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Involuntary eye movement jerking--causes?

Involuntary eye movement jerking--causes?

Twitch: Benign twitch most common. If involves some of the face, need to see neurologist to rule out more serious disease. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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Headache, drowsiness, pressure behind right eye, uncontrollable shaking in head/neck, uncontrollable twitching with eyes, body muscles contract?

Headache, drowsiness, pressure behind right eye, uncontrollable shaking in head/neck, uncontrollable twitching with eyes, body muscles contract?

See your doctor now: All of these symptoms are not normal. Not sure if your eye muscle twitching contracting is in unison with your body or not? Independently, twitching of the eyes can be benign if it's myokymia and caused by tiredness or exertion. However, it seems you need a physical exam in which your doctor can assess your eyes too, and give you a medical plan to follow. S/he may need to order labs too. ...Read more

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Eyestrain and involuntary eye movement related?

Eyestrain and involuntary eye movement related?

Related?: Eye strain and involuntary eye movements are typically not related. With eye strain, you may experience headache, blurred vision, increase blinking due to eye irritation, or other symptoms. ...Read more

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Jerking eye movements? = nystagmus?

Jerking eye movements? = nystagmus?

Most commonly, yes: Nystagmus is the name for usually rhythmic, oscillating (back and forth, or up and down) involuntary movements of both eyes. It is most often seen as a congenital (born with) finding, or develops shortly after birth. There are other causes for unusual or "jerking" eye movements too, and affected individual should be seen by an ophthalmologist, neuro-ophthalmologist, or neurologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes eye involuntary movement?

What causes eye involuntary movement?

See ophthalmologist: Involuntary eye movements such as nystagmus (rapid back and forth movements of the eyes) may be congenital (born with it) or acquired and must be evaluated by a specialist in eye diseases known as an ophthalmologist...Treatment may be with special lenses and/or with surgery. ...Read more

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Rapid jerking eye movement in both eyes?

Rapid jerking eye movement in both eyes?

Nystagmus: Rapid jerking eye movement in both eyes, called nystagmus may be congenital (from birth) or may be due to a problem in the lower part of the brain or inner ear. It should be checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can eyestrain cause involuntary eye movement?

Can eyestrain cause involuntary eye movement?

No: While eye strain may cause headaches and discomfort around the eyes, it will not cause involuntary eye movement. ...Read more

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Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.

Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.

Could be normal.: Involuntary movements may occur during the dreaming phase of sleep. Some people may have difficulty getting to sleep because they worry a lot and when they finally fall asleep their muscles twitch which can cause them to wake up. It can also happen when you are very tired and yet you may have a hard time to relax and sleep. I wouldn't worry too much about this. ...Read more

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Why do I experience involuntary eye movement twitches?

Why do I experience involuntary eye movement twitches?

Twitching can be ...: Most of the time, twitching (an involuntary muscle movement, usually very small), is harmless and resolves quickly without treatment. High stress, dehydration, low blood sugar, certain medications, electrolyte imbalances and many other things can cause twitching that lasts a long time. If your twitching does not resolve quickly, then it is time to see y our family doctor! ...Read more

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Random eye lid twitch?

Random eye lid twitch?

Very common: Twitching of the eyelid muscle is a common thing and usually nothing to worry about. It may get worse with fatigue, stress or too much caffeine. If you develop any other problems such as double vision or other nerve problems then you should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Involuntary, rapid eye movements. Are these concussion related?

Involuntary, rapid eye movements. Are these concussion related?

Yes they can be: Un equal input from the balance organs in the inner ears can produce nystagmus (eye movements) with occiopsia (what ones sees with these eye movements ) and vertigo (the sensation of being pulled or turned in a direction) . The problem can be withe inner ear itself or the connections to the brain (8th craniel nerve) or damaged structures within the brain. Medications can also cause this problem. ...Read more

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Can extreme anger cause eye blinking or eyelid twitching?

Can extreme anger cause eye blinking or eyelid twitching?

Maybe: You are describing myokymia - an involuntary twitching of the skin around the eyelids. It's believed to be related to lack of sleep, stress, and caffeine use. Change these risk factors and it should abate. ...Read more

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Uncontrollable eye, thumb, and mouth twitching with random llimbs going knumb. Randomly.Any thoughts?

Uncontrollable eye, thumb, and mouth twitching with random llimbs going knumb. Randomly.Any thoughts?

Low potassium: Cramping often due to low potassium and many medical conditions can cause this or side effect of diuretic blood pressure medication. Can also cause numbness. Also anxiety with disrupted breathing a main cause. ...Read more

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Involuntary muscle contractions of the eye lid?

Blepharospasm: Causes quivering or involuntary contraction of the muscle surrounding the eye. This can be a significant problem and often can be relieved with Botox injections into the orbicularis muscle under the guidance of an ophthalmologist or neurologist experienced in the use of the medication. The drug induces a reversible paralysis of the muscle making the contractions significantly less. ...Read more

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Can eyestrain or fatigue cause involuntary eye movement?

Probably not: Your eyes run the same 24/7/365, awake or asleep. You may feel tired after concentrating for a long time, but your eyes are just as ready to work as they ever are. Involuntary eye movements are rare. Twitching of the lids may come from stress, excess caffeine, or certain medications. ...Read more

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What causes rapid eye blinking?

What causes rapid eye blinking?

Tics: Most commonly this represents motor tics especially when you are aware of them. ...Read more

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Can eyestrain cause involuntary eye movement in you?

No: No, not usually. If you are having problems controlling your eye movements, please see a ophthalmologist promptly. Have a nice day! ...Read more

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Trembling (Definition)

Trembling = visible muscle tremor which may be associated with a ...Read more