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Dr. Michael Kermani
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Eyelid Twitching (Definition)

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


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Horrible headaches and left eye twitching for last two days?

Horrible headaches and left eye twitching for last two days?

Eye: Many things can cause those symptoms but if the headaches are that bad, you should go to the emergency room ...Read more

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I have been having left side facial pain and left eye twitching pain comes and goes?

I have been having left side facial pain and left eye twitching pain comes and goes?

See Doc: Need to find cause of pain. See ENT doc first, he/she may refer you to TMJ-orofacial pain doc. ...Read more

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Left eye twitching nonstop for months, left eye also looks bigger then right, looks swollen.

Left eye twitching nonstop for months, left eye also looks bigger then right, looks swollen.

Proptosis: It warrants an evaluation by your doctor. I don't know any other of your health history so I can't give you a better answer ...Read more

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Left eye twitching on and off for over a month, I am currently nursing my son... Is this related?

Left eye twitching on and off for over a month, I am currently nursing my son... Is this related?

Sort of: Eye twitching is associated wtih anxiety and fatigue, which is also common with a young child. Nursing, per se, is not related. ...Read more

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Left eye twitching for over a week. Ok in morning then by afternoon I exp it. Feels same as if the eye was trying to blink out something. Saw optom. Ok?

Left eye twitching for over a week. Ok in morning then by afternoon I exp it. Feels same as if the eye was trying to blink out something. Saw optom. Ok?

Blepharitis: Most common and least dangerous cause for eyelid twitching is blepharitis, a blockage of the oil glands of the eyelids. Usually best treated by scrubbing the edges of the eyelids with a cotton swab wet with hot water with a tiny dab of baby shampoo on the tip, followed by rinsing the closed eye with warm water. To be sure, see an eye md. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my left eye twitching?

Botox: See a doctor that gives Botox injections for help if it is ongoing and bothering you. ...Read more

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Left eye twitching now extended to the left face?

Left eye twitching now extended to the left face?

Blepharospasm: Possibly could be hemifacial spasm, a neuromuscular disorder that is treated with Botox injections or surgery. The best person to see for this would be a neuro-ophthalmologist who can rule out other causes and recommend a course of treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching is common and benign. There are no real treatments for this except tincture of time. Some have found that supplemental calcium helps shorten the episodes. This is not related to the pain in your chest. See your primary doctor for that please. ...Read more

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Why is my left eye twitching for so long? Should I be concerned that my left cheek and left side of my mouth is also twitching?

Why is my left eye twitching for so long? Should I be concerned that my left cheek and left side of my mouth is also twitching?

Facial spasm: Eyelid twitching is common, and is usually related to stress, fatigue, consumption of stimulants like caffeine, and local eye irritation. Facial twitching, where the cheek and mouth are also twitching, may be "hemifacial spasm", which is more serious. Talk to your medical doctor or neurologist about this possibility. ...Read more

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Having right side headaches, left eye twitching, no energy, and very dizzy.

Having right side headaches, left eye twitching, no energy, and very dizzy.

Exam: You will need a comprehensive physical exam, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more

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Waking up w/ my left eye twitching, it's twitched for a long time but now everyday as soon as I wake up. Can feel it. Diangosis Trigeminal Neuralgia.

Waking up w/ my left eye twitching, it's twitched for a long time but now everyday as soon as I wake up. Can feel it. Diangosis Trigeminal Neuralgia.

Blepharospasm: The condition of spasm around the eye is known as blepharospasm. This could be the result of local dystonia of the nerves in the setting of trigeminal neuralgia, though it may also be present in other individuals as well during times of increased emotional stress. ...Read more

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Burst blood vessel in left eye accompanied by eye twitching in same eye. Doesn't hurt but is really annoying.?

Exam: You must be seen and examined to be evaluated for possible complications: however, most of these type of subconjunctivial hemorrhages are benign and will resolve on their own ...Read more

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Horrible headaches and left eye twitching for last two days. No appetite and trouble falling asleep. Could this be serious?

Horrible headaches and left eye twitching for last two days. No appetite and trouble falling asleep. Could this be serious?

Possibly: New onset severe headaches need to be taken seriously. It is possible that it is a migraine-sort, but if this is something new that has not been addressed by a physician, I would recommend that you be seen in person for evaluation. ...Read more

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Sorry, off and on eye twitching every day for past month and lower burning back pain when lying down, relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis?

