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I have twitching from behind left ear to left temple. Happens daily. Rarely on right side as well. Eyes also spasm to the point of closing. Please help?

I have twitching from behind left ear to left temple. Happens daily. Rarely on right side as well. Eyes also spasm to the point of closing. Please help?

See provider: Muscle twitching around the head and eyes can be related to a metabolic or autoimmune problem and not just to physical or psychological stress. Please see your health care provider for evaluation and testing. ...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


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My left temple has been twitching alot and its very annoying what could it be?

My left temple has been twitching alot and its very annoying what could it be?

Muscle spasm: This is not an unusual phenomenon-can be more common in times of stress and poor sleep. It will go over and is harmless. If you develop pain in the temple though see an M.D. To rule out inflammation of the temporal artery. ...Read more

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Twitching in my left temple area doesn't hurt but very annoying what could it be?

Twitching in my left temple area doesn't hurt but very annoying what could it be?

Anxiety/ migraine.?: It depends on your medical history. If you are healthy and have not been dehydrated or lack sleep and not drinking excessive alcohol this may be just annoying feeling that will pass but you may benefit from hydration ...Read more

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On my left temple atleast twice a day I get a sharpe pain that I cannot bare for like 5seconds...and my left eye is now twitching everyday?

On my left temple atleast twice a day I get a sharpe pain that I cannot bare for like 5seconds...and my left eye is now twitching everyday?

Temple: Likely a tension headache. Do you have any symptoms on the other side at all? I would consider temporal arteritis, but it is usually a disorder of older people. The twitching would also make me think of some type of elctrolyte, calcium or magnesium disorder. ...Read more

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I've had a numbness like falling asleep senstation on right side of head comes and goes for a month and a weird twitching on left temple. Stress?

I've had a numbness like falling asleep senstation on right side of head comes and goes for a month and a weird twitching on left temple. Stress?

Unclear: Since you are being treated for a sinus infection situation is more complex. Pay attention to what part of right head goes numb. Nerves to anterior skull are different from nerves to posterior skull. The fact that you are young and symptoms are on opposite sides of head makes possibility of concerning illness less. Stress can cause non-specific, wierd symptoms; but caution when infection. ...Read more

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I have been having a twitch in my left temple and a pressure like feeling what could it be?

I have been having a twitch in my left temple and a pressure like feeling what could it be?

R/O TENSION HA: The 4 basic headaches are Tension, Sinus, migraine and cluster. The muscles that originate at the base of the neck insert near the temple. Rest /ice and a darkened room may help. Also a NSAID like Aleve (naproxen) /daypro. Muscle relaxant ie KLONOPIN/ FLEXERIL. Meditation/Yoga/Biofeedback. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH. Com You need a full exam an blood work to be through. If symptoms worsen seek medical evaluation ...Read more

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My vein in my left temple twitches sporadically. How can I stop this?

My vein in my left temple twitches sporadically. How can I stop this?

Twitch or pulsate: Is it blue or clear? Usually you are feeling an artery pulsate. Put your index finger on it and see if you can feel a pulse? When we get hit, or strenuous exercise or bend over to pick up heavy objects- you may feel the pulsing. If this is it, nothing we can do. Show your family doctor. Do you have high blood pressure? Check your blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have sharp one minute pains around the left temple multiples times a day and smell roses randomly. Should I seek help? The pain is intense but only lasts a short while, but it happens often. When it does my left eye sometimes twitches. I don't know if

Based: Based on your description, you should seek the advice of a neurologist. The reasoning is that the symptoms you describe could be related to partial complex seizures. If so, the smell of roses can be an aura although they are more commonly unpleasant smells such as blood, garbage...

Other auras that you may want to note for the neurologist would include:

depersonalization (feeling like you are not a part of yourself)

autoscopy (feeling like you are outside your body looking in)

epigastric rising (feeling like your stomach is rising up in your chest)

hot or cold sensation running up or down your body

dizziness or vertigo


whiule pain can be associated with seizures, of course it would be more common in migraine. Your eye twitching can be related but is more commonly due to stress, caffeine...

Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Keep having this spasm/twitching right side of head behind ear left of temple, all day. Usually like 2 twitches/spasm each time, wakes me up too..

