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Why does the top of my right eye twitch everyday? I've also been having headaches in my right temple.

Why does the top of my right eye twitch everyday? I've also been having headaches in my right temple.

Stress: Stress, Anxiety, lack of sleep are most common. Rare causes include, calcium electrolyte abnormalities and nerve issues. Please get checked by your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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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I started getting an eye twitch in the eyelid of my right eye just over 3 weeks ago. What can be causing this?

I started getting an eye twitch in the eyelid of my right eye just over 3 weeks ago. What can be causing this?

Lid Twitching: A common cause of eyelid twitching is fatigue and/or anxiety. The actual eye twitching is not known to me. Remember, i can't examine you. Seek the attention of your eye doctor or neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why does the upper eyelid of my right eye twitch? Happens maybe 1 or 2 times day but not everyday.  

Why does the upper eyelid of my right eye twitch? Happens maybe 1 or 2 times day but not everyday.  

Cause is unknown: Trembling 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. One should see an ophthalmologist (md eye doctor) if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. ...Read more

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My daugther experienced a blunt frontal facehit by cousin sunday evening . Approx 20 hours later we noticed a consitent eye twitch or repetitive facial twitch of her right eye that occurs every 6 to 12 seconds. Is this an urgent ER visit or can i waitbto

My daugther experienced a blunt frontal facehit by cousin sunday evening . Approx 20 hours later we noticed a consitent eye twitch or repetitive facial twitch of her right eye that occurs every 6 to 12 seconds.  Is this an urgent ER visit or can i waitbto

See a doctor: Hopefully by now you've been in touch with a doctor and/or gone to the ER, since your question was 12 hours ago. Any head or facial trauma, with abnormal symptoms following it should be checked out. They may not be related, but you should have her examined. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why my right eye twitch a lot?

Could use expert help with why my right eye twitch a lot?

Myokymia: The muscles in the eyelid may be stimulated to contract almost non stop by some irritant. The treatment is to apply warm compresses over the eye until it stops twitching. ...Read more

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If I have right temple spasms with right eye twitch what neurological disorders involvement this?

If I have right temple spasms with right eye twitch what neurological disorders involvement this?

Facial nerve Cranial: Facial nerve, cranial nerve vii, may be involved in an inflamatory or irritating process. This should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Barely visable but full body tremors.Cant keep legs still need to move. Eye twitch since thurs.Something majorly wrong?Normal thyroid no drug/caffiene

Barely visable but full body tremors.Cant keep legs still need to move. Eye twitch since thurs.Something majorly wrong?Normal thyroid no drug/caffiene

Consider side effect: I assume you have been examined by your provider and have normal vital signs and normal chemistries including calcium and magnesium levels. Next, i would wonder about your plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). Side effects have included headache, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, nystagmus, nerve deafness, convulsions, ataxia, irritability, nervousness, emotional changes, nightmares, and psychosis. Consult md about stopping it. ...Read more

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What could cause numbness in left pinky/ring fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling left side sciatic nerve pain, left eye twitch?

What could cause numbness in left pinky/ring fingers and joints, neck/shoulder tenseness, crippling left side sciatic nerve pain, left eye twitch?

Spine imaging: Fingers #1is ulnar tunnel sundrome followed by cervical disc siatica would be disc herniation none are related with adhd get some spinal imaging the above are fixable the eye twitch have no idea good luck thanks for question. ...Read more

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Can dry socket occur 2 months after your gums heal very nicely? Achy & itchy throat, ear and jaw ache, eye twitch, neck pops, same side as extractions

Can dry socket occur 2 months after your gums heal very nicely? Achy & itchy throat, ear and jaw ache, eye twitch, neck pops, same side as extractions

Post op symptoms: Your symptoms do not indicate that it's a dry socket. Dry socket usually occurs within the first week of an extraction. You should get an xray of the area and have a dentist examine the extraction site carefully. ...Read more

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So my right eye lid twitched almost constantly for over a week now that has stopped by now my neck on the left side won't stop twitching.Do what???

So my right eye lid twitched almost constantly for over a week now that has stopped by now my neck on the left side won't stop twitching.Do what???

Leave it alone: There is no reason for alarm. These things happen to everyone. As long as you are otherwise healthy, and not concerned about medicine side effects, you will be alright. If you are not that healthy or you use suspicious medicines, it may help to have lab tests or a medicine list review. ...Read more

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Twitch right under right eye started,couple days later right side face tingling from forehead down neck, twitching in lip&under cheekbone beside nose ?

Twitch right under right eye started,couple days later right side face tingling from forehead down neck, twitching in lip&under cheekbone beside nose
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Spasms: The symptoms that you're describing are benign. Twitches and spasms and even tingling are normal and can occur on the face and neck. Oftentimes they are due to stress or can be induced by exercise. I would recommend some massaging and warm compresses, Otherwise it's not anything dangerous. ...Read more

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Does extreme anger cause eye or eyelid twitching?

Does  extreme anger cause eye or eyelid twitching?

Possibly: 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, caffeine, lack of sleep. Reduce intake of alcohol/tobacco/caffeine, get rest, reduce stress. ...Read more

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Why does my top left eye twitch and now my bottom left lip twitching?

Why does my top left eye twitch and now my bottom left lip twitching?

Probably nothing: Twitching of the small muscles of the face is common, but rarely pathologic. This finding is most commonly associated with fatigue, overuse or other forms of stress. I would not be surprised if you are working long hours on something and not getting enough sleep. You can use B complex vitamins which some believe help with this symptom, but I suggest plenty of sleep and relaxation- be well! ...Read more

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Fluttering/twitching in upper left abdomen. No pain, similar to an eye twitch. Should I be concerned?

Fluttering/twitching in upper left abdomen. No pain, similar to an eye twitch. Should I be concerned?

Cramps and vibration: The feelings of twitching is usually caused by small muscle contractions and relaxations just as in the eye. Often too small to see. That is very similar to a cramp which is the same thing but it keeps recruiting other muscle cells to contract and not relax. Try stretching your arms over your head and take deep breaths to stretch it out. You probably had minor injury which will heal. ...Read more

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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

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Can extreme anger cause eye blinking or eyelid twitching?

Can extreme anger cause eye blinking or eyelid twitching?

Maybe: You are describing myokymia - an involuntary twitching of the skin around the eyelids. It's believed to be related to lack of sleep, stress, and caffeine use. Change these risk factors and it should abate. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone with an eye injury to have eyelid twitching?

Is it normal for someone with an eye injury to have eyelid twitching?

Eyelid twitching: Eyelid twitching occurs when any issue causes ocular surface irritation. It is a protective mechanism and will continue until the eye irritation is gone. Try using frequent artificial tears to lubricate the eye and see if the twitching improves. ...Read more

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Right eyelid twitching started last Aug. and persisted for more than a month. Later on dry-eye symptoms such as foreign body sensation, grittiness and ocular pain both eyes. The grittiness got worse when I woke up at night, why? It is so irritating.

Right eyelid twitching started last Aug.  and persisted for more than a month. Later on dry-eye symptoms such as foreign body sensation, grittiness and ocular pain both eyes. The grittiness got worse when I woke up at night, why? It is so irritating.

Common problem: Eyelid twitching (myokymia) is a common and largely unexplained problem. It usually goes away on its own but sometimes this takes 3-4 weeks. Dry eyes are common in middle aged women and sometimes are aggravated by incomplete lid closure at night. Try a bedtime dose of a gel eye drop like Systane Gel. This should help to keep eyes lubricated until AM. ...Read more

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Going into 3rd week of left eyelid twitching. Saw optometrist who said eyes are perfect. I saw urgent care to a doctor who said she saw a prominent vein on eyelid.

Going into 3rd week of left eyelid twitching. Saw optometrist who said eyes are perfect. I saw urgent care to a doctor who said she saw a prominent vein on eyelid.

Most likely,: You describe classic eyelid myokymia, a common yet benign condition which may be associated with fatigue, poor sleep, eyestrain, metabolic or chemical imbalances, etc. The vein on your eyelid has nothing to do with this. Suggest you visit your primary care doc and discuss management. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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