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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. 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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My right eye has been twitching continuously for the past four months, I also have a slight facial numbness on the right side of my face.

My right eye has been twitching continuously for the past four months, I also have a slight facial numbness on the right side of my face.

See Neurologist: Twitching of an eyelid is not rare and results from spontaneous firing off of a twig (branch) of the facial nerve (viith cranial nerve). However, numbness of the face, if it is truly present, is the result of lack of innervation of the trigeminal nerve (vth cranial nerve). Inasmuch as these nerves arise from the brain, I would consult a neurologist for an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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35 male eye twitching, dizziness, face numbness, arm and leg weakness & fatigue, tight muscles MRI clear for MS what are other possibilities?

35 male eye twitching, dizziness, face numbness, arm and leg weakness & fatigue, tight muscles MRI clear for MS what are other possibilities?

Asthenia: The other possibilities are anemia, thyroid problem, adrenal cause, connective tissue disease, vitamins, mineral deficiency &hypoglycemia. You have asthenia. The possibility of cancer and anorexia should be sought. Please see your doctor who knows you well. Thanks. ...Read more

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Eye twitch face numb pinched nerve?

Eye twitch face numb pinched nerve?

Not related: I am assuming you mean "pinched nerve" in the neck? This would probably not be related to facial numbness or eye twitching. Furthermore, two different nerves control facial sensation and eyelid closure, so more than one nerve would have to be irritated. Other conditions, such as ms as mentioned, could play a role in all 3. ...Read more

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Left side face numb 2 days after head injury been to er no scans but now got headache and numbness and one eye is big and other is small?

Left side face numb 2 days after head injury been to er no scans but now got headache and numbness and one eye is big and other is small?

Seek evaluation ASAP: Head injury leading to left sided numbness, headache, and a dilated pupil require immediate evaluation with a scan. Please seek urgent care. ...Read more

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

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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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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Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Neck pain: The symptoms that you describe may be related to a disc herniation in the cervical spine. Alternatively, a soft tissue infection of the neck or a tooth abscess can mimic a herniated disc in the neck. See your medical doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have eye twitching and one side of my face moves. I don't want to go to the doctor. Please just tell me what I can do. Want to try you first. Please.?

I have eye twitching and one side of my face moves. I don't want to go to the doctor. Please just tell me what I can do. Want to try you first. Please.?

Myokymia?: 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

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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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Can eye twitching be related to Trigeminal Neuralgia? I have TN but I'm noticing more twitching than ever on one side of my face, not just pain.

Can eye twitching be related to Trigeminal Neuralgia? I have TN but I'm noticing more twitching than ever on one side of my face, not just pain.

Complex: You are young to have trigeminal neuralgia, but you describe "twitching" which could be myokymia. If involves most of face, it would be facial myokymia, and you need imaging of your brainstem area. This is NOT a usual association unless you have an inflammatory brain disorder, or focal problems in base of brain. A neurological evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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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Eye twitching that turns into small face twitching?

Eye twitching that turns into small face twitching?

Many causes: Certainly stress, anxiety, or dry eyes can cause eyelid twitching. If the twitching is persistent or severe, though, other possible causes such as hemifacial spasm or blepharospasm may be considered. See an eye md for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Woke up with left arm, foot and face numb. I can't turn my head to left very far. Might be a pinched nerve?

Woke up with left arm, foot and face numb. I can't turn my head to left very far. Might be a pinched nerve?

More than a pinch: The constellation of the symptoms described is not due to a pinched nerve unless one was struck with multiple pinched nerves in the neck and the back. An upper motor neuron lesion (i.e. Brain, spinal cord) must be evaluated for immediately. This may be a stroke and time is money. Emergency room now. ...Read more

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Hit my head and injured neck. Hurts at base of skull. Face numb and tongue numb on right side. Could this be damage or facial/cranial nerve?

Hit my head and injured neck. Hurts at base of skull. Face numb and tongue numb on right side. Could this be damage or facial/cranial nerve?

