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I'm having random migraine headaches with facial twitching. ct normal. eye doc found optic nerve swelling and recommended mri. should i have the mri?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
You bet you should!!: Your facial twitching could be facial myokymia, or hemifacial spasm, and needs imaging. If you have optic neuritis, you likely have an inflammatory neurological disorder. Multiple sclerosis may be answer, and if so, you could start effective and successful treatment which could bring this under control. Hey, it's your choice!
Last updated Apr 20, 2022
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