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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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My baby is on isomil, she has a bald ring on her head. What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency, how do I know she gets enough calcium?

My baby is on isomil, she has a bald ring on her head. What are the symptoms of calcium deficiency, how do I know she gets enough calcium?

She is: The bald ring on her head most likely has nothing to do with calcium, but more that she is lying on her back and rubbing her head. If she is a term child and is drinking the proper amount of formula daily, she is getting enough calcium.

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What can I do about eye twitching?

What can I do about eye twitching?

Twitch: Twitching can be a symptom of stress. Consult your physician for workup and treatment, to rule out medical causes.

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What can I do to fix frequent eye twitching?

What can I do to fix frequent eye twitching?

Myokymia: Twitching of the eyelid is called myokymia and is typically experienced in response to stress, lack of sleep and excess caffeine use.

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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.

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Is apple cider good for eye twitching?

Is apple cider good for eye twitching?

Blepharospasm: Or eyelid twitching is a common condition which there is often no cause found. Many different remedies have been tried over the years, none of which have helped consistently. There is no evidence that apple cider will help this. A good treatment for spasm has been Botox injections into the eyelid muscles. If your symptoms are bad enough, ask your ophthalmologist about this.

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What are some ways to get rid of eye twitching?

What are some ways to get rid of eye twitching?

Eye lid twitch: Decrease or stop caffeine use, reduce stress levels and increase amount of hours you sleep. Occasionally, using a cold compress temporarily helps as well. If this problem is severe and persistent, you may need medical treatment by an ophthalmologist.

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Can epilepsy cause eye twitching?

Usually not.: Eye twitching can be due to essential blepharospasm (see blepharospasm. Org), stress (myokymia), other nerve problems such as aberrant regeneration. See an eyemd.

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Is continuous eye twitching a form of seizures.?

Is continuous eye twitching a form of seizures.?

Twitching: Unlikely. More likely blepharospasm from neuromuscular irritability. If persistent, see ophthalmologist for potential botox treatment. Get sleep, apply warm moist compresses, and decrease caffeine intake

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What could possible causes for my eye twitching and the tingling in my thumb?

What could possible causes for my eye twitching and the tingling in my thumb?

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.

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Eye twitching with headache could this just be stress? I did have caffeine tea

Eye twitching with headache could this just be stress? I did have caffeine tea

Possible: Common causes for eye twitching are surface issues (dryness, irritation), fatigue, caffeine intake, and sometimes for now apparent reason.

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Good Morning, Ihad eye twitching for more than a m onth and now my right eye appears smaller and eyelid feels heavy?

Good Morning, Ihad eye twitching for more than a m onth and now my right eye appears smaller and eyelid feels heavy?

Clarify: Do you mean you whole eye looks smaller or just the pupil? Does your eyelid FEEL heavy or just droop? Sounds like it could be a Horner's syndrome. I don't really know how the twitching fits in here, but definitely have it looked at. It could be something serious.

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Stopped taking topamax (topiramate) a few months ago because of eye twitching. Now my biceps are twitching?

Stopped taking topamax (topiramate) a few months ago because of eye twitching. Now my biceps are twitching?

See your PCP: The muscle twitches are often harmless. However, sometimes they can be a sign of a serious underlying or secondary disorder. See your PCP for consultation. Nothing to do with Topamax (topiramate).

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Is eye twitching a side effect of Zoloft? I recently increased the dose and have had this problem for 3 weeks afterwards.

Is eye twitching a side effect of Zoloft? I recently increased the dose and have had this problem for 3 weeks afterwards.

Lid myokymia: 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, medicines can cause it as well. See your eyemd to rule out other causes that are much less common.

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Could you get under eye twitching if you need new glasses? I have had an on and off twitching for a couple of months; had eye exam in June.

Eyelid twitching: Eyelid twitching often occurs with fatigue, and if vision is poor during reading, it may occur more often. It may occur independent of vision. It is a condition called blepharospasm- normally no treatment is needed. Http://www. Neurocuro. Com/blepharospasm-eyelid-twitch/

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I have eye twitching and one side of my face moves. I don't want to go to the doctor. Please just tell me what I can do. Want to try you first. Please.?

I have eye twitching and one side of my face moves. I don't want to go to the doctor. Please just tell me what I can do. Want to try you first. Please.?

Myokymia?: 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.

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