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I've have had nerve twitching on the left side of my head for a few weeks now. What could be the cause? It happens randomly.

I've have had nerve twitching on the left side of my head for a few weeks now. What could be the cause? It happens randomly.

Muscle twitching: This sounds like an irritable, superficial nerve or muscle fibers of uncertain etiology. It commonly occurs in an eyelid. I doubt it is anything serious in view of the absence of other neurological symptoms. Try avoiding caffeine and see your physician if the symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I have a lot of twitching/jumping nerves in my head lately. Why could this be?

I have a lot of twitching/jumping nerves in my head lately. Why could this be?

Muscles jump: Irritable nerves may make scalp and/or facial muscles twitch. Many possibilities here: tourette's disease, sleep deprivation, low blood calcium, magnesium, blood sugar, cafeine, illicit stimulants (crack etc). ...Read more

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I have nerve twitching at my right side head, because of excessive pressure. Slowly nerve twitching reached to jaw, and now nerves in right neck twitchin?

Please clarify: I'm not sure I see the QUESTION. Sounds like you have a diagnosis to your symptoms. Are you suffering from NPH or Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension? And is that what is being blamed for your right facial twitching? Do you have other symptoms? Are they planning on giving you medication or performing a procedure? You may contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PNXFNR for more info ...Read more

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Everytime I get this tingling sensation on side of head the nerves in my legs start twitching and jumping..

Everytime I get this tingling sensation on side of head the nerves in my legs start twitching and jumping..

Seizures?: If you mean that you are experiencing a strange sensation in your head followed by involuntary movements of your leg/legs, you should see your doctor. An eeg may be needed to evaluate further. ...Read more

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Occipital nerve block 2days prior. Rapid upper right eyelid twitching, brusing, firm, pain, pink at inj. Site. Random neuralgia on R of Head. Any Clue?

Occipital nerve block 2days prior. Rapid upper right eyelid twitching, brusing, firm, pain, pink at inj. Site. Random neuralgia on R of Head. Any Clue?

Rapid Eyelid itching: Allergic reaction to the medications may occur after the injection such as itching, rash, etc. Depending on the medications used. Usually they are mild/moderate, and can be treated with anti-pruritic medication.
The pink at the injection site may be due to the needle injection and fade over a period of time unless it is severe. If the above symptoms persist, you need to contact your physician. ...Read more

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What makes a nerve twitch in your head?

What makes a nerve twitch in your head?

Muscle twitch: Muscle twitch could be any where including face area. This could be related to hypersensitivity of muscles. Few causes are high caffeine intake, anti psychotics, drugs and injury. Most of the time if you eliminate the cause, twitch gets better. Botox and similar injections are also helpful. ...Read more

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Heavy and tight feelings on my head for about a week, started with nerve twitchings on right side of my head. Now starting to cover also the left side?

Heavy and tight feelings on my head for about a week, started with nerve twitchings on right side of my head. Now starting to cover also the left side?

Tight head/twitch: May be sinusitis, change of season (try zyrtec) or lyme or herpes I (I have seen bad headaches with this) which responds to acyclovir. can also be cervicalgia from nerve compression/irritation in neck, though you are young, may also be from TMJ (tempormadibular joint) or teeth grinding f/u w/doc within 48 hours ...Read more

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How long can nerve twitches on face and head last? And can twitches come on due to movement or position of body? Or are they all simply random?

How long can nerve twitches on face and head last? And can twitches come on due to movement or position of body? Or are they all simply random?

Controlled by CNS: Twitches typically result from muscle fatigue or the influence of drugs such as xanthines (caffeine in coffee, theophylline in teas, and bromophyline in chocolate) or other drugs that can also cause twitching. Signals from your brain to both the twitching muscle and the muscles that oppose its action can affect the twitches which are usually alleviated by rest and sleep ...Read more

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I awoke with numbness in my left cheek had a slight twitch in my chin for a few days. Can a pinched nerve in neck and between shoulder blades cause it?

I awoke with numbness in my left cheek had a slight twitch in my chin for a few days. Can a pinched nerve in neck and between shoulder blades cause it?

Cheek numbness: Its is possible but since we have no information about you, not even your age let alone any medical history, no relevant response can be offered. If symptom persists, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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My neurological symptoms have stumped the doctors.....?

