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I'm 25 my bones ache.. have lots of headache migraines eye twitches ..body aches a lot no strength ..weak. no energy what should I do?

I'm 25 my bones ache.. have lots of headache migraines eye twitches ..body aches a lot no strength ..weak. no energy what should I do?

May be fibromyalgia: There are lots of issues here and when your physician will look at all of these there are major topics to be evaluated. Are there tender myofascial (soft tissue) sites when you are touched? The eye twitches weakness and aching suggest there may be a sleep disturbance that needs evaluation. Need to clarify whether these are migraine or muscle contraction headaches:fibromyalgia fits. ...Read more

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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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I have had some severe migraines. I have been to two neurologists and they have just recommended medications. Why would the vein under my eye twitch?

I have had some severe migraines. I have been to two neurologists and they have just recommended medications. Why would the vein under my eye twitch?

Benign: Most "muscle twitches" involving eyelid are secondary to myokymia, which is a benign flickering, usually associated with eyestrain, fatigue, stress, bright sunshine, etc. But blepharospam may explain your twitch, and, if painful, or increasingly uncomfortable, have your eye specialist evaluate, and treat as appropriate. Doesn't relate to migraine. ...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?

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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Still having headache when i shut my eyes at the top doc looked in eyes and took BP said i'm fine but still got it with eye twitch what could it be?

Still having headache when i shut my eyes at the top doc looked in eyes and took BP said i'm fine but still got it with eye twitch what could it be?

Eye twitch headache: Eyelid twitching is very common, and often occurs from stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, and use of stimulants such as caffeine and decongestants. Eye irritation can also add to this, such as dry eye, allergy, and blepharitis (eyelid infection, inflammation). Eyestrain and reading, computer use, close visual work can contribute and also cause an aching around the eyes. Reducing these may help. ...Read more

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What should I do for a migraine that has lasted a week and now my eye is twitching. Have thrown everything under the sun at it.

What should I do for a migraine that has lasted a week and now my eye is twitching. Have thrown everything under the sun at it.

Protracted migraine: You need to see a headache specialist - dont try to treat this on your own - seek out the care of a neurologist who treats migraine; this is your best option. ...Read more

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Can eye twitching be a warning before a migraine? Will tizandine help this?

Can eye twitching be a warning before a migraine? Will tizandine help this?

The Switch to Twitch: An eye twitch or blepharospasm, is a periodic contraction of the muscles around the orbit of the eye. These are often harmless, transient spasms not directly related to migraine, however in some individuals can be associated with other conditions. More commonly they are associated with prior trauma to the area as nerves regenerate or heal and electrolyte abnormalities with magnesium or calcium. ...Read more

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I got my Botox for Migraine injections 2 hours ago (I get them every 11 weeks, for many years now) but now I feel twitching in my right eye. Did something go wrong? I had to use different MD than usual this time who never injected me before.

I got my Botox for Migraine injections 2 hours ago (I get them every 11 weeks, for many years now) but now I feel twitching in my right eye. Did something go wrong? I had to use different MD than usual this time who never injected me before.

Possibly: The twitching would not be due to the Botox, however. (Botox is actually used to treat eye twitching in some instances!) The twitching "could" possibly be due to the needle causing irritation to the nerve (connected to the muscle that is twitching) as it entered the skin. If so, the inflammation will resolve on its own and it shouldn't last more than a few days. ...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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Migraine, blurred vision one eye, eye twitching, nausea, weakness (could not open bag of chips). Voice hoarse. Classic migraine?

Migraine,  blurred vision one eye, eye twitching,  nausea, weakness (could not open bag of chips). Voice hoarse. Classic migraine?

Migraine: is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, partial blackout, weakness, dysesthesia, visual disturbances nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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I'm having random migraine headaches with facial twitching. CT normal. Eye doc found optic nerve swelling and recommended MRI. Should I have the MRI?

I'm having random migraine headaches with facial twitching. CT normal. Eye doc found optic nerve swelling and recommended MRI. Should I have the MRI?

You bet you should!!: Your facial twitching could be facial myokymia, or hemifacial spasm, and needs imaging. If you have optic neuritis, you likely have an inflammatory neurological disorder. Multiple sclerosis may be answer, and if so, you could start effective and successful treatment which could bring this under control. Hey, it's your choice! ...Read more

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Does extreme anger cause eye or eyelid twitching?

Does  extreme anger cause eye or eyelid twitching?

Possible.: Twitches of the eyelids are a very common symptom. The most common cause is stress, often in association with sleep deprivation and other factors such as caffeine intake. Anger is essentially a different type of stress for the body. There are also some neurological conditions that can cause eyelid twitching. If your symptoms persist or worsen, discuss them with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my top left eye twitch and now my bottom left lip twitching?

Why does my top left eye twitch and now my bottom left lip twitching?

Probably nothing: Twitching of the small muscles of the face is common, but rarely pathologic. This finding is most commonly associated with fatigue, overuse or other forms of stress. I would not be surprised if you are working long hours on something and not getting enough sleep. You can use B complex vitamins which some believe help with this symptom, but I suggest plenty of sleep and relaxation- be well! ...Read more

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Fluttering/twitching in upper left abdomen. No pain, similar to an eye twitch. Should I be concerned?

Fluttering/twitching in upper left abdomen. No pain, similar to an eye twitch. Should I be concerned?

Cramps and vibration: The feelings of twitching is usually caused by small muscle contractions and relaxations just as in the eye. Often too small to see. That is very similar to a cramp which is the same thing but it keeps recruiting other muscle cells to contract and not relax. Try stretching your arms over your head and take deep breaths to stretch it out. You probably had minor injury which will heal. ...Read more

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Annoying eyes, what can I do about twitching muscles near my eye? I woke up this am with the muscles in my my eyelid twitching. It has been about 4 hours and they are still doing it. Other people don't see it, but it is annoying and distracting. I had

You : You most likely have myokymia. Very common and typically not serious, but annoying and distracting as you describe. Triggers that can bring it on include; caffeine, lack of sleep and stress. In other words, life! in all seriousness, it is usually nothing to worry about. Usually comes and goes on its own. If you develop other symptoms or the twitching becomes significantly more frequent or constant, please visit your doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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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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Is it normal for someone with an eye injury to have eyelid twitching?

Is it normal for someone with an eye injury to have eyelid twitching?

Eyelid twitching: Eyelid twitching occurs when any issue causes ocular surface irritation. It is a protective mechanism and will continue until the eye irritation is gone. Try using frequent artificial tears to lubricate the eye and see if the twitching improves. ...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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more