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Why Do My Upper Eyelid Hert
Twitching eyelid : Twitching eyelids called "myokymia" in one eye one lid is most likely a sign for eye strain of the kind occurs with need for glasses correction or adjustment, general fatigue, eye dryness, etc. Simultaneous upper and lower lid spastic closure with or with out facial spasm might be more serious condition as would be bilateral lid closures. See an eye doc. ...Read more
VariousPossibilities: This is a pretty broad description. Generally localized muscles or muscle groups such as in the eyelids can twitch or have mini-spasms based on misfires from the nerve(s) controlling them. Best bet is to minimize or avoid any stimulants such as caffeine and try some extra hydration. If symptoms persist or are functionally bothersome, see your md for further diagnostic and treatment options. ...Read more
Too vague: How old are you? Is the twitch intermittant or constant? How long do you have this? Is it getting worse or the same? Some are not significant, some can be pathological. You should have an exam to determine if you need a neurological consult. ...Read more
You will get better: The most common things that make the muscle in your eyelid twitch are fatigue, stress, and caffeine. Most people experience this type of eyelid twitch on occasion and find it very annoying. In most cases, you won't even notice when the twitch has stopped. Eyelid twitching usually disappears without treatment. Get more sleep. Drink less caffeine. Lubricate your eyes with eye drops. ...Read more
Why when I woke up the side of my eye/upper left face feels bruised? It really hurts :( What should I do to help my face?
Lots of possibities: Sinus infection or congestion. Is there a rash to suggest shingles, although that's not usually a subtle condition. Any rash to suggest insect bite? Sometimes it hurts to move your eyes if you are sick with a cold, but since that's a virus it will pass. See your doctor if ibuprofen isn't helping, you get fevers, or it's not better in a few days. ...Read more
Muscle strain: You're likely just straining your eye muscles which is a common cause of headache. Get an eye exam if it's been more than a couple of years. Get reasonable sleep (6-8 hrs), eat regular meals, get some daily exercise. Medically limit yourself to advil or Aleve (naproxen) and head/neck/facial massage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eyelid twitch: For many people, the muscles of the eyelid do this when we are tired, after reading or using a computer monitor for too long. For some people, it has to do with control of the tiny muscles. This is called blepharospasm. Most cases are benign and self limited. http://www.neurocuro.com/blepharospasm-eyelid-twitch/ ...Read more
Probably nothing: Twitching of the small muscles of the face is common, but rarely pathologic. This finding is most commonly associated with fatigue, overuse or other forms of stress. I would not be surprised if you are working long hours on something and not getting enough sleep. You can use B complex vitamins which some believe help with this symptom, but I suggest plenty of sleep and relaxation- be well! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benign: Twitching of the lid is common in the middle years. It is random and not precipitated by any known pathology. Mostly it is subtle and you can feel it but others cannot see it. Rubbing the twitching lid commonly stops it. Some think extra calcium and magnesium cut down the incidence. Be assured that it is benign and will not harm the eye or vision. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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