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Hypothyroidism And Eye Twitching
I recently had a seizure...I have been having severe headaches, left eye twitching. Also like a cloudiness in my head. Also tenderness in some parts o?
See an MD: Are you diagnosed with seizure disorder? It's normal to feel groggy and 'out of it' for a while after a seizure, but severe headaches don't necessarily go with seizures and would need to be worked up by an md. See an md, because some seizure disorders are life-threatening if not controlled. A neurologist would be best suited for this. ...Read more
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
Mild pain on side of neck, head, eye twitching, its on and off and feel it in my shoulder. My other muscles were randomly twitching to. I have hypothyroid.
Best to see doctor: The upper cervical nerves form the stellate ganglion which can go rostrad to the head for innervation. The lower ones do control the neck and shoulder muscles. It is difficult to just say that the problem is that. It is best to have it evaluated especially in view of the eye twitching. ...Read more
Blepharospasm: This is a condition called blepharospasm, which is thought to be due to a misfiring of certain types of neurons/muscles which control eye blinking (creating the twitching). Since the cause can be multifactorial, understanding a history and doing a physical exam is important to best address therapeutic options. Please see your doctor for further evaluation if it becomes bothersome. ...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
If you're consuming a high quantity of caffeine, then probably yes. Other than caffeine withdrawal symptoms, decreasing your caffeine intake is not a bad idea.
Other reasons for your eyes to twitch include fatigue and low calcium. Are you getting enough sleep? Are your calcium levels low?
Hope this helps! ...Read more
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
Hello, I am concerned about my left eye twitching for couple of days and I have a sharp pain in my upper left side of my chest?
My husband feel dizziness which is accompanied with eye twitching and he is complaining this from a year please advise what should be the reason?
Might be seizure: Disorder. Only way to tell for sure is by medical exam. Have him see a doctor for specific recommendation. ...Read more
Eye twitching for 3 weeks, definetly not from stress, being tired, or caffeine. It happens on and off throughout the day. What could be causing it?
Hello Dr. Good morning, I I am from India & facing a Problem of eye twitching in my left eye in lower lid from last 6-7 days and some times I also feel itching too,?
Eye doc: See an ophthalmologist if symptoms persist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Is not infrequent, most of the time is mild inflamation
Injury of nerves around the eye, specially after sudden change of temperature, dry eyes, after spending to much time on computer or other activity with no frequent blinking and poor tearing, occasionally after viral URI. Most if the time benign. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Eye: Many things can cause those symptoms but if the headaches are that bad, you should go to the emergency room ...Read more
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
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