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My Left Eye Is Twitching
Hi im 36 yo and around 3 months ago i started having dizziness vertigo and i noticed my left eye is twitching. No cefalea, no naussea. Im scared. ?
No need for fear: Have the symptoms gotten worse over 3 months? If you've not had a doctor look at you then, this would be a good time. But, beware--- they're liable to find you to be fit as a fiddle. The fact is most people with these symptoms are quite fine. I'd be happy to work with you on a personal basis through www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi. Consider the invite & sign up for a virtual visit in my appt. book. ...Read more
4 yrs ago i was diagnosed with bells palsy on the right side of my face. Now the left side of my forehead above my left eye is twitching. Why?
Cause may be unknown: Twitching inside a facial muscle, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles in a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. It can last a few minutes to a few days. One should see her primary care doctor, or an eye/ear/neurology doctor, if symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My left eye is twitching like crazy, my hair is falling out, severe headaches, and my mouth tastes like iron. Any ideas? How can I lower my stress?
Stress? i don't know: That all those things could be due to stress is possible but far-fetched. Your symptoms are very suggestive of drug side effects, especially Depakote. If you are taking any major presciption drugs, start there. If you're not or stopping your meds doesn't eliminate the symptoms, you need to be worked up for metabolic, autoimmune or other conditions. DON'T stop any meds without supervision by an MD. ...Read more
Myokymia: Random twitching of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. In the eyelids, it can last a few minutes to a few days. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, lack of sleep. ...Read more
Several causes: Eyelid twitching is very common, and often occurs from stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, and overuse of stimulants such as caffeine and decongestants. Local eye irritation can also add to this, such as dry eye, allergy, and blepharitis (eyelid infection, inflammation). Eyestrain and excessive reading can contribute. Try reducing the stress/stimulant factors, and get an eye exam for the other causes. ...Read more
The bottom of my left eye keeps twitching ..For.The last 3 weeks and wont stop...Foes it mean something?
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