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What does it mean to have eye fluttering with a brain injury?

What does it mean to have eye fluttering with a brain injury?

Nystagmus??: With significant brain injuries or disease you may be describing actual nystagmus which are bilateral involuntary symmetric rapid small amplitude movements. Another possibility is eyelid myokymia. Needless to say, these are best addressed by your eye care physician to identify issues ; assess their impact. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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My daughter is in a coma her eyes are open all the time and her lashes also flutter. Can she see us standing by her bedside?

My daughter is in a coma her eyes are open all the time and her lashes also flutter. Can she see us standing by her bedside?

See below: Very sorry to hear this. Without more information about her illness, it would be very difficult to even speculate as to her awareness. If she is truly in a "coma" as described by physicians, she is likely not fully aware or you but human consciousness is an incredibly complicated entity. I would never rule out anything. She may not appear aware but her unconscious may be. Praying for you. ...Read more

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Having blackouts w/high pitch ringing just before. Once I hear this all will go black. Lasts secs to mins. Eyes flutter or roll back sometimes.

I'm not a: ....Neurologist but sounds like a seizure with an aura. Visit your doc asap, hopefully is nothing serious but needs evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes my 3 month old's eyes to flutter from side to side occasionally?

What causes my 3 month old's eyes to flutter from side to side occasionally?

Eye fluttering: Your baby probably has nystagmus. Have her checked by a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing zig zag shaped lines in the outer corners of my eyes. They seem to be the shape of my eye from the top to the bottom only. They flutter and appear silver in color and when I get them I also get a headache with them. What is causing

I've been experiencing zig zag shaped lines in the outer corners of my eyes. They seem to be the shape of my eye from the top to the bottom only. They flutter and appear silver in color and when I get them I also get a headache with them. What is causing

Ocular migraines!: Ocular migraines are a form of migraines that take place in the occipital cortex (part of the brain that interprets/controls vision). They lack the severe headache as common migraines. The symptoms are usually all or mostly visual and are typically described as flashing of light or ziz-zag lights in the vision. They usually last less than 30 minutes and affect the vision out of both eyes. ...Read more

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What causes an eye to flutter or spasm uncontrollably for a brief period of time?

What causes an eye to flutter or spasm uncontrollably for a brief period of time?

Fatigue, stress: The majority of the time these spasms are do to fatigue and stress. ...Read more

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I'm getting fluttering type feeling on top of my right cheek just under my eye...it comes and goes.

I'm getting fluttering type feeling on top of my right cheek just under my eye...it comes and goes.

See a doctor: Sometimes people can have some muscle twitching of their cheek muscles that can be related to a imbalance in the minerals and salts in their blood, and it would be worthwhile for you to get checked out and possibly some Labs drawn by your primary doctor. ...Read more

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I have uncontrolled rapid eye movement where my eyes flutter up and down at least 10 times a day or more this happened all my life, what causes this?

Flutter: Fluttering eye movements may be an oscillopsia or blepharospasm. Oscillopsia is a normal finding, often inherited-- as long as you don't find distortion in your vision, it is benign-- blepharospasm is usually benign as well and can be caused by dry eye, stress, caffeine, allergy, or fatigue. ...Read more

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I have a fluttering in my stomach. It is similar to the feeling of a baby's early kicks. I also have occassional eye flutters. Any ideas?

I have a fluttering in my stomach. It is similar to the feeling of a baby's early kicks. I also have occassional eye flutters. Any ideas?

Probably unrelated: Eyelid fluttering (twitching) is a common happening in young adults due to nerve hyperactivity. It is benign and should be ignored unless it is so prominent and happens so often that others notice it. Stomach fluttering probably is the same process in the abdominal wall. It is hard to sort out actual stomach motion from that of other intestinal organs. ...Read more

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Left temple nerve flutters no pain jst numbness & twisting sensation. Headache from bck of eye to bck of head & 1/2 eye turns red. Shud I pay attention?

Left temple nerve flutters no pain jst numbness & twisting sensation. Headache from bck of eye to bck of head & 1/2 eye turns red. Shud I pay attention?

