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Irritation: Eyelid twitching is secondary to nerve or muscle fiber irritation. You do not need to treat it. That being said, it can be annoying. Try hot compresses for a few minutes, or, if you can, take aspirin, or aleve, (naproxen) or ibuprofen. Usually a single dose will stop the twitching in 30 to 40 min. ...Read more
Had ssep test. Tech could not get some areas to twitch. So she pushed electrodes hard onto my skin to get a twitch. False normal result? Wouldn't my body not twitching mean there's something wrong?
Time: Tincture of time. As your body, in particular your nervous system adjusts to the absence of your medication and resets its thresholds so your muscle twitching should resolve. If it does not then you may consider that it is not due to drug withdrawal, but has another cause within the muscle or the nerves to the muscle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What doctor treats intense cranial pain with involuntary twitching in the face? Medicine taken nortriptyline.
What could calf/eye/arm muscle twitches(non painful)in an 18yr old girl mean? I just finished treatment for amebiasis. Twitching since week 2 of sick.
Many possibilities: Muscle twitches can be caused by a wide variety of things. More common causes are caffeine, stress and nutrient deficiency. If you were having a lot of diarrhea with your amebiasis, you might have also had some nutrient loss. Persistent muscle twitching can also be a symptom of a more serious problem. I recommend you see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Twitching : Muscle twitching or fasciculation in the absence of weakness or atrophy (thinning of the muscle) is a common benign occurrence. If there is muscle weakness and/or muscle wasting then i suggest you contact your physician for correct diagnosis and treatment. Some types of neuropathies, caffeine use, and certain medications are known to cause these benign muscle twitches. ...Read more
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