Sorry, off and on eye twitching every day for past month and lower burning back pain when lying down, relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis?

Let's analyze: The eye twitching could be ocular myokymia, due to eyestrain, fatigue, stress, chemical imbalance, and the back pain may be due to degenerative spondylosis, or a disc issue. You list ampyra, (dalfampridine) a drug used to improve walking in ms patients, but do not list other ms disease modifiers. Do you in fact have ms? Maybe, your neurologist can sort this out if indeed you do.. ...Read more

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Going into 3rd week of left eyelid twitching. Saw optometrist who said eyes are perfect. I saw urgent care to a doctor who said she saw a prominent vein on eyelid.

Going into 3rd week of left eyelid twitching. Saw optometrist who said eyes are perfect. I saw urgent care to a doctor who said she saw a prominent vein on eyelid.

Most likely,: You describe classic eyelid myokymia, a common yet benign condition which may be associated with fatigue, poor sleep, eyestrain, metabolic or chemical imbalances, etc. The vein on your eyelid has nothing to do with this. Suggest you visit your primary care doc and discuss management. ...Read more

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I have right eye twitching and my left hand is numb. What is happening?

See your PCP ASAP: Could be a very mild ischemic stroke which is more common in the population. See your doctor ASAP for examination, tests and treatment if needed.
Take care. ...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

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I get numbness in the front part of my left thigh when I lay down, have also had eye twitching and severe back pain at times. What is it?

I get numbness in the front part of my left thigh when I lay down, have also had eye twitching and severe back pain at times. What is it?

Varies: They may not all be related. The two most common causes of numbness in the thigh is a "pinched nerve" in the upper lumbar spine or a condition known as meralgia parastetica, in which a nerve known as the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve is irritated at the pelvis. Neither would typically becrelated to a twitching of the eye. Getting a good medical check up might be a good place to start. ...Read more

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My friend passed away in 2013. However, I have sever vertigo and would like some advice. I have been experiencing sever migraine headaches in addition to the nausua and dizziness. My vision is being effected as well as a left eye twitching which makes me

My friend passed away in 2013. However, I have sever vertigo and would like some advice. I have been experiencing sever migraine headaches in addition to the nausua and dizziness. My vision is being effected as well as a left eye twitching which makes me

Good question..: I'm sorry for your loss.... However, I would suggest seeing a headache specialist or neurologist to determine the cause... I don't want to scare you but serious conditions need to be ruled out and a cause determined. ...Read more

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I have had left eye twitching constantly for about 2 months now. Recently I have had constant headaches, nausea and shortness of breath too.

I have had left eye twitching constantly for about 2 months now. Recently I have had constant headaches, nausea and shortness of breath too.

Eye twiching: Eye twitching with headaches, nausea, and shortness of breath strongly recommends you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
It is likely that the Emergency team will examine you, order some labs, and then send you to the hospital.

Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Cramp in left foot, right eye twitching, and severe headache. What can I do about it?

Cramp in left foot, right eye twitching, and severe headache. What can I do about it?

In the short run?: Excedrin for migraine headaches if they seel such a product in India and if symptoms are that of migraine headache (one sided thumping along with nausea/vomiting, sensitivity to light, sound, and smells). That's in the short run. In the long run you should consider going to a doctor for a good checkup if this episode has repeated itself in the past or repeats itself in the future. ...Read more

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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?

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

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16 yr son woke up with tingling/numbness on left side of face and left eye twitching. Had trouble breathing and passed out. Heard gargling noise and found on floor. Doesn't remember anything. Have had mir/ct/eeg/ekg/video sleep and blood work all ok?

16 yr son woke up with tingling/numbness on left side of face and left eye twitching. Had trouble breathing and passed out. Heard gargling noise and found on floor. Doesn't remember anything. Have had mir/ct/eeg/ekg/video sleep and blood work all ok?

See Neurologist: Sounds like your son had a seizure. It also sounds like he had a lot of tests, some not done in emergency room (EEG, sleep study). The doctor who tested him or a neurologist in your area should discuss the findings and help you decide what is wrong and what to do. Sometimes tests reported "normal" can tell us things. To find a neurologist, call your local hospital or medical society. ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

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