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Doctor insights on: Eyelid Twitch Causes

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I have woken this morning to find my right, upper eyelid twitching uncontrollably. What causes this?

I have woken this morning to find my right, upper eyelid twitching uncontrollably. What causes this?

Myokymia: Random twitching of an eyelid, which is benign, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Ocular myokymia, is quite common and self-limited, it can last a few minutes to a few days. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, fatigue, caffeine, and lack of sleep. Reduce intake of alcohol/tobacco/caffeine, get rest, reduce stress, tx eyes. ...Read more

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Face pain/spasms, dizzy, neck pain, after doing chin ups and chest dips? Sometimes I get eyelid twitching too. What causes this? How do i fix it?

Face pain/spasms, dizzy, neck pain, after doing chin ups and chest dips? Sometimes I get eyelid twitching too. What causes this? How do i fix it?

Get checked: Clearly, not a normal response after doing chin ups. I would check your teeth, your cranial joints (TM joints, occiput and frontal sinus at sphenoid junction) for presence of toxins, pathoges or allergens. Dizziness is suggestive that your ears may be involved .Muscle spasm and eyelid twitching suggest neuromuscular involvement, so rule out Lyme disease. ...Read more

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What causes eyelid twitching?

What causes 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, lack of sleep. ...Read more

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Can dry eye syndrome cause eyelid twitches?

Can dry eye syndrome cause eyelid twitches?

Dry eye twitching: A common cause of eyelid or eye twitching is dry eye. A trial of artificial tears +/- omega 3 vitamins often relieves the symptoms. More serious causes of eyelid twitching should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist if the symptoms do not resolve with tears. http://fleye.com/store/artificial-tears/retaine-mgd.html. ...Read more

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My eyelids have been twitching constantly for the past couple days. What could be the cause?

My eyelids have been twitching constantly for the past couple days. What could be the cause?

Several things: With these kinds of symptoms and their persistent nature, it's best if you see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, possibly run some tests and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of the random twitching of my eyelids? Is it serious? It's not painful or anything.

Myokimia: Depending on the degree of the twitching can be benign muscle fiber twitching or something more serious such as blepharospasm which a sustained muscular contraction or dystopia -- best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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My upper left eyelid has been twitching for the past week or so, any possible reasons why even though there might be a wide range of causes?

My upper left eyelid has been twitching for the past week or so, any possible reasons why even though there might be a wide range of causes?

Myokymia: Is a fast twitching of the eyelid. Related to stress, too much caffeine, or lack of sleep. It should resolve on its own. If it lasts more than three months get it checked. ...Read more

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What is the cause of eyelid twitching?

What is the cause of 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, lack of sleep. ...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

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I want to know what's the exact causes of eyelid twitching?

I want to know what's the exact causes of 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, lack of sleep. ...Read more

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My lower eyelid on the right side keeps doing that weird, but common twitching thing. What causes that?

Stress: This is a common reaction to stress and as long as it is limited to that one area, usually nothing to worry about. I would recommend trying to hydrate well, maybe add a multivitamin with magnesium and see if it improves. If other areas start to twitch, then recommend workup with a physician. ...Read more

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My left eyelid has been twitching a couple of times a day for over two weeks,i have been getting rest,what could be the cause ?

My left eyelid has been twitching a couple of times a day for over two weeks,i have been getting rest,what could be the cause ?

Myokymia: Most often eyelid twitching is due to muscular irritabiity termed myokymia which is annoying but quite benign. I may be associated with eye strain, fatigue, or stressors, but may occur without any clearcut etiology. It the twitching involves the facial muscles in addition, best to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my bottom eyelid and the skin beneath my eye twitching?

What is the cause of my bottom eyelid and the skin beneath my eye twitching?

A number of things: This can be do 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

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Left Upper eyelid has been twitching for two months. Can this be caused by pinched nerve in neck (also left side)? I also suffer from TMJ. Help?

Left Upper eyelid has been twitching for two months.  Can this be caused by pinched nerve in neck (also left side)?  I also suffer from TMJ. Help?

Not from the neck: All of the movement and feeling in the face is controlled by nerves that come directly from the brain, called cranial nerves. There are 12 pairs of them, and they each do different things. NONE of these nerves pass through the cervical spine. Eyelid twitching, or blepharospasm, can be caused by stress, medication, trauma, or even MS. Dark glasses may help. See a Neurologist, Botox can stop it! ...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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What could cause temple and eye twitching also I have a white spot that came up on my left eyelid?

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