Headache: Pain and throbbing in the temple area could be a sign of temporal arteritis, an inflammatory condition which requires immediate treatment with steroids. It may or may not be related to your severe headache. If this never occurred before and persists, get an evaluation. ...Read more

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A nerve in my right temple flutters, no pain just numbness & twisting sensation. I have severe headache mostly right temple & my eye turns half red?

A nerve in my right temple flutters, no pain just numbness & twisting sensation. I have severe headache mostly right temple & my eye turns half red?

Sounds like: You are suffering from migraine headache. You can take ibuprofen 800 mg in the meantime every 8 hours and make appointment to see your doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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She feels darkness in front of left eye at times & feels that her right eye is fluttering & also feels pain in head after wearing glasses since 1 year?

She feels darkness in front of left eye at times & feels that her right eye is fluttering & also feels pain in head after wearing glasses since 1 year?

Time to see a doctor: She may just have what we call a "floater" and and uncorrected refractive error, but she needs a thorough eye exam to evaluate and treat the problem. The Q & A part of our service is free and, in this circumstance, my advice is worth what she paid for it. ...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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Got Bell's palsy months ago. Able to close eye and make most of movements but have swelling in face and ear flutters when I move face. Normal?

Got Bell's palsy months ago. Able to close eye and make most of movements but have swelling in face and ear flutters when I move face. Normal?

A little aberrant...: ....7th nerve regeneration....it happens...unfortunately, in Bell's palsy sometimes when things RECONNECT after an attack....they don't go exactly back to where they were disconnected from. Think of turning on the light switch in your living room and having the garbage disposal start grinding instead...same thing. But a fluttering ear could make for some interesting cocktail talk as well? LOL. ...Read more

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I've been experience headaches and my left eye have a pulse and I feel weak. Chest pains and heart flutter. What could be wrong with me?

I've been experience headaches and my left eye have a pulse and I feel weak. Chest pains and heart flutter. What could be wrong with me?

Don't know dx: If you are experiencing chest pain & palpitations - recommend that this be medically assessed. Need to rule out cardiac problem. ...Read more

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I have a flutter in my head and feels strange not always a headache though?

I have a flutter in my head and feels strange not always a headache though?

Sound?: If you are talking about a sound (fluttering noise) in your head, you might be referring to what some people experience when there is a prominent vein or turbulent blood flow near the ear (on the inside) - no pain involved, just a noise... Depending on the presence of related symptoms, duration, or if the problem is affecting you in other ways, it may warrant an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes a fluttering feeling in back of head? I checked BP and it was normal. Can you get them in perimenopause?

What causes a fluttering feeling in back of head? I checked BP and it was normal. Can you get them in perimenopause?

Tough question: To answer. While a fluttering sensation in your head is not really a typical feature of menopause, women do develop strange sensations sometimes during the perimenopausal period. If it doesn't go away you should see your physician. ...Read more

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I have been having a fluttering feeling in my head for about a week it lasts only a few seconds buy I get many during the day now my upper lip feels n?

Arrhythmia?: You may be having a disturbance of your heart rhythm although most people describe the fluttering sensation as being in their chest, not their head. Next time it happens, try to take your pulse and determine its rate and whether the rhythm is regular or irregular? Either report the result here to your family doctor. A heart monitor can determine this accurately. ...Read more

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I'm going into wk 4 of concussion. New symptom today : a fluttering noise in my ears accompanied by pain at the top/back of my head. Is this normal?

I'm going into wk 4 of concussion. New symptom today : a fluttering noise in my ears accompanied by pain at the top/back of my head. Is this normal?

? migraine?: Many patients who have suffered a concussion will later develop a tendency for migraines. These may present with irritation by light and/or sound, strange visual or auditory sensations, and throbbing head pain. However, you should be sure some other condition has not developed. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Woke up, went outside for a smoke, felt heart flutters and then fainted. Went to doc and EKG is normal. Could the issue be head related?

Woke up, went outside for a smoke, felt heart flutters and then fainted. Went to doc and EKG is normal. Could the issue be head related?

Probably not: Fainting is an important symptom. To be head related, it would have to be a seizure, and this is very unlikely based on what u describe. Because u had a fluttering sensation first, it implies that u fainted due to a heart issue. Most common problem would be brief atrial fibrillation, but u r quite young for that. I would do a holter monitor on you to track your heart rate through the day. ...Read more

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New pain in head comes and goes, not bad, right front for few weeks. Also fluttering in right ear. Prone to migraines. Should I worry? Go to doctor?

