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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Eyebrow Twitching

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Does eyebrow plucking cause eye twitching?

Does eyebrow plucking cause eye twitching?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake make help. It is not associated with eyebrow plucking. ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


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My left eye and eyebrow keep twitching throughout the day. What can cause this?

My left eye and eyebrow keep twitching throughout the day. What can cause this?

Blepharospam: Consider myokymia, which is quite benign and often due to eyestrain, fatigue, stress, but also, blepharospasm which causes squinting and irritation. Might check with your doctor to see if an underlying irritant is present. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an eyebrow muscle twitch to be caused by extended use of the computer?

Is it possible for an eyebrow muscle twitch to be caused by extended use of the computer?

Brow ache, fatigue: Computer vision syndrome is associated with eye fatigue, and can sometimes lead to brow muscle twitching. Remember to rest your eyes for a few minutes for every hour of computer use. ...Read more

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Does head twitching during a concussion cause more damage?

Does head twitching during a concussion cause more damage?

Not likely: If the twitches are minor, there should be no more damage caused. ...Read more

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I have twitching toes. Not painful. When I turn my head to the side the twitching stops. What causes this? Is it a neuro problem?

I have twitching toes. Not painful. When I turn my head to the side the twitching stops. What causes this? Is it a neuro problem?

Twitching toes: I can't think of a reason why turning your head will cause the twitching to stop. But poor or ill-fitting shoes can do it, muscle fatigue in your feet (by too much exercise or bad shoes), certain medications, and certain electrolyte deficiencies can all cause twitching. ...Read more

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What causes eye twitching?

What causes eye twitching?

Stress, fatigue etc: Commonest cause of eye twitching is stress, followed by fatigue, sleep deprivation, stimulant use (even simply coffee). Other conditions causing eye twitching (much less often) include certain movement disorders (e.g. Tourette's, blepharospasm), focal epilepsy. ...Read more

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What causes eye twitching?

What causes eye twitching?

Myokymia (if no tic): Random twitching of an eyelid or another small facial muscle, 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. It can last a few minutes to a few days. One should see a doctor if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the causes of eye twitching?

What are the causes of eye twitching?

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. Occasionally, taking some calcium with magnesium supplements seems to help shorten the episode. Be sure to be getting plenty of rest and avoid extensive eye straining such as long hours in front of computer. If the problem does not resolve see your eye doc. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause head twitching?

Can sinusitis cause head twitching?

Less likely: Head twitching in my experience is related to nerve, stress, anxiety, electrolyte issues and less likely due to sinus infections. ...Read more

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What exactly can be the causes of involuntary head twitching?

What exactly can be the causes of involuntary head twitching?

Dyskinesias: Involuntary movements are broken down into those caused by a tremor, tics, myoclonus, dystonias, chorea, athetosis, and hemiballismus. Those hyperkinetic movement disorders that have a tendency to involve the head include tremors (titubation), tics, and dystonias. The cause for the aforementioned are mostly genetic but at times can be related to metabolic disturbances or meds. Well wishes. ...Read more

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I have a twitching in my head for the past two days and it mostly happens during school. It feels very violent and is hard to avoid in class. Cause?

I have a twitching in my head for the past two days and it mostly happens during school. It feels very violent and is hard to avoid in class. Cause?

? essential tremor?: Sounds like the head may be shaking from side to side or front to back. You could have an essential familial tremor or maybe even a cerebellar titubaton tremor, if involves entire head and not just one side. Thyroid problems can cause head tremors. Contact your doctor and get this controlled. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause head jerking/twitching?

Can anxiety cause head jerking/twitching?

Head jerking or: twitching may represent a tic (spasm-like movements of particular muscles). Anxiety may aggravate or increase tics which are otherwise usually harmless but may be annoying and may be able to be suppressed. Anxiety management strategies are powerful. Tics come and go. If serious consult physician. Best regards. ...Read more

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For the past week my head/neck has been randomly twitching. Also slight pain in back right side of head. Any ideas for the cause of this?

For the past week my head/neck has been randomly twitching. Also slight pain in back right side of head. Any ideas for the cause of this?

Not sure: twitching can be benign esp as its only been there a short time. The muscles on back of head can cause pain via spasm. Basically if it persists see your GP who may get you a neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes eye lid twitching?

What causes eye lid twitching?

Eye lid twitch: This is benign, but annoying at times and will usually resolve itself. It is often associated with fatigue, anxiety or tension.
A refraction should be performed to resolve an associated untreated refractive error. ...Read more

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What causes eye twitching and dizziness?

Not related: Eye twitching is caused by a nerve firing off and usually only lasts a few days---no treatment for it. This does not relate to dizziness. If this persists, see your family doc. ...Read more

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What is the causes of twitching in the head on top and side

What is the causes of twitching in the head on top and side

Irritation perhaps: Some irritation to a muscle, nerve, or part of a nerve that goes to certain muscle fibers may cause those fibers to twitch. Such twitching is usually for a few hours or a day, and only once in a while. In those cases, doctors and patients usually don't spend time looking for a cause. But, if symptoms are frequent, or recurrent, a primary doctor, ENT doctor, and a neurologist can evaluate. ...Read more

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The side of my head is twitching. What could be the cause of this?

The side of my head is twitching. What could be the cause of this?

Temporalis muscle: The temporalis muscle is on the side of the head. It is used for chewing. You can feel it when you make a bite or clench your teeth.

Twitching occurs when muscles are tired or when they undergo a change in activity. Some people grind their teeth at night, this can cause twitching. There is also a artery there, which has a pulse. ...Read more