Experiencing muscle fasiculation/contraction in right hand for past 3 months, there is no pain (in left hand also but very less). Also, there is acute weakness/tiredness after every 2-3 months. Please advice.
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Hello Some degree of control of the fasciculations may be achieved with the same medication used to treat essential tremor (beta-blockers and anti-seizure drugs). However, often the most effective approach to treatment is to treat any accompanying anxiety. No drugs, supplements, or other treatments have been found that completely control the symptoms. In cases where fasciculations are caused by magnesium deficiency (medicine), supplementing magnesium can be effective in reducing symptoms. In many cases, the severity of symptoms can be significantly reduced through a proactive approach to decrease the overall daily stress. Common ways to reduce stress include: exercising more, sleeping more, working less, meditation, and eliminating all forms of dietary caffeine (e.g. coffee, chocolate, cola, and certain over-the counter medications). If pain or muscle aches are present alongside fasiculations, patients may be advised to take over-the-counter pain medications such as Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen during times of increased pain. Consult physician for further evaluation and treatment.
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