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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

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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


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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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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

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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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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. 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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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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On the top part of my head(halfdollar size) i get a horrible/painful pressure that makes my right eye twitch uncontrollably.Could it be a brain tumor?

On the top part of my head(halfdollar size) i get a horrible/painful pressure that makes my right eye twitch uncontrollably.Could it be a brain tumor?

Unlikely!: The typical pain associated wih brain tumors is generalized, worse in the morning and with all maneuvers that increasing pressure in the brain such as bearing down, coughing or sneezing. However, most tumors do not follow this typical description. Your pain is non-specific and should be checked out to make sure it is not something serious.. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kermani
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Eyelid Twitching (Definition)

Eyelid twitching is a clinical finding of spams of the eyelid. This can be caused by ...Read more