Cervical spine: That sounds suspicious. Unlikely to be injury to facial nerve but could be issues with cervical spine. I would recommend getting seen for this and possibly having MRI of neck done or at least a thorough exam. ...Read more

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I have notice when I eat certain foods it makes either my right side of my head numb or my head numb and my face numb. Why is that?

I have notice when I eat certain foods it makes either my right side of my head numb or my head numb and my face numb. Why is that?

Very curious: Typical food allergies are not associated with numbness. Ingestion of aged cheeses can lead to headache. Alcohol can cause flushing. If avoidance of these trigger foods results in no further numbness, then that suggests a correlation. However, other conditions that cause numbness should be sought if it persists. ...Read more

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Pregnant (18 wks) and right side of head and face numb, no facial drooping. Also dizziness.?

Pregnant (18 wks) and right side of head and face numb, no facial drooping. Also dizziness.?

Stroke or migraine: The two likeliest choices are stroke or migraine variant. Choice 1 is quite serious. Choice 2 is annoying but much less serious. You need to see a neurologist asap. ...Read more

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Eye twitching, some pain and pressure in right eye. Not all the time. Face feels a little tingly when this happens. Tumor? Stress? Can't focus smtimes

Eye twitching, some pain and pressure in right eye. Not all the time. Face feels a little tingly when this happens. Tumor? Stress? Can't focus smtimes

Could be stress>>>: Caffeine, stress and lack of sleep are the top causes of twitching. Check out http://www.2020vision. Com/eye_twitch. Html for more info!

your other symptoms could be from stress, but you should have a physical exam by your doctor to look for other problems. ...Read more

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Eye twitching for a week now headache starting had Mri, mra, ct scan on head last year showed nothing nothin suffer headaches a lot but eye twitch bad?

A Twitch in Time: Blepharospasm is the term used for eye-twitching that can be a manifestation of an underlying peripheral nerve condition or central nervous system process. Acute trauma around the eye can also result in delayed spasm during nerve healing. In many cases anxiety can also cause this secondary to both acute and chronic stress. If stable, consider it only a nuisance. If changing seek an exam. ...Read more

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Occipital nerve block 2days prior. Rapid upper right eyelid twitching, brusing, firm, pain, pink at inj. Site. Random neuralgia on R of Head. Any Clue?

Occipital nerve block 2days prior. Rapid upper right eyelid twitching, brusing, firm, pain, pink at inj. Site. Random neuralgia on R of Head. Any Clue?

Rapid Eyelid itching: Allergic reaction to the medications may occur after the injection such as itching, rash, etc. Depending on the medications used. Usually they are mild/moderate, and can be treated with anti-pruritic medication.
The pink at the injection site may be due to the needle injection and fade over a period of time unless it is severe. If the above symptoms persist, you need to contact your physician. ...Read more

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When I tilt head down I feel numb twitching sensation on the left side bone area above my nostrils right across left eye. Causes?

When I tilt head down I feel numb twitching sensation on the left side bone area above my nostrils right across left eye. Causes?

Irritated nerve: May spontaneously resolve. Seek medical attention if persists, spreads, or you notice weakness of area (inability to raise eyebrow) or a rash develops. Watchful waiting. ...Read more

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Went 2sleep w/ a tshirt over eyes. Woke up laying on stomach, shirt wadded under neck; headahce, 1side of face numb. Did I cut off blood to brain?

Went 2sleep w/ a tshirt over eyes. Woke up laying on stomach, shirt wadded under neck; headahce, 1side of face numb. Did I cut off blood to brain?

No: Don't worry, you'll be alright. If it doesn't get better, see you primary care provider. If you cut iff blood supply to the brain, you wouldn't eake up. Sounds like a local pressure related problem that is nit dangerous. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Last week: shooting pain in temple & back of head vein pops out for one pulse eye pain head hot can't concentrate jaw and face pain facial numbness?

Last week: shooting pain in temple & back of head vein pops out for one pulse eye pain head hot can't concentrate jaw and face pain facial numbness?

Need more history: Are all of these symptoms on one side of your head? Did they all start last week? Feel free to schedule a virtual consult with me. ...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


Dr. Walter Husar
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Facial Numbness (Definition)

Hypesthesia or diminished sensation over an ...Read more