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Red Eye Twitching
I recently had a seizure...I have been having severe headaches, left eye twitching. Also like a cloudiness in my head. Also tenderness in some parts o?
See an MD: Are you diagnosed with seizure disorder? It's normal to feel groggy and 'out of it' for a while after a seizure, but severe headaches don't necessarily go with seizures and would need to be worked up by an md. See an md, because some seizure disorders are life-threatening if not controlled. A neurologist would be best suited for this. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Possible.: Twitches of the eyelids are a very common symptom. The most common cause is stress, often in association with sleep deprivation and other factors such as caffeine intake. Anger is essentially a different type of stress for the body. There are also some neurological conditions that can cause eyelid twitching. If your symptoms persist or worsen, discuss them with your doctor. ...Read more
Not normally: The eye twitching could be myokymia, secondary to eye strain, fatigue, stress, and even chemical imbalance associated with steroids. But issue here is whether this is the first episode of multiple sclerosis. Get this fully evaluated, up to 50 % eventual ms following optic neuritis. ...Read more
What could cause temple and eye twitching also I have a white spot that came up on my left eyelid?
Stress, maybe: Temple & eye twitching, if sparing other facial muscles, is usually seen in stressful situations, caffeine/stimulant use, fatigue, eye strain. Partial seizures or certain disorders of facial nerves could be present. White spots on eyelids are probably unrelated. Do you have red spots/blisters (shingles)?, headaches?, loss of balance? Trouble chewing? Hearing? Double vision? ...Read more
Iam a woman on anti depressents 100mg ive been having eye twitching, sometimes light headeadness and occasionally cramps. What could it be?
Can't say.: You would need to resubmit and tell us which antidepressant you are takihng. ...Read more
How do I stop eye twitching? I gave up caffeine & still twitches. I sleep decently. Don't feel stressed. Now eyebrow area twitching too. Diet?
Usually: Usually it goes away spontaneously after a while. However, in your particular case, only a consult with your dr will provide a definite answer. ...Read more
Since lexapro dosage has been increased, I've had increased anxiety, feeling overall horrible, and eye twitching. Could it be serotonin syndrome?
Maybe, but: It sounds like side effects of the medication if everything else has been eliminated. Make an appointment with your prescribing MD right away. If you can't do that, go to an Urgent Care facility, and as a last resort, leave a message with your MD telling him/her your symptoms and ask that s/he leave you voice mail instructions in the interim. ...Read more
Eye twitching, some pain and pressure in right eye. Not all the time. Face feels a little tingly when this happens. Tumor? Stress? Can't focus smtimes
Annoying eyes, what can I do about twitching muscles near my eye? I woke up this am with the muscles in my my eyelid twitching. It has been about 4 hours and they are still doing it. Other people don't see it, but it is annoying and distracting. I had
You: You most likely have myokymia. Very common and typically not serious, but annoying and distracting as you describe. Triggers that can bring it on include; caffeine, lack of sleep and stress. In other words, life! In all seriousness, it is usually nothing to worry about. Usually comes and goes on its own. If you develop other symptoms or the twitching becomes significantly more frequent or constant, please visit your doctor for a check up. ...Read more
Blepharospasm: This is a condition called blepharospasm, which is thought to be due to a misfiring of certain types of neurons/muscles which control eye blinking (creating the twitching). Since the cause can be multifactorial, understanding a history and doing a physical exam is important to best address therapeutic options. Please see your doctor for further evaluation if it becomes bothersome. ...Read more
Blepharospasm: Or eyelid twitching is a common condition which there is often no cause found. Many different remedies have been tried over the years, none of which have helped consistently. There is no evidence that apple cider will help this. A good treatment for spasm has been Botox injections into the eyelid muscles. If your symptoms are bad enough, ask your ophthalmologist about this. ...Read more
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Red Eye (Single) (Definition)
Red eye is a symptom in which a one or both of a person's eyes are redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, drug side effects, etc. ...Read more
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