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Can Eye Twitches Be Cased By Too Much Sugar Consumption
Not if one's healthy: Twitching of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. In the eyelids, it can last a few minutes to a few days. One should see an ophthalmologist (md eye doctor) if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. ...Read more
Eyelid twitching, with the medical term of myokymia, is a rapid, involuntary contraction of a portion of the eyelid muscles due to nervous instability in which a portion of the nerves causing eyelid muscle to contract fire with no external cause. The condition is usually mild, and only felt by the patient without being observable to others. On rare occasions, the twitch can be observed. It is common in the middle adult years and is very rarely due to anything that ...Read more
The outward corner of my left eye twitches starts twitching at random moments. It's really weird. What does it mean?
Last night my whole face was twitching. I've had eye twitches every night for 2 months when I try to sleep last night my eyes didn't twitch but my face?
Twitching: R u on any medications? . Such info. Can help guide us to correct advise. ...Read more
Possible.: Twitches of the eyelids are a very common symptom. The most common cause is stress, often in association with sleep deprivation and other factors such as caffeine intake. Anger is essentially a different type of stress for the body. There are also some neurological conditions that can cause eyelid twitching. If your symptoms persist or worsen, discuss them with your doctor. ...Read more
Annoying eyes, what can I do about twitching muscles near my eye? I woke up this am with the muscles in my my eyelid twitching. It has been about 4 hours and they are still doing it. Other people don't see it, but it is annoying and distracting. I had
You: You most likely have myokymia. Very common and typically not serious, but annoying and distracting as you describe. Triggers that can bring it on include; caffeine, lack of sleep and stress. In other words, life! In all seriousness, it is usually nothing to worry about. Usually comes and goes on its own. If you develop other symptoms or the twitching becomes significantly more frequent or constant, please visit your doctor for a check up. ...Read more
One week ago I developed an upper eyelid twitching (left eye only). I have no other symptoms. It comes and goes. Can it be sth serious, like MS? Help
Eye twitches, both eyes and lids 2 mths ago (fr 5 wks), now gone. Now, my lips have startd twitching along with other body parts (arm, thigh).Is it serious?
Usually not.....: .....But a good examination by a physician and some laboratory work will help determine the cause if readily deducible. If you'd like to set up a consultation with me I'm happy to help as a neurologist. Write to me at www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR and sign up for a consultation slot in the appointment calendar. If you have a webcam this would be the best way for me to see you. ...Read more
Right eyelid twitching started last Aug. And persisted for more than a month. Later on dry-eye symptoms such as foreign body sensation, grittiness and ocular pain both eyes. The grittiness got worse when I woke up at night, why? It is so irritating.
Common problem: Eyelid twitching (myokymia) is a common and largely unexplained problem. It usually goes away on its own but sometimes this takes 3-4 weeks. Dry eyes are common in middle aged women and sometimes are aggravated by incomplete lid closure at night. Try a bedtime dose of a gel eye drop like Systane Gel. This should help to keep eyes lubricated until AM. ...Read more
Going into 3rd week of left eyelid twitching. Saw optometrist who said eyes are perfect. I saw urgent care to a doctor who said she saw a prominent vein on eyelid.
Most likely,: You describe classic eyelid myokymia, a common yet benign condition which may be associated with fatigue, poor sleep, eyestrain, metabolic or chemical imbalances, etc. The vein on your eyelid has nothing to do with this. Suggest you visit your primary care doc and discuss management. ...Read more
Sev. Vision changes, noticeable signs are black spots under eyes, tired eyes, have to strain to close one eye, if not strain results in eyelid twitching
Muscle spasm: What you describe sounds like a common condition called orbicularis oculi myokymia. It's a type of spasm in muscles around the eye. It tends to present in times of stress. It can cause the vision in that eye to vibrate, as well. If symptoms are severe or not resolving over time, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Blackouts?: If you are getting blackouts, then you need to see a medical doctor as an emergency. If you are getting eye twitches only, then you need not worry that they may progress to blackouts. But if they are bothersome, you can have them evaluated, medically. ...Read more
In a span of 1&1/2 yrs had bell's palsy twice I recovered well 4yrs later my eye twitches twice or 3 times daily on the same side why is this? Tnks
Do you know when you get a muscle twicth or you eye twitches involentry really fast? Well that's what it feels like just inside my anus no pain or owt
Anal spasm: Muscle spasm is common. Anal sphincter spasm is common. Duration should be 10-20 seconds and without significant pain. At times stress, hemorrhoids, constipation or diarrhea, infections, polyps tumors within anal-rectal are may be a cause. Drink plenty of water, focus on increased dietary fibers, avoid caffeine, and alcohol. Minimize stress, get some regular exercise. Not better get an evaluation. ...Read more
Fasciculations: It sounds like you may be having muscle fasciculations in your eyelid. Although there are some serious neurologic disorders which can cause this symptom, muscle fasciculations are much more commonly due to a benign cause, such as over-exertion, excess caffeine or stimulant use, or benign fasciculation syndrome (bfs). You could start by trying to reduce daily stress and any excess caffeine use. ...Read more
My fiancé has started getting constant eye twitches he never had before? Is this unlikely serious? Does drink caffiene and smoke. But this is sudden
Ocular irritation: Likely causes of twitching of the eyelid (eyelid myokymia)are related to ocular surface irritation, whether its from dry eyes, eyelid inflammation, allergies, dust, wind, medications, too much caffeine, or stress. Even the exhaled tobacco smoke can be irritating. First trial artificial tears 4-6 times per day. Warm compresses and lid massages may also help. See an eye md if these don't help. ...Read more
Yes.: The smaller the muscle the more likely you will notice the effects of circulating catecholamines. MVP is also thought to be tied into elevated catecholamines. ...Read more
My right eye twitches!! I am stressed but it's been ongoing. What can help?? Under eye bag area twitches
Eye twitching: Is usually a benign condition. More and better sleep sometimes helps. Watch your caffeine intake. You list dizziness and B complex vitamin use. Excessive Vit B6 can cause large fiber sensory neuropathy resulting in unsteadiness. Also use Perlane (dermal fillers) or other fillers with caution near the eyes. It can cause swelling and irritation. ...Read more
My left eye twitches constantly in past 48 hours and my right eye hurts when I press it with discomfort headache?
Eyes: It is time to see an eye specialist -- "Ophthalmologist". ...Read more
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