My neurological symptoms have stumped the doctors.....?

YOU HAVE:: A proven skin punch biopsy diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy, and you possess one of the many causes of such an entity. Could be pre-diabetes, but with the ANA issues, might look further into collagen vascular categories. Other considerations, include Celiac disease, Sjogren's, HIV, paraproteinemias, B-12, etc.
Would check anti-GM-1 with IgG, IgM, as you might have an autoimmune sensory neuropathy, and might respond to a course of IVIG. Can you visit a neuromuscular specialist? ...Read more

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How can I stop twitching/jerking my head?

Find the cause: To stop a problem, generally you have to know what causes it. Multiple causes for head jerking occur, including nervous tics, huntington's disease, parkinsons, excessive caffeine, stimulant drug abuse, prescription drug side-effects. ...Read more

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I am constantly twitching my head, what's wrong?

I am constantly twitching my head, what's wrong?

You might have: A tic or a tremor. Medical evaluation should lead to an accurate diagnosis - however, the cause is not always discernible. Take care. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why I always keep twitching my head?

Could you tell me why I always keep twitching my head?

Comments: Best to visualize your movements, but possibilities include essential tremor, hemifacial spasms, spasmodic torticollis, tardive dyskinesia, Tourette's syndrome, as a few examples. A face to face visit with a neurologist should help. ...Read more

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What is the causes of twitching in the head on top and side

What is the causes of twitching in the head on top and side

Irritation perhaps: Some irritation to a muscle, nerve, or part of a nerve that goes to certain muscle fibers may cause those fibers to twitch. Such twitching is usually for a few hours or a day, and only once in a while. In those cases, doctors and patients usually don't spend time looking for a cause. But, if symptoms are frequent, or recurrent, a primary doctor, ENT doctor, and a neurologist can evaluate. ...Read more

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The side of my head is twitching. What could be the cause of this?

The side of my head is twitching. What could be the cause of this?

Temporalis muscle: The temporalis muscle is on the side of the head. It is used for chewing. You can feel it when you make a bite or clench your teeth.

Twitching occurs when muscles are tired or when they undergo a change in activity. Some people grind their teeth at night, this can cause twitching. There is also a artery there, which has a pulse. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause head twitching?

Can sinusitis cause head twitching?

Less likely: Head twitching in my experience is related to nerve, stress, anxiety, electrolyte issues and less likely due to sinus infections. ...Read more

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What exactly can be the causes of involuntary head twitching?

What exactly can be the causes of involuntary head twitching?

Dyskinesias: Involuntary movements are broken down into those caused by a tremor, tics, myoclonus, dystonias, chorea, athetosis, and hemiballismus. Those hyperkinetic movement disorders that have a tendency to involve the head include tremors (titubation), tics, and dystonias. The cause for the aforementioned are mostly genetic but at times can be related to metabolic disturbances or meds. Well wishes. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about my son's head jerking and twitching?

Should I be worried about my son's head jerking and twitching?

I would certainly: Want his pediatrician to see him for an evaluation, but your worrying about it won't help you or your son. ...Read more

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I recently felt that my head keeps twitching a little bit, but it's getting annoying, one thing to know is that I pop my neck a lot?

I recently felt that my head keeps twitching a little bit, but it's getting annoying, one thing to know is that I pop my neck a lot?

Approach: This may be very benign, but you could also have minimal features of Tourette's, heredofamilial tremor, and even a connective tissue disorder. Without witnessing what is occurring, hard to pin down. Maybe have your family doctor evaluate this. ...Read more

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I have a twitching in my head for the past two days and it mostly happens during school. It feels very violent and is hard to avoid in class. Cause?

? essential tremor?: Sounds like the head may be shaking from side to side or front to back. You could have an essential familial tremor or maybe even a cerebellar titubaton tremor, if involves entire head and not just one side. Thyroid problems can cause head tremors. Contact your doctor and get this controlled. ...Read more

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The twitching in my head has been going on for only a few days and mostly during class although I feel shakiness at home. What could be causing this?

The twitching in my head has been going on for only a few days and mostly during class although I feel shakiness at home. What could be causing this?

