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What causes eye twitching and dizziness?

What causes eye twitching and dizziness?

Not related: Eye twitching is caused by a nerve firing off and usually only lasts a few days---no treatment for it. This does not relate to dizziness. If this persists, see your family doc. ...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 have had a headache for 8 days now. It isn't super severe, but it definitely causes a lot of pain. My symptoms are: extreme tiredness, right eye twitching, and eye pain. It started after I was swinging on a rope swing and got very, very dizzy & nauseous

I have had a headache for 8 days now. It isn't super severe, but it definitely causes a lot of pain. My symptoms are: extreme tiredness, right eye twitching, and eye pain. It started after I was swinging on a rope swing and got very, very dizzy & nauseous

See your doctor: Any headache always must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis to ensure that the correct treatment is given. See your doctor for consultation, tests and diagnosis. ...Read more

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My husband feel dizziness which is accompanied with eye twitching and he is complaining this from a year please advise what should be the reason?

My husband feel dizziness which is accompanied with eye twitching and he is complaining this from a year please advise what should be the reason?

Might be seizure: Disorder. Only way to tell for sure is by medical exam. Have him see a doctor for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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Having right side headaches, left eye twitching, no energy, and very dizzy.

Having right side headaches, left eye twitching, no energy, and very dizzy.

Exam: You will need a comprehensive physical exam, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more

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I am taking 600mg of lithium. I am experiencing eye twitching, chest pains, headaches, dizziness, and nausea. What's wrong with me?

Medical problem: I think this is a significant medical issue ; you should see your healthcare professional to sort it all out. The eye issues may clear with medical care ; or adjusting your meds. This is not an isolated eyecare issue. ...Read more

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My friend passed away in 2013. However, I have sever vertigo and would like some advice. I have been experiencing sever migraine headaches in addition to the nausua and dizziness. My vision is being effected as well as a left eye twitching which makes me

My friend passed away in 2013. However, I have sever vertigo and would like some advice. I have been experiencing sever migraine headaches in addition to the nausua and dizziness. My vision is being effected as well as a left eye twitching which makes me

Good question..: I'm sorry for your loss.... However, I would suggest seeing a headache specialist or neurologist to determine the cause... I don't want to scare you but serious conditions need to be ruled out and a cause determined. ...Read more

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35 male eye twitching, dizziness, face numbness, arm and leg weakness & fatigue, tight muscles MRI clear for MS what are other possibilities?

35 male eye twitching, dizziness, face numbness, arm and leg weakness & fatigue, tight muscles MRI clear for MS what are other possibilities?

Asthenia: The other possibilities are anemia, thyroid problem, adrenal cause, connective tissue disease, vitamins, mineral deficiency &hypoglycemia. You have asthenia. The possibility of cancer and anorexia should be sought. Please see your doctor who knows you well. Thanks. ...Read more

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Face pain/spasms, dizzy, neck pain, after doing chin ups and chest dips? Sometimes I get eyelid twitching too. What causes this? How do I fix it?

Face pain/spasms, dizzy, neck pain, after doing chin ups and chest dips? Sometimes I get eyelid twitching too. What causes this? How do I fix it?

Get checked: Clearly, not a normal response after doing chin ups. I would check your teeth, your cranial joints (TM joints, occiput and frontal sinus at sphenoid junction) for presence of toxins, pathoges or allergens. Dizziness is suggestive that your ears may be involved. Muscle spasm and eyelid twitching suggest neuromuscular involvement, so rule out Lyme disease. ...Read more

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What could cause dizziness and eyes twitching back and forth?

What could cause dizziness and eyes twitching back and forth?

Nystagmus: You are describing vestibular symptomatology, and the eye problems are part of this. Could be due to inner ear or central brain problems. See your doctor, and likely also, an otolaryngologist. This needs diagnosis, and treatment. ...Read more

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Can Chronic Sinusitis cause eye pain&preasure and neurogical symptoms(headache, dizziness,weakness and body twitching)?

