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What could cause painless involuntary forehead tightening / twitching?

What could cause painless involuntary forehead tightening / twitching?

Facial nerve: facial nerve supplies the forehead muscles and anything that makes the facial nerve get active will cause this, idiopathic hemifacial spasm is the most common cause of this, sometimes it is from an actual compression of the facial nerve or due to its inflammation, consider neurological consultation for this issue as you need an MRI brain to r/o a mass and inflammation ...Read more

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I am feeling dizzy, have intermittent twitching on the left side of my forehead, and sweating. What could be the cause?

Adrenaline: Unless the sweating is only on the left side of your forehead then it sounds like a release of adrenaline by your body in response to a physical or emotional stress situation. Please see your health care provider if it persists or worsens. ...Read more

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Could stress cause a constant throbbing headache and forehead pressure, nose pressure, twitching in temple and crawling sensation in temple?

Could stress cause a constant throbbing headache and forehead pressure,  nose pressure, twitching in temple and crawling sensation in temple?

R/O TENSION HA: YES: 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus,migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL . Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH.com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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Does tmj cause facial twitching around eyes and forehead and bridge of nose and also numbness in that area?

Does tmj cause facial twitching around eyes and forehead and bridge of nose and also numbness in that area?

TMJ: TMJ can cause pain or pressure in the forehead, around the eyes and near the ears. However numbness is or typical with TMJ disorders. Have this evaluated by your primary care, or a neurologist. ...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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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