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Random eye lid twitch?

Random eye lid twitch?

Very common: Twitching of the eyelid muscle is a common thing and usually nothing to worry about. It may get worse with fatigue, stress or too much caffeine. If you develop any other problems such as double vision or other nerve problems then you should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...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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Involuntary eye movement jerking--causes?

Involuntary eye movement jerking--causes?

Twitch: Benign twitch most common. If involves some of the face, need to see neurologist to rule out more serious disease. ...Read more

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Headache, drowsiness, pressure behind right eye, uncontrollable shaking in head/neck, uncontrollable twitching with eyes, body muscles contract?

Headache, drowsiness, pressure behind right eye, uncontrollable shaking in head/neck, uncontrollable twitching with eyes, body muscles contract?

See your doctor now: All of these symptoms are not normal. Not sure if your eye muscle twitching contracting is in unison with your body or not? Independently, twitching of the eyes can be benign if it's myokymia and caused by tiredness or exertion. However, it seems you need a physical exam in which your doctor can assess your eyes too, and give you a medical plan to follow. S/he may need to order labs too. ...Read more

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Eyestrain and involuntary eye movement related?

Eyestrain and involuntary eye movement related?

Related?: Eye strain and involuntary eye movements are typically not related. With eye strain, you may experience headache, blurred vision, increase blinking due to eye irritation, or other symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes eye lid twitching?

What causes eye lid twitching?

Eye lid twitch: This is benign, but annoying at times and will usually resolve itself. It is often associated with fatigue, anxiety or tension. A refraction should be performed to resolve an associated untreated refractive error. ...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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What causes eye involuntary movement?

What causes eye involuntary movement?

See ophthalmologist: Involuntary eye movements such as nystagmus (rapid back and forth movements of the eyes) may be congenital (born with it) or acquired and must be evaluated by a specialist in eye diseases known as an ophthalmologist...Treatment may be with special lenses and/or with surgery. ...Read more

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Can eyestrain cause involuntary eye movement?

Can eyestrain cause involuntary eye movement?

No: While eye strain may cause headaches and discomfort around the eyes, it will not cause involuntary eye movement. ...Read more

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Rapid jerking eye movement in both eyes?

Rapid jerking eye movement in both eyes?

Nystagmus: Rapid jerking eye movement in both eyes, called nystagmus may be congenital (from birth) or may be due to a problem in the lower part of the brain or inner ear. It should be checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why do I experience involuntary eye movement twitches?

Why do I experience involuntary eye movement twitches?

Twitching can be ...: Most of the time, twitching (an involuntary muscle movement, usually very small), is harmless and resolves quickly without treatment. High stress, dehydration, low blood sugar, certain medications, electrolyte imbalances and many other things can cause twitching that lasts a long time. If your twitching does not resolve quickly, then it is time to see y our family doctor! ...Read more

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What can cause uncontrollable random eye jitters/movements?

What can cause uncontrollable random eye jitters/movements?

Nystagmus?: I am not sure what do you mean by jitters? If the eyeball moves, then this is nystagmus and this is related to some kind of brain and congenital problem. If you mean movement of the eyelids, then this is eyelid spasm and these are sign of facial tics. The facial tic could be related to stress, Potassium deficiency, or some other problems. So please see a neurologist for either of these problems. ...Read more

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Does extreme anger cause eye or eyelid twitching?

Does  extreme anger cause eye or eyelid twitching?

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

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What causes eye twitching?

What causes eye twitching?

Stress, fatigue etc: Commonest cause of eye twitching is stress, followed by fatigue, sleep deprivation, stimulant use (even simply coffee). Other conditions causing eye twitching (much less often) include certain movement disorders (e.g. Tourette's, blepharospasm), focal epilepsy. ...Read more

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What causes eye twitching?

What causes eye twitching?

Myokymia(if no tic): Random twitching of an eyelid or another small facial muscle, 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. It can last a few minutes to a few days. One should see a doctor if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes twitching eyes?

