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Does A Magnesium Deficiency Cause Eye Twitching
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
A number of things: This can be done to a number of things from electrolyte disturbances, thyroid disturbances, or something significant such as a neuromuscular disorder. Make sure your regular doctor rules out the most common and simple things first before going to see a specialist. ...Read more
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 the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Is involuntary contraction of the muscle of the eyelid and is usually harmless and occurs with fatigue, stress or excess caffeine. It can be associated with some more serious disorders but not nearly as frequently.
You can read a good reference here, but don't pick out the worst cause and think you have it.
http://www.blepharospasm.org/eyelid-twitches.pdf. ...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
What could cause temple and eye twitching also I have a white spot that came up on my left eyelid?
Stress, maybe: Temple & eye twitching, if sparing other facial muscles, is usually seen in stressful situations, caffeine/stimulant use, fatigue, eye strain. Partial seizures or certain disorders of facial nerves could be present. White spots on eyelids are probably unrelated. Do you have red spots/blisters (shingles)?, headaches?, loss of balance? Trouble chewing? Hearing? Double vision? ...Read more
Frequent headaches for a 2 years and new onset eye twitching. Could it be caused by a brain tumour?
Brain tumors can and often cause headaches but 2 years is too long to blame a brain tumor for. Eye twitching has nothing to do with a brain tumor as it is normal for muscles to twitch off and on if they are tired or over worked.
If you have progression of these symptoms, then you should get a medical examination done from your doctor. ...Read more
What would cause eye twitching, and blurry vision in one eye only. Happens daily although its worse during allergy season.
The left side of my sternum in the center of my chest hurts to touch. What causes this? I also have eye twitching and fatigue.
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
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
Eye twitching (not severe enough for whole lid to close) persistent for months (on and off multiple times a day) causes? / should seek medical exam?
This type of twitching is often called lid myokymia and is often due to dry eyes (tears do not stay on eye as they should & cause a perceived sense of dryness of eye; meibomian glands may be clogged for instance), stress, caffeine intake, lack of sleep.
See your eyemd to rule out other causes that are much less common. ...Read more
I have had a headache for 8 days now. It isn't super severe, but it definitely causes a lot of pain. My symptoms are: extreme tiredness, right eye twitching, and eye pain. It started after I was swinging on a rope swing and got very, very dizzy & nauseous
Sounds like: Ocular myokymia, which is quite common and self-limited usually and very annoying, but benign. Caused most often by fatigue, eye strain, stress, lack of sleep, exhaustion, nearby infections, such as nasal or sinus, repetitive squinting, maybe blepharospam. May respond to modification of corrective lenses. See your ophthalmologist, if too troublesome. ...Read more
Not sure: Need more details about the vision loss- one eye? Both? Sudden? Gradual? Medical history? ...Read more
None: These are separate conditions caused by different mechanisms. ...Read more
Good Morning, Ihad eye twitching for more than an m onth and now my right eye appears smaller and eyelid feels heavy?
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