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is there a vitamin deficiency that could cause my eye muscle to twitch?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
No: Vitamins are trace elements and are needed in very small amounts usually supplied with an average diet vitamin deficiency is relatively rare and I am not aware of muscle twitching being an important symptom.Anxiety is a more likely cause , !
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 35 years experience
Eye twitch and vita: There is no proven association with a vitamin deficiency and twitching of the eye muscles.

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