Allergies?: The fluttering you describe in your ear may be a sign of fluid build up. Frontal headaches can be migraine or sinusitis. Allergy season can make it hard to tell the difference. Trying something like otc Claritin (loratadine) might help you and your family doc decide what to do next. Watch for what triggers your headaches. Last but not least, is your thyroid level being monitored? ...Read more

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I have been suffering a headache behind my eyes, fluttering in my stomach, cramping in my very lower tummy and have been feeling sick what is this?

I have been suffering a headache behind my eyes, fluttering in my stomach, cramping in my very lower tummy and have been feeling sick what is this?

Likely dehydration!: If you were much older, high pressure in your eyes could cause this scenario, but I would guess it is the dehydration that is causing your eye pain or the stress from the temporal muscles! ...Read more

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Having heart palpitations and fluttering, plus localised head ache that feels like a pin stabbing. The heart problem does hurt a fair bit. And suggest?

Having heart palpitations and fluttering, plus localised head ache that feels like a pin stabbing. The heart problem does hurt a fair bit. And suggest?

Check heart: In young person, palpitation or fluttering usually related to stress or anxiety. If frequent and recurrent, should consider ultrasound to rule out structural heart disease or congenital valvular disease. Headache also relates to stress. Could be migraine? See section "Be Still My Heart" in my book Your Vibrant Heart. ...Read more

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What besides thyroid can cause light head fluttering in chest hot an cold sweats an excess tiredness? I'm on Med for low tsh.

What besides thyroid can cause light head fluttering in chest hot an cold sweats an excess tiredness? I'm on Med for low tsh.

Check thyroid first: B"sd
If being on a med for "low TSH" means treatment with an antithyroid drug for hyperthyroidism, then the first concern is your thyroid status as this requires frequent monitoring. Thyroid function will change depending on the dose and effectiveness of the medication and the course of the underlying thryoid disease. Challenging even for the best of us endocrine specialists - contact yours! ...Read more

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Feel heart flutter and lightheaded when I eating. After I swallow then I am fine.. Also blood pressure spikes up when eating. What is causing light head and heart flutter when swallow?

Feel heart flutter and lightheaded when I eating. After I swallow then I am fine.. Also blood pressure spikes up when eating. What is causing light head and heart flutter when swallow?

VAGUS NERVE: This is stimulated by a number of things involving swallowing, digestion, holding breath, tense abdomen, etc. The nerve slows the heart beat. There is often skip beats with this. There is often a rebound rapid heart beat when it ends. It usually lowers blood pressure slightly. ...Read more

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Tmj (no jaw joint damage on X-ray) -ear symptoms for over a yr-going. Now stiffness in front of ear+ stiff neck and fluttering in head. Will this go?

Tmj (no jaw joint damage on X-ray) -ear symptoms for over a yr-going. Now stiffness in front of ear+ stiff neck and fluttering in head. Will this go?

Classic TMJ signs: You may have an expansion of the muscular component of your TMJ condition. See a neurouscular dentist with extensive TMJ training. ...Read more

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I have a swollen tonsil and extreme pain. Should I go to the er? One of my tonsils is swollen, my throat is swollen, I am having a hard time breathing, massive headaches - shooting pains... Only on the right side of my head, heart flutters and shakes. I h

I have a swollen tonsil and extreme pain. Should I go to the er? One of my tonsils is swollen, my throat is swollen, I am having a hard time breathing, massive headaches - shooting pains... Only on the right side of my head, heart flutters and shakes. I h

Trouble: Trouble breathing can be a scary symptom and an emergency. If youfeel it is an emergency then definitely go to the er.

A swollen tonsila nd sore throat can be as simple as a virus or can be serious. A full history would include how long youhave had these symptoms. If it is acute and accompanied by fever, then you should see a primary care doctor for a possible strep throat. You doctor can determine if this is appropriate. If it has been there longer than 2-3 weeks, is getting worse, you have other lumps int he neck, then you should go to your doctor to rule out other serious conditions. ...Read more

Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more