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Body trembles at night

I have been having this weird body shakes of the top half of my body, my arms and chest feel tensed and can't move whilst this is happening. It happens as I am going to sleep and now it is starting to wake me up through the night. After it has finished I am then unconscious and don't wake until the morning with a horrible headache and not able to function and have memory loss that can last for a day or two. It has been getting worse and I have seen a number of doctors that say it's nothing to worry about or it is anxiety. I spoke to my councilor and she advised it is not anxiety as I am not is a stressful state of mind, I am relaxed.

Please help it is affecting my life and work.  

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Last night my husband woke me up while he was asleep.  I turn to see what going on with him.  It scared the heck out of me to the point that it left me nervous and sleepless.  His whole body was shaking like a toddler have a temper tantrum while laying in bed. Really shaking as his legs lifted up about five inches high along with his arms.  I called out to him tenderly by placing my hand on his chest but he just kept going.  At the end he lets out a moan or a cry.  I called his name again and finally opens his eyes, looks at me like questionable.  He dosed off to sleep again.  He is very healthy for his age of 71 but was under a lot of stress that day.  This is a first episode.  
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I am sorry to hear about your medical problems. Body trembling at night can be due to sleep epilepsy, hypoglycemia or low blood sugar or pinched nerve in neck.  Please discuss with your doctor and get investigations to rule these out. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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