Can Chronic Sinusitis cause eye pain&preasure and neurogical symptoms(headache, dizziness,weakness and body twitching)?

Sinus symptoms: Yes, infections such as this one may cause many of these symptoms. Especially when there are flares of the infection. Fever and sinus drainage should also be symptoms for sinusitis. ...Read more

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Can tmd cause eye twitching?

Can tmd cause eye twitching?

Could be or: Could be coincidental. Would consult with your physician or dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What causes right eye twitching?

What causes right eye twitching?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake make help. ...Read more

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Does eyebrow plucking cause eye twitching?

Does eyebrow plucking cause eye twitching?

Myokymia: Eyelid twitching, or myokymia, is a benign but annoying condition. Reducing your stress and reducing caffeine intake make help. It is not associated with eyebrow plucking. ...Read more

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What causes eye twitching?

What causes eye twitching?

Stress, fatigue etc: The 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 are the causes of eye twitching?

What are the causes of eye twitching?

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. Occasionally, taking some calcium with magnesium supplements seems to help shorten the episode. Be sure to be getting plenty of rest and avoid extensive eye straining such as long hours in front of computer. If the problem does not resolve see your eye doc. ...Read more

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Eye twitching (not severe enough for whole lid to close) persistent for months (on and off multiple times a day) causes? / should seek medical exam?

Eye twitching (not severe enough for whole lid to close) persistent for months (on and off multiple times a day) causes? / should seek medical exam?

Lid myokymia: This type of twitching is often called lid myokymia and is often due to dry eyes (tears do not stay on eye as they should & cause a perceived sense of dryness of eye; meibomian glands may be clogged for instance), stress, caffeine intake, lack of sleep.

See your eyemd to rule out other causes that are much less common. ...Read more

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Can epilepsy cause eye twitching?

Usually not.: Eye twitching can be due to essential blepharospasm (see blepharospasm. Org), stress (myokymia), other nerve problems such as aberrant regeneration. See an eyemd. ...Read more

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Under eye twitching. Caused by muscle or nerve?

Under eye twitching. Caused by muscle or nerve?

Blepharospasm: Is involuntary contraction of the muscle of the eyelid and is usually harmless and occurs with fatigue, stress or excess caffeine. It can be associated with some more serious disorders but not nearly as frequently.
You can read a good reference here, but don't pick out the worst cause and think you have it.
http://www.blepharospasm.org/eyelid-twitches.pdf. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my bottom eyelid and the skin beneath my eye twitching?

What is the cause of my bottom eyelid and the skin beneath my eye twitching?

A number of things: This can be done to a number of things from electrolyte disturbances, thyroid disturbances, or something significant such as a neuromuscular disorder. Make sure your regular doctor rules out the most common and simple things first before going to see a specialist. ...Read more

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What could possible causes for my eye twitching and the tingling in my thumb?

What could possible causes for my eye twitching and the tingling in my thumb?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What could cause my hands and lips to seize and have excessive eye twitching?

What could cause my hands and lips to seize and have excessive eye twitching?

Time: Usually twitching gets better on its own. There are a few things you can do to help: get more sleep, decrease stress and decrease caffeine intake. More info is available at http://www.2020vision. Com/eye_twitch. Html. ...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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Can children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause an eye twitching tic?

Can children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause an eye twitching tic?

It is possible: If the eye twitching happens soon after giving the medicine (and does not occur at other times), and the child is not taking other meds, it is probably the cause. I would avoid it in the future if possible. ...Read more

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What could cause temple and eye twitching also I have a white spot that came up on my left eyelid?

Stress, maybe: Temple & eye twitching, if sparing other facial muscles, is usually seen in stressful situations, caffeine/stimulant use, fatigue, eye strain. Partial seizures or certain disorders of facial nerves could be present. White spots on eyelids are probably unrelated. Do you have red spots/blisters (shingles)?, headaches?, loss of balance? Trouble chewing? Hearing? Double vision? ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more