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What could cause Muscle Twitching for a 77-year old man?

This is a personalized study for a 77 year old male patient who has Inflammation. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,851 male patients aged 77 (±5) who take the same drug from FDA and social media.

What is the drug

Ibuprofen (latest outcomes from 61,569 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is often used in pain.

What is the condition

Inflammation (latest reports from 99,704 patients) can be treated by Prednisone, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Meloxicam, Celebrex, Diclofenac Sodium.

What is the symptom

Muscle twitching (latest reports from 62,121 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety, high blood pressure.

On Aug, 14, 2014: 2,851 males aged 76 (±5) who take Ibuprofen are studied

Ibuprofen outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 76

Gender: male

Conditions: Inflammation

Drugs taking:
- Ibuprofen (ibuprofen): used for 5 - 10 years

Side effects have: moderate muscle twitching

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Muscle Twitching9 (0.44% of males aged 76 (±5) who take the drug)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Muscle Twitching in Inflammation1 (0.61% of males aged 76 (±5) who have Inflammation)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Muscle Twitching in Ibuprofen9 (0.44% of males aged 76 (±5) who take Ibuprofen)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Ibuprofen is effective33.33%
(1 of 3 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
28.57%
(2 of 7 people)
25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
14.29%
(1 of 7 people)
50.00%
(2 of 4 people)

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Gastrointestinal HaemorrhageRenal Failure AcuteHypocalcaemiaCoronary Artery DiseaseChest PainGastrointestinal HaemorrhageDehydrationRenal Failure Acute
Haemoglobin DecreasedBlood Uric Acid IncreasedRenal FailureChest PainHypertensionHaemoglobin DecreasedDiarrhoeaPain
HaematemesisHyperuricaemiaDiarrhoeaAtrial FibrillationCholelithiasisHaematocrit DecreasedCerebrovascular AccidentNausea
Renal Failure AcuteFaeces DiscolouredDehydrationGastritisBlood Bilirubin IncreasedMyocardial InfarctionCardiac Failure CongestiveWeight Decreased
Drug IneffectiveGastrointestinal HaemorrhageAnaemiaDyspnoeaAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedMelaenaAngina PectorisFatigue
MelaenaHaematemesisDeathThrombophlebitisJaundiceInterstitial Lung DiseaseEmotional DistressAsthenia
PyrexiaDecreased AppetiteAtrial FibrillationDiverticulumFatigueHaemorrhagic StrokeAtrial FibrillationDrug Ineffective
Gastritis ErosiveAnaemiaRashBronchitisAngina PectorisGastric HaemorrhageRenal FailureCough
Duodenal UlcerOesophagitisDrug IneffectivePancreatitisDuodenal UlcerGastrointestinal Haemorrhage NosArthralgiaDyspnoea
Faeces DiscolouredUrinary Tract InfectionGastric UlcerVentricular ExtrasystolesPallorHaematemesisChest PainDehydration

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (11 hours ago):

  • Elavil, 25mg @ night stopped an 11 month chronic headache after a head injury, I sustained 1 1/2 years ago.
    Additionally, Neurologist prescribed 100 mg Lyrica for chronic back/nerve pain from moderate/severe spinal injuries, sustained 20+ years earlier. (Crushed/cracked verabrae and 3 intervertebral disc bulges)
    I had been using Ibuprofen daily in moderate to heavy dosage for the last 20+ years. (800+ mg daily B/4 and then continually after recent head injury)
    I was advised to stop/reduce use of Motrin to 1/2 month or less. It is still the best pain relief but have reduced to PRN, perhaps 200 mg alternate days.
    Since treatment with Lyrica I've noticed reduced nerve pain and stopped using Elavil for sake of not feeling so "wrecked" in the mornings. I have also developed a severe sleep apnoea, treated unsuccessfully via CPAP device which is unbearable to use. I have subsequently suffered with depression/mood disorder for 20+ years and am currently un-treated for this long-standing vulnerability which came back with a vengence after the head-injury. I feel irregularity to my heart beat by the end of the day. I feel suicidal and violently angry.

    Reply

    Squidly on Oct, 25, 2014:

    Found this because I have similar symptoms- brain injury 2005, 12 herniated discs with osteophytes, migraines, seizures and the like. 1. The Motrin is an easy fix. Swap it out for Mobic (Meloxicam). I replaced 1600mg/day for 12mg Mobic and it's easier on the stomach. 2. The Evril and Lyrica taken together causes dizziness. Get a different antidepressant or swap the Lyrica for Neurontin (gabapentin). I had to because I couldn't stand up without passing out. 3. The B/4 I'm stumped on as its not approved for use in the United States but I know it can help with seizures but a friend of mine tells me it makes her sick. 4. Waking up at night. No where in your medication is a pain reliever or muscle relaxer for your back. An anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen will not cut it when you lay on it. Get both, whether low level like Flexoril and Hydrocodone, or if needed Soma and Methadone. Something is needed to relieve the pain on your back which, can also cause the headaches. 5. Anger - A head injury can cause an inability to control ones emotions, even reacting inappropriately (wrong emotion or too much emotion) in circumstances. If this is the case, treat yourself as a toddler and try to relearn how to react (counting to 10, timeouts) and informing loved ones this is going on. Another thing is that you may have Marijuana rage. This is something I thought was untrue until my brother-in-law stabbed his wife's hand with a fork for being near him while smoking with his buddies. Just as there are angry drunks, there are angry pot heads and TBI can change how you react.

    Reply

    dutchgirlsamm on Aug, 30, 2014:

    Lyrics is known to cause suicidal thoughts and aggression...its called an adverse reaction.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • Have ran two half marathons in two weeks. First one went well...cool temps and did fine...the second one was 20 degrees warmer and I had terrible problems at mile 11 and wound up in the medical tent on an IV.

    Reply

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • Acute onset. August LFT's normal, Mirtazapine added Sept and Oct LFT's and lipids elevated.

    Reply

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