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What Does It Mean When Your Eye Twitches
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
Hi stress or nothing: If you are talking about your lids twitching, stress can cause that to happen. So can dehydration, certain medications, low blood sugar, electrolyte imbalances and many more things. Most of the time the problem resolves quickly with no treatment. If not, it is time to see your family doctor.! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The outward corner of my left eye twitches starts twitching at random moments. It's really weird.. What does it mean?
Muscle spasm: What you describe sounds like a common condition called orbicularis oculi myokymia. It's a type of spasm in muscles around the eye. It tends to present in times of stress. It can cause the vision in that eye to vibrate, as well. If symptoms are severe or not resolving over time, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Blepharospasm: Stress can cause blepharospasm (eyelid twitch); less commonly, the twitch becomes chronic and may not stop with routine measures (sleep hygiene, stress reduction, caffeine restriction). The most effective treatment for problematic blepharospasm is local injection of botulinum toxin, something to discuss with your neurologist. Good luck! ...Read more
My left eye twitches fiercely of late. I have had bells palsy twice on that side, once about a year ago. Does this mean I am getting it again?
Get checked: Recurrent bell's palsy is not common so it is possible there is another reason for facial paralysis and now "blepharospasm". I am not sure if you had an MRI at any point to make sure there isn't something else going on inside your brain area but if not i would do so asap. I would see an ENT or a neurologist who can get to the bottom of what is going on. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Last night my whole face was twitching. I've had eye twitches every night for 2 months when i try to sleep last night my eyes didn't twitch but my face?
Twitching: R u on any medications?. Such info. Can help guide us to correct advise. ...Read more
Possibly: 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, caffeine, lack of sleep. Reduce intake of alcohol/tobacco/caffeine, get rest, reduce stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers