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My eye twitches constantly it is uncontrollable, and annoying. What is it? And how can I fix it?

My eye twitches constantly it is uncontrollable, and annoying. What is it? And how can I fix it?

Fasciculations: It sounds like you may be having muscle fasciculations in your eyelid. Although there are some serious neurologic disorders which can cause this symptom, muscle fasciculations are much more commonly due to a benign cause, such as over-exertion, excess caffeine or stimulant use, or benign fasciculation syndrome (bfs). You could start by trying to reduce daily stress and any excess caffeine use. ...Read more

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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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Been suffering from dull headaches and eye twitches. Please help?

Been suffering from dull headaches and eye twitches. Please help?

Multifactorial: This can be from stress or even blepharospasm or eye strain from need for eyeglass or something much more serious. See your eye md and pcp. ...Read more

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Why would someone have involuntary eye twitches as well as excessive eye blinking?

Why would someone have involuntary eye twitches as well as excessive eye blinking?

Blepharospasm: Refers to excessive eye blinking, and the twitches could represent myokymia. Several underlying problems may cause this, and it is best to seek the consultation of an ophthalmologist to diagnose and achieve treatment success. ...Read more

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The outward corner of my left eye twitches starts twitching at random moments. It's really weird.. What does it mean?

The  outward corner of my left eye twitches starts twitching at random moments.  It's really weird..  What does it mean?

myokymia: Usually resolves on its own, but work on lubricating the eye well, reducing stress and increasing sleep, avoid excessive caffeine. If it persists more than 3 months, you will need a workup. ...Read more

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In a span of 1&1/2 yrs had bell's palsy twice i recovered well 4yrs later my eye twitches twice or 3 times daily on the same side why is this? Tnks

In a span of 1&1/2 yrs had bell's palsy twice i recovered well 4yrs later my eye twitches twice or 3 times daily on the same side  why is this? Tnks

Remaining nerve : Damage might be the reason, as nerve tissues takes much longer than normal to fully heal, make sure you take all your meds and follow your doctors instructions.. ...Read more

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My fiancé has started getting constant eye twitches he never had before? Is this unlikely serious? Does drink caffiene and smoke.. But this is sudden

My fiancé has started getting constant eye twitches he never had before? Is this unlikely serious? Does drink caffiene and smoke.. But this is sudden

Ocular irritation: Likely causes of twitching of the eyelid (eyelid myokymia )are related to ocular surface irritation, whether its from dry eyes, eyelid inflammation, allergies, dust, wind, medications, too much caffeine, or stress. Even the exhaled tobacco smoke can be irritating. First trial artificial tears 4-6 times per day. Warm compresses and lid massages may also help. See an eye md if these don't help. ...Read more

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What could be causing my eye twitches and nosebleeds?

What could be causing my eye twitches and nosebleeds?

Not related: It is very unlikely your nosebleeds are caused by your eye twitching or vice versa. Eye twitches may be associate with the anxiety associated with nosebleeds. Try using saline nasal mist / saline nasal gel for the nosebleeds. If the bleeding persists, go see your doctor. Not getting better afterwards, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What causes eye twitches to develop?

What causes eye twitches to develop?

Eyelid twitching: Eyelid twitching is often due to any cause of eye irritation, stimulant use, stress, lack of sleep, neurologic disease, and other issues. Try using frequent artificial tears, getting adequate sleep and minimize stress, and stop stimulant use. If this persists, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more