Don't know: First thing I would do is check your blood sugar after eating
Make sure you don't have reactive hypogycemia. Also check your CBC and iron, thyroid function. Try to get at the cause of the shaky feeling. If blood work does not reveal an answer consider seeing a twitchy, shaking specialist (neurologist) ...Read more

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Had a sensation of twitching for a day. On top of my head, backpart. I thought it was maybe a bug at 1st. Any reason to be concerned on the twitching?

Muscle twitch....: Muscle twitch can be a benign sign of muscle fatigue. However, it can also be associated with neurological illness/disease, such as seizure, tumor, abnormalities in the nerve stimulating the muscle, compression of nerve root, spinal cord abnormality, problems in the muscle, and alterations in the body physiological chemicals connecting nerve and muscle. Follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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I smelled many scented satchets trying to pick one to buy. Ever since that day (a week ago) I've been twitching. (My neck/head). Could it be connected?

Doubtful: Unexplained twitching requires further medical evaluation and treatment- doubtful but possible reaction to scents- would be rare indeed. ...Read more

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My very low side of my chin on the right side keeps twitching every time I eat or drink. It has been going on for over 3 months. Is it time to see a local dr? What could it be?

My very low side of my chin on the right side keeps twitching every time I eat or drink. It has been going on for over 3 months. Is it time to see a local dr? What could it be?

Hemifacial spasm: The only option for making the chin twitching stop may be to figure out the cause and deal with it. Then you and your doctor should determine which treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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What to do if I continue twitching my forehead and head?

What to do if I continue twitching my forehead and head?

Habit spasm?: Tic or habit spasm may be the issue Often stress plays a part see a neurologist ...Read more

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Please, my head keeps twitching violently, then I laugh and mutter things about death. What's happening to me?

Please, my head keeps twitching violently, then I laugh and mutter things about death. What's happening to me?

See neurologist ASAP: Cannot be definitive but would certainly wonder about a complex partial seizure disorder, and you do need help diagnosing and treating this. ...Read more

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Does head twitching during a concussion cause more damage?

Does head twitching during a concussion cause more damage?

Not likely: If the twitches are minor, there should be no more damage caused. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I can feel a vein twitching in my head?

What does it mean if I can feel a vein twitching in my head?

Constant?: Is the twitching constant or occasional? Do you get headaches while the vein is twitching/pulsing? I would see a doctor if problem persists. Could be a circulation problem or some other ailment. Don't wait for things to get worse! ...Read more

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Will this vein in my head stop twitching soon? How can I get it to stop?

Something else: Veins are thin walled blood vessels that carry up the "used" blood from the tissues, and organs of our bodies back to the heart to be replenished. They do not have any muscular layer and so they have no movement on their own and thus cannot twitch. What you are describing is probably muscle twitching which can occur for no reason at all but is a natural occurrence and no problem. It will stop. ...Read more

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What should I do if I am worried about my 8 year old son's head jerking and twitching?

I'd check with the: General pediatrician first, but escalate to a pediatric neurologist before imaging. He needs a thorough exam to make sure these are not something to worry about. ...Read more

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Lately I've been having shakes in my head, with twitching every once in a while, what could be causing this?

Lately I've been having shakes in my head, with twitching every once in a while, what could be causing this?

Torticollus: Shaking of the head, rather than chin, is usually due to a benign condition, known as familial essential tremor. But if your noticing tics, you may have a condition that mimics this at times, known as spasmotic torticollus. This is benign as well, and treated most successfully with botox. ...Read more

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I have twitching toes. Not painful. When I turn my head to the side the twitching stops. What causes this? Is it a neuro problem?

Twitching toes: I can't think of a reason why turning your head will cause the twitching to stop. But poor or ill-fitting shoes can do it, muscle fatigue in your feet (by too much exercise or bad shoes), certain medications, and certain electrolyte deficiencies can all cause twitching. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause head jerking/twitching?

Can anxiety cause head jerking/twitching?

Head jerking or: twitching may represent a tic (spasm-like movements of particular muscles). Anxiety may aggravate or increase tics which are otherwise usually harmless but may be annoying and may be able to be suppressed. Anxiety management strategies are powerful. Tics come and go. If serious consult physician. Best regards. ...Read more

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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