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What exactly does it mean when my eye twitches continuously?

What exactly does it mean when my eye twitches continuously?

Muscle spasm: What you describe sounds like a common condition called orbicularis oculi myokymia. It's a type of spasm in muscles around the eye. It tends to present in times of stress. It can cause the vision in that eye to vibrate, as well. If symptoms are severe or not resolving over time, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean if my eye twitches when you roll them hard.

What does it mean if my eye twitches when you roll them hard.

Eye fatigue: Can cause the symptoms you're describing. If the twitching stops when you stop rolling your eyes, then there is no concern about this. Blepharospasm can also occur spontaneously. If this happens, have your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My eye twitches constantly it is uncontrollable, and annoying. What is it? And how can I fix it?

My eye twitches constantly it is uncontrollable, and annoying. What is it? And how can I fix it?

Fasciculations: It sounds like you may be having muscle fasciculations in your eyelid. Although there are some serious neurologic disorders which can cause this symptom, muscle fasciculations are much more commonly due to a benign cause, such as over-exertion, excess caffeine or stimulant use, or benign fasciculation syndrome (bfs). You could start by trying to reduce daily stress and any excess caffeine use. ...Read more

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What is the correlation between my eye twitches and blackouts?

What is the correlation between my eye twitches and blackouts?

Blackouts?: If you are getting blackouts, then you need to see a medical doctor as an emergency. If you are getting eye twitches only, then you need not worry that they may progress to blackouts. But if they are bothersome, you can have them evaluated, medically. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my eye twitches alot. Like i always have to blink it and i twith at night too. I make weird noises with my throught and stuff. Do I have tourettes?

Should i be concerned if my eye twitches alot. Like i always have to blink it and i twith at night too. I make weird noises with my throught and stuff. Do I have tourettes?

May be tourettes: Tourettes disorder is diagnosed if one experiences multiple motor tics ( such as blinking ) and one or more vocal tic ( such as need to c, ear throat ). And additional criteria is that the tics occur nearly every day for a period of more than a year and the tics are not due to the effects of a substance as a stimulant. ...Read more

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In a span of 1&1/2 yrs had bell's palsy twice i recovered well 4yrs later my eye twitches twice or 3 times daily on the same side why is this? Tnks

In a span of 1&1/2 yrs had bell's palsy twice i recovered well 4yrs later my eye twitches twice or 3 times daily on the same side  why is this? Tnks

Remaining nerve : Damage might be the reason, as nerve tissues takes much longer than normal to fully heal, make sure you take all your meds and follow your doctors instructions.. ...Read more

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What could be causing my eye twitches and nosebleeds?

What could be causing my eye twitches and nosebleeds?

Not related: It is very unlikely your nosebleeds are caused by your eye twitching or vice versa. Eye twitches may be associate with the anxiety associated with nosebleeds. Try using saline nasal mist / saline nasal gel for the nosebleeds. If the bleeding persists, go see your doctor. Not getting better afterwards, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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My eye twitches when i move my jaw?

My eye twitches when i move my jaw?

Marcus Gunn Syndrome: This syndrome is caused by a mis-wiring of the nerves that move the jaw and eyelid. It is generally harmless. ...Read more

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Is getting sharp pains on the right side of my head over getting mad n my jaw getting stuck a sign of facial paralysis or stroke? Also my eye twitches

Is getting sharp pains on the right side of my head over getting mad n my jaw getting stuck a sign of facial paralysis or stroke? Also my eye twitches

Muscle tension: You are more likely clenching your teeth tightly and and causing the symptoms you describe. If these do not resolve fairly quickly or you develop weakness prompt physician evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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Why is my eye twitching?

Why is my eye twitching?

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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