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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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Can extraocular muscles twitch? Is it possible for eyelid twitching to make it seem as if your vision is jumpy? How to tell the two twitches apart?

Can extraocular muscles twitch? Is it possible for eyelid twitching to make it seem as if your vision is jumpy?  How to tell the two twitches apart?

Yes: Eyelid twich is myokymia and does not cause the vision to shake. Some acquired extraocular muscle twitches can cause oscillopsia where the vision jiggles. If it persists more than three months you would need a systemic work up. Meanwhile try to get more rest and decrease caffeine intake. ...Read more

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What is it when you have a muscle twitch?

What is it when you have a muscle twitch?

Depends on the type: If your leg or arm jumps you could have restless leg syndrome which is treatable.Other remedies may include more rest or evaluation of your body chemicals such as potassium. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have rapid eyelid twitching?

Is it bad to have rapid eyelid twitching?

Not necessarily: Because it can be related to fatigue and tiredness. However if you are having vision issues, lid is weak and droopy then i would get it checked out soon. ...Read more

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How is it that i might be experiencing involuntary body twitching and jerking?

How is it that i might be experiencing involuntary body twitching and jerking?

Potential answers: Sudden involuntary sharp jerks could be myoclonus, but you could also have a tremor issue, or even focal motor seizures. See a neurologist and get this diagnosed. ...Read more

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What can be causing my eyes to go red randomly that is not allergies, sleep disorder, or eye strain. Could this be a head injury or thyroid issue?

What can be causing my eyes to go red randomly that is not allergies, sleep disorder, or eye strain. Could this be a head injury or thyroid issue?

Dry eyes: Please consider seeing your eye doctor. It's unlikely that thyroid or head injury is causing random red eyes. A common cause is dry eyes, but it could also be other things. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and stress cause twitching just in my bicep. It is a fasciculation not a fibrillation. Could it be anything more serious?

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Can anxiety and stress cause twitching just in my bicep. It is a fasciculation not a fibrillation. Could it be anything more serious?

Of course: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include body pains, parasthesia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible for eyelids to flicker without feeling your eye muscles spasm? I've been under a lot of stress.

Is it possible for eyelids to flicker without feeling your eye muscles spasm? I've been under a lot of stress.

Myokymia: Random twitching 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. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, lack of sleep. ...Read more

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Is it weird to frequently have muscle spasms?

Is it weird to frequently have muscle spasms?

No: Many times muscle spasms are due to muscular imbalances but also could be due to taking water pills which depletes the body of potassium. Consult your physician or podiatrist if these continue. ...Read more

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I have a muscle twitch right where the heart is it lasts for only a few seconds with no other symptoms what could this be?

I have a muscle twitch right where the heart is it lasts for only a few seconds with no other symptoms  what could this be?

Don't worry: There are many muscles on and around the rib cage. This may be near the heart but it does not sound like heart pain. I would suggest applying heat and doing gentle stretching. ...Read more

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Can you have myokymia in the tongue? Is it normal to have twitches in tongue?

Can you have myokymia in the tongue? Is it normal to have twitches in tongue?

Tongue twitching: This is an important question. Perfectly healthy people can have twitching in their tongue. It is not always a sign of an illness. By itself, it may not be remarkable. Take a look at this for more information: http://www.neurocuro.com/muscle-twitching-and-fasciculation/ ...Read more

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What could cause a sudden spasm of my lower eyelid under 1 eye? it's not due to tiredness or stress as far as I know. also have had daily headaches.

What could cause a sudden spasm of my lower eyelid under 1 eye? it's not due to tiredness or stress as far as I know. also have had daily headaches.

Myokymia: most common causes of lid fluttering are stress, fatigue, caffeine intake, rarely eye strain or hyperthyroidism. Usually the problem is self limited and resolves spontaneously. Occasionally it may be a precursor of benign blepharospasm or other disorders that respond to Botox therapy. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause twitching I've been having twitching alot when the sinusitis plays up I want to know if the twitching is related to that or not?

Can sinusitis cause twitching I've been having  twitching alot when the sinusitis plays up I want to know if the twitching is related to that or not?

Twitching where?: I have never heard of sign you situs in terms of either a bacterial infection or allergic reaction causing twitching of any sort. But, you are the one saying that there is a relationship between twitching in your body and a condition of sinusitis so the logical question would be twitching in what part of your body? ...Read more

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If u have muscle spasm it connected too in upper neck,ear and eyes?

If u have muscle spasm it connected too in upper neck,ear and eyes?

Don't understand: 'm not able to guess very well what you're asking but try this for a response. 1. Rephrase the question and resubmit 2. Muscle spasms in the upper neck, ear, and eyes could be the description of a condition known as muscle dystonia. In the eyes this is known as blepharospasms. 3. Not sure what you mean when you include the ear but muscle spasms in eyelid can involve other muscles lower down too. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have muscle spasms in the chest?

Yes: Indeed.... Could be intercostal muscles, diaphragm, or heart.... If heart feels funny, see a 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


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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