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Why has my eyelid been twitching for a week?

Why has my eyelid been twitching for a week?

Usually benign: Most common cause for twitching of the eyelids is probably "orbicularis myokymia", essentially a spasm of the eylid muscles for no apparent reason. There may possibly be a connection with stress. If the twitching stops on its own within a few weeks, usually nothing needs to be done about it. A more forceful, and long lasting twitching could be "blepharospasm" and should be evaluated by an eye md. ...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 eye has been twitching for a week what is it?

My eye has been twitching for a week what is it?

Myokymia: Usually a benign flickering of the eyelid termed myokymia, which can be associated with chemical imbalance, medication reactions, eyestrain, fatigue, stress, etc. If it continues see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why has my eyelid been twitching randomly for a month?

Why has my eyelid been twitching randomly for a month?

Common problem: Eyelid twitching (myokymia) is a common and largely unexplained problem. It usually goes away on its own but sometimes this takes 3-4 weeks. Occasionally, taking some calcium supplements seems to help shorten the episode. ...Read more

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Why has my right eye been jumping for a week now?

Why has my right eye been jumping for a week now?

Blepharospasm?: http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/blepha/blepharospasm.asp hope this helps!

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My left eye has been twitching for nearly a month. Should I be concerned?

Eyelid twitcing: Do you mean eyelid twitching? This is sometimes called blepharospasm. By itself, it is benign. When it occurs for several months, and it is very bothersome, people sometimes use medication for this. Normally it is left alone, and it resolves. http://www.neurocuro.com/blepharospasm-eyelid-twitch/ ...Read more

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My left eyelid has been constantly twitching for over a week now. Should I be concerned?

My left eyelid has been constantly twitching for over a week now. Should I be concerned?

Generally not but...: While seldom serious, this symptom is a sign that something is out of balance and the cause should be addressed. The most common causes are stress, fatigue, excess caffeine & nutrient deficiencies. Often supplementing with magnesium (ideally as glycinate or taurate), rest & stress reduction will help. If this persists, seek care. See http://www.Allaboutvision.Com/conditions/eye-twitching.Htm. ...Read more

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My eyelid has been twitching a lot the past two weeks. My eyelid has been twitching a lot the past two weeks. Am i dying?

Eyelid : Eyelid twitching, fortunately, is not an indicator of impending death; however, it is frequently associated with ocular allergies or dry eye syndrome. If you are having other allergic symptoms, such as sneezing or runny nose, you might try an over the counter anti-histamine drop, such as alaway or zaditor (ketotifen). If these don't help, see your local ophthalmologist or optometrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My left eye has been pulsing for a week, ?

My left eye has been pulsing for a week, ?

See eye dr 2 dbl ck: Pulsatile eyes are not normal, and need immediate attention by an eye doctor, to rule out whether or not it's an emergent situation, or not. So going by your description, it could go either way. So the best thing is to not delay , and have your eyes seen soon. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for a few days now and under my left eye has started twitching. Should i be worried?

I have had a headache for a few days now and under my left eye has started twitching. Should i be worried?

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. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned that my eye lid has been twitching for over two weeks now?

No: Lid twitching is a benign condition. If you can't open your lids or others ask you why are you blinking so much, seek care. ...Read more

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Why has my eye been itchy for two weeks and been using eye drops and it has not been working?

Why has my eye been itchy for two weeks and been using eye drops and it has not been working?

Agree: Would also get to an allergist to find out what you are allergic to in order to help with avoidance and provide the best medication(s) suited for your allergies. ...Read more

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My right ear has been buzzing for about a week?

My right ear has been buzzing for about a week?

Ear buzzing.: Someone talking about you?? Only kidding. A buzzing sensation in the ear can come about from an infection within the ear canal or deeper within the ear, or from a sinus infection or allergies which involve the inner ear from the inside. A review of any other symptoms you're having, and even a direct exam of the ear, would be helpful to figure this out. ...Read more

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My left nostril has been bleeding for about a week now?

My left nostril has been bleeding for about a week now?

Typically this can: result from nasal dryness, nose picking, injury, or a vulnerable blood vessel in the nose that may need cauterizing to control bleeding. Since this has been going on a week or more already, I suggest you make an appointment for evaluation with your Doctor or an ENT specialist. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Why has my lower abdomen been twitching? It's been going on for about a week and a half now

Why has my lower abdomen been twitching? It's been going on for about a week and a half now

See doctor: You will need to be examined by your doctor to find out especially since it is not a transient issue. ...Read more