would appreciate if you are there to help me.
Did you find this post helpful?
|

replied June 6th, 2016
And also, 4 days before my lab test, I played 2 hours non-stop basketball with my friends and I only play basketball seldomly
|
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied December 30th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. These are common symptoms of anxiety . if you are concerned, you can request your doctor to run the tests like EMG and NCS and i am sure they will turn out normal. Take some anxiolytic and try to ignore these worries.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
|
Did you find this post helpful?
Tags: Anxiety, Stress
Quick Reply
Must Read
Learn how doctors clinically diagnose one of twelve kinds of anxiety disorders...and which doctors you should see for an anxiety diagnosis....
Anxiety disorders can affect anyone. But do you know the common signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders? Learn more now....
Anxiety is a normal, healthy emotion when experienced during specific moments. But do you know the signs that anxiety has gotten out of control? Read more here...
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Anxiety and Stress , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.