When I stand up my body contorts for a few seconds?

Ever since I was about 12 when I stand up my body contorts for a few seconds. It only happens when I stand up and start walking. Or if I’m standing still and then move suddenly. When its at it’s worst, I stand up and walk then the left side of my body kind of… contorts. It starts at my foot. My toes will curl then my ankle bends inward. My hip juts out and then my wrist curls inward and my fingers spread apart and they curl. Then my left cheek will tighten as if I am snarling and my eye will twitch. It only lasts for about 10 seconds but it is very embarrassing in public. I have learned that if I stand up and then stay in place for a few seconds it wont happen. I can feel it “flaring up” and then it passes. If it goes to the full contortion and I try to walk it off it’s worse and my arm will kind of flap around. And if I try to speak my speech is slurred. can barely hide it from people in public when it does I have to bend over and pretend im tying my shoe so they wont see my arms and face spasm. i have no idea what problem could be any help will be appreciated.

4 Comments on “When I stand up my body contorts for a few seconds?

  1. In my opinion you need to run sum tests.. Starting with brain MRI and EEG,CBC ,calcium and magnesium tests .. Possibilities varies from calcium and magnesium deficiency to epilepsy.

  2. Hi
    You describing symptoms of amylotrophic lateral sclerosis, I recommend a spinal tap to confirm
    I am really sorry, hope I am wrong
    Good Luck

  3. hi,
    this can happen due to severe electrolyte imbalances or hormonal variations in your body.
    Stress can worsen the situation.
    do not panic. Get a few investigations done including MRI of brain and whole spine,complete hemogram with thyroid profile and serum electrolytes.
    start on calcium and vitamin D supplements.

  4. Hi..
    Thanks for the query..

    First of all you should go for a complete body evaluation which involves brain and spine MRI, complete blood picture, hormonal profile, electrolyte levels etc..

    Treatment can be done once the cause is diagnosed..

    Hope this information helps..

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