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What causes eyelids to have a twitch.Almost as if it were muscle twitches?

What causes eyelids to have a twitch.Almost as if it were muscle twitches?

Cause is not known: 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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Muscle Twitches (Definition)

The twitches you can see and feel in muscle are contractions of irritable muscle fibers. They are sometimes seen with muscle fatigue. I sometimes see young people with fasciculations who google the word and come in afraid they have ALS . There is also an entity called benign fasciculation syndrome that is sometimes accompanied by cramping. Caffeine and theophylline (in ...Read more


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22 yo female, random muscle twitches mostly in legs, but in eyelids and arms as well. Intermittent mild pain in legs as well. What could cause this?

22 yo female, random muscle twitches mostly in legs, but in eyelids and arms as well. Intermittent mild pain in legs as well. What could cause this?

Need 2 have baseline: lab tests done to see if you are nutritionally depleted & evaluate UR food intake, or possible food allergies. Eyelid twitching is benign (myokymia)& a result of fatigue. So are you sleeping enough? You seem to have bowel issues - taking mag.citrate, fleets enema, and no appetite and diarrhea. This is huge! Work with an integrative doctor and get your electrolytes balanced!Affecting UR whole body! ...Read more

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24 y/o male. I get strange muscle twitches often. Like in my thumb or eyelid sometimes. Concerning?

24 y/o male. I get strange muscle twitches often. Like in my thumb or eyelid sometimes. Concerning?

No health concerns: Twitching of the eye lids is very rarely of concern. Rarely some syndromes such as la tourette can start with eyelid twitching and grimacing. Most of the time it is an innocent condition, which will go away. Getting adequate rest may help. ...Read more

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I have small painless muscle twitches almost daily. Only last a few minutes. In eyelid, arms, legs, fingers etc. Changes daily. Possibly lou gehrigs?

I have small painless muscle twitches almost daily. Only last a few minutes. In eyelid, arms, legs, fingers etc. Changes daily. Possibly lou gehrigs?

Not ALS: Your symptoms are not those of als, aka lou gehrig's disease. Symptoms usually do not develop until after age 50, but they can start in younger people. Persons with ALS have a loss of muscle strength and coordination that eventually gets worse and makes it impossible to do routine tasks. If your twitches are of concern, see your doctor and get a general physical exam with routine blood work. ...Read more

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What could be causing muscle twitches in calves, arches of foot, toes, thighs, back, fingers, eye lids, etc? I have been experiencing off/on x 1 week

What could be causing muscle twitches in calves,  arches of foot, toes, thighs, back, fingers, eye lids, etc? I have been experiencing off/on x 1 week

Multifactorial: Your twitches may be related to your underlying hyperthyroidism, but other reasons may include stress, stimulant overuse (for example, caffeine), overexercise, or nutritional deficiencies. Here is some more information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003296.htm ...Read more

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Does temazepam cause muscle twitches?

Does temazepam cause muscle twitches?

No: In fact it is used to treat these. If you are having twitching you should see a neurologist about it. If you were recently switched from another med to temazepam you could be having twitching from stopping the other med and should contact your prescribing physician about that. ...Read more

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Causes of muscle twitches?

Causes of muscle twitches?

Magnesium potassium: Deficiency of these minerals can cause it as we'll as deficiency of vitamin B12 and other b vitamins. Lack of sleep is another cause. Take magnesium and if it doesn't help, try potassium. ...Read more

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Why does hashimotos cause muscle twitches?

Why does hashimotos cause muscle twitches?

It doesn't: Unless your thyroid level is significantly elevated. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more