Irritation: The most common reason for twitching of the eyes, is local irritation such as dry eyes and allergies. ...Read more

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Jerking eye movements? = nystagmus?

Most commonly, yes: Nystagmus is the name for usually rhythmic, oscillating (back and forth, or up and down) involuntary movements of both eyes. It is most often seen as a congenital (born with) finding, or develops shortly after birth. There are other causes for unusual or "jerking" eye movements too, and affected individual should be seen by an ophthalmologist, neuro-ophthalmologist, or neurologist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.

Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.

Could be normal.: Involuntary movements may occur during the dreaming phase of sleep. Some people may have difficulty getting to sleep because they worry a lot and when they finally fall asleep their muscles twitch which can cause them to wake up. It can also happen when you are very tired and yet you may have a hard time to relax and sleep. I wouldn't worry too much about this. ...Read more

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What causes rapid eye blinking?

What causes rapid eye blinking?

Tics: Most commonly this represents motor tics especially when you are aware of them. ...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

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Uncontrollable eye, thumb, and mouth twitching with random llimbs going knumb. Randomly.Any thoughts?

Uncontrollable eye, thumb, and mouth twitching with random llimbs going knumb. Randomly.Any thoughts?

Low potassium: Cramping often due to low potassium and many medical conditions can cause this or side effect of diuretic blood pressure medication. Can also cause numbness. Also anxiety with disrupted breathing a main cause. ...Read more

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Does extreme anger cause eye or eyelid twitching?

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

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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?

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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Could twitching (almost like an eye twitch) under right rib cage be a sign of pregnancy? she has irregular periods and would be about 19 weeks.

Could twitching (almost like an eye twitch) under right rib cage be a sign of pregnancy? she has irregular periods and would be about 19 weeks.

A home pregnancy tes: t is more accurate! Twitching by ribs is nonspecific. However at 19 weeks, a fetal US is even more accurate! Stay away from old wives tales on this one. ...Read more

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Eye twitching for a week now headache starting had Mri,mra,ct scan on head last year showed nothing nothin suffer headaches a lot but eye twitch bad?

A Twitch in Time: Blepharospasm is the term used for eye-twitching that can be a manifestation of an underlying peripheral nerve condition or central nervous system process. Acute trauma around the eye can also result in delayed spasm during nerve healing. In many cases anxiety can also cause this secondary to both acute and chronic stress. If stable, consider it only a nuisance. If changing seek an exam. ...Read more

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What does your eye twitch?

What does your eye twitch?

Eyelid twitch: Causes include lack of sleep, stress, any cause of eye irritation, neurologic disease, stimulant use (such as cocaine, caffeine, meth, etc), and others. ...Read more

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What are causes for my eye twitch?

What are causes for my eye twitch?

Myokymia: Most eyelid twitches are due to myokymia. This is a benign condition which generally lasts 2-4 weeks. It is caused by lack of sleep, caffeine use and stress. ...Read more

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How can I stop an irregular eye twitch?

How can I stop an irregular eye twitch?

Lack of rest: Usually to to built up lack of sleep or adequate rest over a period of time.Will generally resolve by getting some rest and good sleep. ...Read more

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Eye twitch I really annoying me, what to do?

Common causes: Eyelid twitching is very common, and can occur from stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, and overuse of stimulants such as caffeine and decongestants. Local eye irritation can also add to this, such as dry eye, allergy, and blepharitis (eyelid infection, inflammation). Eyestrain and excessive reading can contribute. Try reducing the stress/stimulant factors, and get an eye exam for the other causes. ...Read more

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Will an eye twitch go away on its own? What could be causing it?

Will an eye twitch go away on its own? What could be causing it?

Blepharospasm: Most of the time eyelid twitching goes away on its own. See this link for more details if you need to. http://www.neurocuro.com/blepharospasm-eyelid-twitch/ ...Read more