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What Does It Mean When Your Eye Twitches
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
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
The outward corner of my left eye twitches starts twitching at random moments. It's really weird.. What does it mean?
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
Fasciculations: It sounds like you may be having muscle fasciculations in your eyelid. Although there are some serious neurologic disorders which can cause this symptom, muscle fasciculations are much more commonly due to a benign cause, such as over-exertion, excess caffeine or stimulant use, or benign fasciculation syndrome (bfs). You could start by trying to reduce daily stress and any excess caffeine use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the difference between eye twitches and hemi-facial spasms? She has been experiencing it since the end of 2014.
Big differences: Eye twitches could be due to myokymia or blepharospasm, both fairly simple to address. But hemifacial spasms are very difficult to control full unilateral involuntary facial contortions, which may be due to irritation of the facial nerve inside the skull, which may require a neurosurgical approach. Critical to get this evaluated and diagnosed. ...Read more
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