Keep having this spasm/twitching right side of head behind ear left of temple, all day. Usually like 2 twitches/spasm each time, wakes me up too..

Muscle twitch: We call these fasiculations. Involuntary movement or twitching of a muscle. Do you have them anywhere else? How long have you had this? If just a day or two, watchful waiting ok. If more than a week or other areas of body with similar twitches you need to see a healthcare provider for an evaluation. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

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Should I worry about twitching/spasming to the left of my sternum that comes on sporadically? I'm a fit 29 year old female. One trigger is sneezing.

Should I worry about twitching/spasming to the left of my sternum that comes on sporadically? I'm a fit 29 year old female. One trigger is sneezing.

See doc: This is an unusual problem which requires a direct exam by a doctor. The sneezing suggests that you may have an allergy issue. Try nasal steroid for a week, if this eliminates the sneezing perhaps the twitching would go away as well. ...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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Twitch or spasm thing in my stomach on the left hand side for nearly a week nearly every minute or 2 should I worry I get one in my temple to sometime?

Twitch or spasm thing in my stomach on the left hand side for nearly a week nearly every minute or 2 should I worry I get one in my temple to sometime?

Muscle irritability: At the very least, muscle spasms. Mostly due to the benign cause such as new or over use of muscle groups, too little sleep, dehydration, or too much caffeine. Can indicate metabolic disorder (calcium, magnesium, potassium), endocrine disorder (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal), segmental myoclonus/movement disorder, and several more serious causes. Start with extra water, more sleep, less caffeine ...Read more

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Why is my head twitching on the left side? Could it be from my bells palsy 7 years ago?

Why is my head twitching on the left side? Could it be from my bells palsy 7 years ago?

Bell's palsy...no: Is a temporary facial paralysis or weakness resulting from damage or trauma to the facial nerve (CN VII). This makes half of your face appear to droop. Your smile and frown is one-sided. ...Read more

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I've have had nerve twitching on the left side of my head for a few weeks now. What could be the cause? It happens randomly.

I've have had nerve twitching on the left side of my head for a few weeks now. What could be the cause? It happens randomly.

Muscle twitching: This sounds like an irritable, superficial nerve or muscle fibers of uncertain etiology. It commonly occurs in an eyelid. I doubt it is anything serious in view of the absence of other neurological symptoms. Try avoiding caffeine and see your physician if the symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Pain when I turn my head left or up in a certain way. My right top eyelid is also twitching every ten minutes. What is happening?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Twitching on left side of head above ear?

Unimportant?: Muscle twitching in a limited area unlikely to be due to any major disorder at your age stress is the likeliest cause. ...Read more

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I feel twitching in the left side of my head my eye hurts when this happens what could this be?

I feel twitching in the left side of my head my eye hurts when this happens what could this be?

Twitching: When I am stressed my left eye twitches. Other explanations could be a cluster headache, and low calcium level in the body, your computer screen is to bright causing eye strain could be another explanation. If you are havin vision issues you should go to a ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My left eye has been twitching for several days non stop and I feel like Ice is on my head or something cold on and off it's hard to explain?

My left eye has been twitching for several days non stop and I feel like Ice is on my head or something cold on and off it's hard to explain?

Stress: Most involuntary twitching of the eye and lid is stress related. However, if more of the face is involved or their are other symptoms, an appointment with a neurologist should be arranged. ...Read more

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My right arm is twitching and my left leg plus the right side of my head is numb?

My right arm is twitching and my left leg plus the right side of my head is numb?

Odd symptoms: Antonio these symptoms don't follow anatomical correctness. Right arm and right side face and left leg. These are strange dysesthesias and don't follow the anatomical correctness of stroke for example and it would be very unlikely to be a stroke. But because they are odd, I would have a neurologist check you at least once. Thanks ...Read more

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Head ache for four days n body twitching as I try to sleep also have a constant ache in my left leg?

Head ache for four days n body twitching as I try to sleep also have a constant ache in my left leg?

Seizure: If you are not normally a headache person, or these are new types of headaches, you should be seen by a doctor, preferably a neurologist. Twitching at night upon transition to sleep can be normal but shouldn't happen a lot or in only one part of the body. Sometimes, seizures can cause headaches and movements which can look like twitching. ...Read more