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What could it mean if one eye twitch's and the centre of the forehead, in between the eyebrow twitch's also?

What could it mean if one eye twitch's and the centre of the forehead, in between the eyebrow twitch's also?

Irritability: This type of superficial nerve or muscle irritability is common and is generally not serious. It can be caused by eye strain or caffeine intake and most often resolves on its own. If you have continued concerns see your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kermani
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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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Does extreme anger cause eye or eyelid twitching?

Does  extreme anger cause eye or eyelid twitching?

Possibly: 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 normal for someone with an eye injury to have eyelid twitching?

Is it normal for someone with an eye injury to have eyelid twitching?

Eyelid twitching: Eyelid twitching occurs when any issue causes ocular surface irritation. It is a protective mechanism and will continue until the eye irritation is gone. Try using frequent artificial tears to lubricate the eye and see if the twitching improves. ...Read more

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Why does my top left eye twitch and now my bottom left lip twitching?

Why does my top left eye twitch and now my bottom left lip twitching?

Probably nothing: Twitching of the small muscles of the face is common, but rarely pathologic. This finding is most commonly associated with fatigue, overuse or other forms of stress. I would not be surprised if you are working long hours on something and not getting enough sleep. You can use B complex vitamins which some believe help with this symptom, but I suggest plenty of sleep and relaxation- be well! ...Read more

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Fluttering/twitching in upper left abdomen. No pain, similar to an eye twitch. Should I be concerned?

Fluttering/twitching in upper left abdomen. No pain, similar to an eye twitch. Should I be concerned?

Cramps and vibration: The feelings of twitching is usually caused by small muscle contractions and relaxations just as in the eye. Often too small to see. That is very similar to a cramp which is the same thing but it keeps recruiting other muscle cells to contract and not relax. Try stretching your arms over your head and take deep breaths to stretch it out. You probably had minor injury which will heal. ...Read more

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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

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Can extreme anger cause eye blinking or eyelid twitching?

Can extreme anger cause eye blinking or eyelid twitching?

Maybe: 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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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.

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

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Could twitching (almost like an eye twitch) under right rib cage be a sign of pregnancy? she has irregular periods and would be about 19 weeks.

Could twitching (almost like an eye twitch) under right rib cage be a sign of pregnancy? she has irregular periods and would be about 19 weeks.

A home pregnancy tes: t is more accurate! Twitching by ribs is nonspecific. However at 19 weeks, a fetal US is even more accurate! Stay away from old wives tales on this one. ...Read more

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Eye twitching for a week now headache starting had Mri,mra,ct scan on head last year showed nothing nothin suffer headaches a lot but eye twitch bad?

A Twitch in Time: Blepharospasm is the term used for eye-twitching that can be a manifestation of an underlying peripheral nerve condition or central nervous system process. Acute trauma around the eye can also result in delayed spasm during nerve healing. In many cases anxiety can also cause this secondary to both acute and chronic stress. If stable, consider it only a nuisance. If changing seek an exam. ...Read more

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How can I stop an irregular eye twitch?

How can I stop an irregular eye twitch?

Lack of rest: Usually to to built up lack of sleep or adequate rest over a period of time.Will generally resolve by getting some rest and good sleep. ...Read more

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Why does my eye twitch after seeing a hot chick?

Why does my eye twitch after seeing a hot chick?

Nervous: Too much eyelid straining. May be due to fatigue, stress, not sleeping enough, reading for a long time, or looking at hot chick for a long time. Take a break. . Muscles get fatigue. If painful or socially unacceptable, Botox injection may be used occasionally. ...Read more

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How can I remedy an eye twitch?

How can I  remedy an eye twitch?

Botox: Botox, Dysport and xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) are muscle relaxers that can be injected to help with that annoying problem. See a doctor that gives those injections. ...Read more

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Can cocaine make your eye twitch?

Can cocaine make your eye twitch?

Any stimulant can: Anything that acts as a stimulant can cause eyelid twitching. This could include cocaine, but usually is caffeine, decongestants, and some medications along with stress and fatigue. Treatment is typically by reducing stress and fatigue and avoiding the stimulant that causes the twitching. ...Read more

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Why does your eye twitch when tired?

Why does your eye twitch when tired?

Ocular fatigue : Eyelid muscles are very sensitive. They can become tired easily. Thus you can rest your eyes as well. ...Read more

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Why does under my left eye twitch nonstop?

Why does under my left eye twitch nonstop?

SOD: Energy depletion causes eye to twitch to replenish eye energy use superoxide dismutase in high doses 10, 000 units 4 -5 times a day until twitching stops. The other formula that works - zeaxanthine and lutein. ...Read more

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Why does my left eye twitch in the outer corner?

Why does my left eye twitch in the outer corner?

Twitch: Twitches around the eye may be due to dryness, allergy, caffeine, fatigue, or stress. Try some artificial tears to see if this helps. Limit your caffeine intake, get plenty of rest, and do something to reduce your stress. ...Read more

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