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My Eyelid Has Been Twitching For Weeks
I haven't been feeling well lately and my eyelid has been twitching for 2 weeks. I am very fatigued and I just out of the blue got nauseous & vomited.
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
My left eyelid has been twitching for the past week. What can cause that and what can I do to stop it? Could my sjogren's syndrome be a cause?
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
Eye twitch: In the lids there exists a muscle that is called mueller's muscle. It responds to your circulating adrenaline, whose production by the body happens in response to stress. Local conditions such as cysts, concretions (calcium deposit) may be a physical cause that may induce mueller;s muscle to twitch. To stop it eliminate the cause of it, see your eye doc (ophthalmologist), . Read more
My left eyelid has been twitching a couple of times a day for over two weeks, I have been getting rest, what could be the cause?
Myokymia: Most often eyelid twitching is due to muscular irritabiity termed myokymia which is annoying but quite benign. I may be associated with eye strain, fatigue, or stressors, but may occur without any clearcut etiology. It the twitching involves the facial muscles in addition, best to have this evaluated. Read more
I'm worried because my bottom eyelid has been twitching for almost a month now, any clue why, what do you suggest?
Benign but annoying: Eyelid fasciculation or twitching is usually from fatigue, stress or even low serum potassium levels. Eating healthy and obtaining the proper amount of sleep is a good start. There is no easy answer for stress related side effects except to become mentally disciplined to resist stress. Look at it this way, your body has a barometer or gauge to help warn when to relax. Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bottom right eyelid has been twitching off and on all through the day for 2 weeks. Should I be worried? How do I get it to stop?
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
My right eyelid has been twitching for about 2 days. It won't stop. Why is it twitching & how do I make it stop? (16, female)
My upper left eyelid has been twitching for the past week or so, any possible reasons why even though there might be a wide range of causes?
My eyelid has been twitching everyday for 4 months. Not stressed or tired. Could thus be somthing serious like MS?
Now there's a bump under my skin, ever since the bump appeared my right eyelid has been twitching randomly any ideas how to stop it?
Limit caffiene: Eyelid twitching is common and is called blepharospasm. Caffiene and dry eyes can make it worse, so cutting back on caffeine and treating dry eyes with non-preserved artificial tears will help. If the twitching gets unbearable to where you cannot open your eye, than other treatments from an ophthalmologist are available. Read more
My upper right eyelid has been twitching slightly on and off. No other symptoms. Very anxious it is a MS or ALS symptom. Should I worry? So anxious, cryin
MS?: Other symptoms exist. Refer to diagram, and please consult your pcp for referral to Neurologist if warranted following exam. One isolated symptom does not warrant diagnosis of MS. Read more
My upper right eyelid has been twitching for about 5 days. Nothing else just the eyelid. And it isn't bad to wear it forces my eye closed?
Ocular irritation: Likely causes of twitching of the eyelid (eyelid myokymia)are related to ocular surface irritation, whether its from dry eyes, eyelid inflammation, allergies, dust, wind, medications, or stress. First trial artificial tears 4-6 times per day. Warm compresses and lid massages may also help. See an eye md if these don't help. Read more
My left eyelid has been twitching for the last 5 weeks. I sleep at least 7 hours and get very less caffein and alcohol. What else can be the reason?
Left Upper eyelid has been twitching for two months. Can this be caused by pinched nerve in neck (also left side)? I also suffer from TMJ. Help?
Not from the neck: All of the movement and feeling in the face is controlled by nerves that come directly from the brain, called cranial nerves. There are 12 pairs of them, and they each do different things. NONE of these nerves pass through the cervical spine. Eyelid twitching, or blepharospasm, can be caused by stress, medication, trauma, or even MS. Dark glasses may help. See a Neurologist, Botox can stop it! Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For 2 weeks lower right eyelid has been twitching on and off. Today it moved to the cheek/upper lip on the same side. Is it neurological?
YES: Please get examined and checked for any underlying medical causes. Read more
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