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I recently had a seizure...I have been having severe headaches, left eye twitching. Also like a cloudiness in my head..Also tenderness in some parts o?

I recently had a seizure...I have been having severe headaches, left eye twitching. Also like a cloudiness in my head..Also tenderness in some parts o?

See an MD: Are you diagnosed with seizure disorder? It's normal to feel groggy and 'out of it' for a while after a seizure, but severe headaches don't necessarily go with seizures and would need to be worked up by an md. See an md, because some seizure disorders are life-threatening if not controlled. A neurologist would be best suited for this. ...Read more

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Eyelid Twitching (Definition)

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


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Can eyelid twitching be an early sign of a seizure?

Can eyelid twitching be an early sign of a seizure?

Eyelid Spasm: This can be the result of stress, fatigue, eye strain, caffeine, or any number of systemic factors. You should get it checked out and if correcting these possible causes does not help, Botox treatment may improve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can eyelid twitching be a sign of a minor seizure?

Can eyelid twitching be a sign of a minor seizure?

Unlikely: If the eyelid twitching is the only symptom, it is unlikely that it is a seizure. Twitching of eyelids is a common tic or something called blepharospasm. Blepharospasm can be caused by dry eyes, stress, or tiredness. If it is troublesome, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I recently had a seizure...I have been having severe headaches, left eye twitching. Also like a cloudiness in my head..Also tenderness in some parts o?

See an MD: Are you diagnosed with seizure disorder? It's normal to feel groggy and 'out of it' for a while after a seizure, but severe headaches don't necessarily go with seizures and would need to be worked up by an md. See an md, because some seizure disorders are life-threatening if not controlled. A neurologist would be best suited for this. ...Read more

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Recently have developed a pretty severe eye twitch. This is always accompanied by a debilitating headache. Could be seizure? History of pos epilepsy.

Recently have developed a pretty severe eye twitch. This is always accompanied by a debilitating headache. Could be seizure? History of pos epilepsy.

I'm not sure if you: mean you have a "possible" history of seizure or a "positive" (confirmed) history of seizure. That may change the interpretation of your symptoms. On the face of it, however, this sounds more like a migraine headache with "aura." However, any recent onset of severe headache should be checked out by a doctor. I wish you the best. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to stop my eyelid twitching?

I need some tips on how to stop my eyelid twitching?

Myokymia: Random 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. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, caffeine, lack of sleep. Reduce intake of alcohol/tobacco/caffeine, get rest, reduce stress. ...Read more

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Why is my eyelid twitching and what is a technique to stop it?

Why is my eyelid twitching and what is a technique to stop it?

Myokymia: Benign and perhaps secondary to stress, fatigue, eyestrain, chemical imbalance, even some meds. Should be self limited, but if troublesome, see your eye doc. ...Read more

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Can extraocular muscles twitch? Is it possible for eyelid twitching to make it seem as if your vision is jumpy? How to tell the two twitches apart?

Can extraocular muscles twitch? Is it possible for eyelid twitching to make it seem as if your vision is jumpy?  How to tell the two twitches apart?

Yes: Eyelid twich is myokymia and does not cause the vision to shake. Some acquired extraocular muscle twitches can cause oscillopsia where the vision jiggles. If it persists more than three months you would need a systemic work up. Meanwhile try to get more rest and decrease caffeine intake. ...Read more

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What does eyelid twitching mean?

What does eyelid twitching mean?

Myokymia: Random 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. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, lack of sleep. ...Read more

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How can you stop eyelid twitching?

Blepharospasm: Often people can find things that can calm it down. Old wives tales say pressing the fingertips of all fingers down on hard surface can calm it down. In reality, there are a few medications used for this problem....Baclofen, antiepileptics, and Botox injections. Though if it is just the lower lid and occasional, unlikely pathological. ...Read more

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How can I stop my eyelid twitching?

How can I stop my eyelid twitching?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake make help. ...Read more

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How can I treat my eyelid twitching?

How can I treat my eyelid twitching?

Myokymia: Random 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. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, caffeine, lack of sleep. Reduce intake of alcohol/tobacco/caffeine, get rest, reduce stress. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have rapid eyelid twitching?

Not necessarily: Because it can be related to fatigue and tiredness. However if you are having vision issues, lid is weak and droopy then i would get it checked out soon. ...Read more

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Why is my eyelid twitching and what can I do?

Why is my eyelid twitching and what can I do?

Myokymia: You are describing myokymia - an involuntary twitching of the skin around the eyelids. It's believed to be related to lack of sleep, stress, and caffeine use. Change these risk factors and it should abate. ...Read more

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What can you do about persistent eyelid twitching?

Usually benign: You likely have myokymia, which occurs with fatigue, lack of sleep, eye strain, and even metabolic imbalance in your body. Usually benign, and not a sign of brain disorder. An ophthalmologist can check you further and assist in helping control this. ...Read more

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What can I do about 2 weeks of my eyelid twitching ?

Myokymia: Random 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. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, caffeine, lack of sleep. Reduce intake of alcohol/tobacco/caffeine, get rest, reduce stress. ...Read more

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My eyelid twitching all the time, what could be the cause?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more