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I have benign fasiculation syndrome. I think i have hemifacial spasm, always feel like my cheek is pulled. Rippling bad when leaning forward now, why?

I have benign fasiculation syndrome. I think i have hemifacial spasm, always feel like my cheek is pulled. Rippling bad when leaning forward now, why?

Not certain this is: Hemifacial spasm unlikely due to benign fasiculation. Your past data you supplied does not include a neurology evaluation and would suggest you discuss with your physician about seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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Left eye has been twitching.1st the upper lid and now the lower,within a few wks.Could it be hemifacial spasm?I'm 22.If I blink fast, twitchingstarts

Left eye has been twitching.1st the upper lid and now the lower,within  a few wks.Could it be hemifacial spasm?I'm 22.If I blink fast, twitchingstarts

No worries : Eye twitching is common, & usually related to stress, lack of sleep, & overuse of stimulants like coffee. The fact that yours "traveled" makes it less likely to be a nerve disorder. Get plenty rest, get exercise, eliminate any stimulants for 2 weeks, & if no better, see your clinician. ...Read more

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If someone develops hemifacial spasm in mouth and cheek, does it always spread up to eye or can it just remain in the lips?

If someone develops hemifacial spasm in mouth and cheek, does it always spread up to eye or can it just remain in the lips?

It can remain: Hemifacial spasm, depending on the cause and in particular the location of the nerve irritation, can affect any part of the face. It does not have to spread to the eye. ...Read more

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Developed strong spasms in my lower lip and minor spasms in upper lip and cheek after facial paralysis post surgery 15 months. Hemifacial spasm now?

Developed strong spasms in my lower lip and minor spasms in upper lip and cheek after facial paralysis post surgery 15 months. Hemifacial spasm now?

Regrowth: Regrowth of nerve fibers with some aberrant connections. Technically spasm of half your face, so hemifacial spasm. See a facial plastic surgeon for management advice. ...Read more

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What can cause a hemifacial spasm in a 21 yr old? Had a left eye twitch for 2 months and now corners of mouth left side are starting to twitch

What can cause a hemifacial spasm in a 21 yr old? Had a left eye twitch for 2 months and now corners of mouth left side are starting to twitch

Twitching: Subtle twitching of the muscles of facial expression is not exactly the same as hemifacial spasm. The spasm is a significant, long lasting contraction of the muscles, which is painful. Twitching can be caused by fatigue, nervousness, an infection, or sometimes a history of a condition like Bell's palsy. Sometimes twitching of these muscles is entirely benign. ...Read more

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What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

What's the difference between Spasticity and spasm?

Neuro vs muscular: To me spasm is a local muscle involuntary contraction and spasticty is a neurologic problem loss of cortical control of motor function causing inability to appropriately relax muscles sign of a upper motor neuron injury ...Read more

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My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

My chest is spasming really badly what should I do?

See a doctor: I am unfamiliar with chest spasms. I would urge that you have a doctor evaluate the chest pain. ...Read more

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How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

How do I strengthen my lower back to stop it spasming?

After: Stretches and warm ups, over a exercise ball you do facing down, reverse sit ups, or find a machine at the gym that serves similar purpose. ...Read more