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Recurring Eyelid Twitch
Hi, I am a 27 year old female. For the past several days I have had dull reoccurring headaches. Mostly at the temples and top of the cephal. Also accompanied by a lower eyelid twitch. Any idea as to what may be causing this?
What could be the cause of the random twitching of my eyelids? Is it serious? It's not painful or anything.
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 things: With these kinds of symptoms and their persistent nature, it's best if you see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, possibly run some tests and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Usually stress: Eyelid twitching is a phenomenon experienced by many people. Most frequently, it is triggered by stress, often in combination with sleep deprivation and other factors such as excessive caffeine intake. Some times eyelid twitching is part of a more widespread condition including some neurological diseases. Discuss with your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
Generally not but...: While seldom serious, this symptom is a sign that something is out of balance and the cause should be addressed. The most common causes are stress, fatigue, excess caffeine & nutrient deficiencies. Often supplementing with magnesium (ideally as glycinate or taurate), rest & stress reduction will help. If this persists, seek care. See http://www.Allaboutvision.Com/conditions/eye-twitching.Htm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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