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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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Face pain/spasms, dizzy, neck pain, after doing chin ups and chest dips? Sometimes I get eyelid twitching too. What causes this? How do I fix it?

Face pain/spasms, dizzy, neck pain, after doing chin ups and chest dips? Sometimes I get eyelid twitching too. What causes this? How do I fix it?

Get checked: Clearly, not a normal response after doing chin ups. I would check your teeth, your cranial joints (TM joints, occiput and frontal sinus at sphenoid junction) for presence of toxins, pathoges or allergens. Dizziness is suggestive that your ears may be involved. Muscle spasm and eyelid twitching suggest neuromuscular involvement, so rule out Lyme disease.

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Daily twitching eyelid on left side with headache over eye that comes and goes. Sometimes neck pain or pain on back of head also. Eye is dry also.

Daily twitching eyelid on left side with headache over eye that comes and goes. Sometimes neck pain or pain on back of head also. Eye is dry also.

No simple answer: The most common cause of achy pain around the eye that I see, comes from irritation of some nerves in the upper neck near the base of the skull. When they are irritated, there may be a tender spot to pressure over them in the neck but the body may be most aware of the pain felt around and behind the eye - called referred pain. For this particular cause, tratment must be delivered to the neck.

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Mild pain on side of neck, head, eye twitching, its on and off and feel it in my shoulder. My other muscles were randomly twitching to. I have hypothyroid.

Mild pain on side of neck, head, eye twitching, its on and off and feel it in my shoulder. My other muscles were randomly twitching to. I have hypothyroid.

Best to see doctor: The upper cervical nerves form the stellate ganglion which can go rostrad to the head for innervation. The lower ones do control the neck and shoulder muscles. It is difficult to just say that the problem is that. It is best to have it evaluated especially in view of the eye twitching.

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My bottom lip started twitching & so does my left eye. Also I have sudden extreme tiredness & stiff neck pain, headaches. Both hands numbness & tingling?

My bottom lip started twitching & so does my left eye. Also I have sudden extreme tiredness & stiff neck pain, headaches. Both hands numbness & tingling?

Neuropathy: This requires a full detailed history, physical exam and perhaps some lab testing. See your family doctor and they may want to refer to a specialist if they deem it necessary.

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Right Index finger and right eye lid twitching. Leg cramps, neck pain, headache on temples. Vertigo.

Right Index finger and right eye lid twitching. Leg cramps, neck pain, headache on temples. Vertigo.

Sounds systemic: There are too many problems to be isolated to 1 specific part of the body. I am not sure of what medications you are taking or what other medical conditions you have, but given your age I suspect that you have an electrolyte imbalance that is causing this cascade of problems. It could point to something serious. Get to an urgent care center or ER to get your electrolytes checked & other tests. GL!

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I have sever migraines all over my head, neck pain, nauseous, eyes twitch & go blurry, dizziness, blackouts & nose bleeds....What is wrong?

I have sever migraines all over my head, neck pain, nauseous, eyes twitch & go blurry, dizziness, blackouts & nose bleeds....What is wrong?

That's a lot: You need to see your doctor to get it all sorted out. No way you can get an accurate diagnosis based on just that one sentence.

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Mild:Neck pain, head tightness&pressure&headache with palpitations and twitching. What could this be? Just come off propranolol. Thanks.

Mild:Neck pain, head tightness&pressure&headache with palpitations and twitching. What could this be? Just come off propranolol. Thanks.

Propranolol and?: Those symptoms could be a tension headache. Propranolol is sometimes used for the prevention of migraine headaches, These are different. Some people who rapidly decrease the dose of propranolol could feel temporary muscle twitching.

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Neck. Pain shoulder pain scaping and cracking and popping when I turn my head plus been having painless. Muscle twitching in legs when at rest?

Neck. Pain shoulder pain scaping and cracking and popping when I turn my head plus been having painless. Muscle twitching in legs when at rest?

Neck pain: The crackling and popping in the neck are the facet joints in the cervical spine that are akin to cracking your knuckles. That is not a concern. What is a concern is the neck and shoulder pain associated with twitching or cramping in the legs. This may be a sign of pressure on the spinal cord from a disc. An MRI of the cervical spine and an evaluation with a neurosurgeon would be a good decision.

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17 y/o female: neck pain, headache (constant), head/neck twitch from side to side & up & down. Don't know what caused this but has occurred for 1 week.

17 y/o female: neck pain, headache (constant), head/neck twitch from side to side & up & down. Don't know what caused this but has occurred for 1 week.

Headache & neck pain: This could be caused by an injury to your neck, especially the muscles, or a tension headache. A tension headache affects the back of the head. The muscles that help you tilt your head are a common source of discomfort. Sometimes they are sore after sleeping or during a viral infection.

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My eye twitching is getting really annoying. Is there a way to fix this?

My eye twitching is getting really annoying. Is there a way to fix this?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you.

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Can tmd cause eye twitching?

Can tmd cause eye twitching?

Could be or: Could be coincidental. Would consult with your physician or dentist. Hope this helps.

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What causes right eye twitching?

What causes right eye twitching?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake make help.

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Why is underneath my right eye twitching?

Why is underneath my right eye twitching?

Nerve irritation: Is not infrequent, most of the time is mild inflamation Injury of nerves around the eye, specially after sudden change of temperature, dry eyes, after spending to much time on computer or other activity with no frequent blinking and poor tearing, occasionally after viral URI. Most if the time benign.

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


Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more