A 37-year-old female asked:
Can eye twitching be related to trigeminal neuralgia? i have tn but i'm noticing more twitching than ever on one side of my face, not just pain.
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Pain Management 26 years experience
3.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Neurology 52 years experience
Complex: You are young to have trigeminal neuralgia, but you describe "twitching" which could be myokymia. If involves most of face, it would be facial myokymia, and you need imaging of your brainstem area. This is NOT a usual association unless you have an inflammatory brain disorder, or focal problems in base of brain. A neurological evaluation is needed.
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Last updated Jul 21, 2018
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