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What can it mean if my eye constantly is twitching?

What can it mean if my eye constantly is twitching?

Caffeine and...: Caffeine, stress and lack of sleep are the top causes of twitching. Check out http://www.2020vision.Com/eye_twitch.Html for more info! ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is a symptom where a person has involuntary contractions of one ...Read more


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My eye is constantly twitching and i'm diabetic?

My eye is constantly twitching and i'm diabetic?

Eye twitch: Eye twitching, or blepharospasm, is usually a result of dry eye, allergy, stress, fatigue, or caffeine intake. Try some artificial tears first, and if the symptoms persist, call you local ophthalmologist. Most eye twitches are benign, but if half the face twitches, there may be an underlying health problem. ...Read more

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My right eye has been twitching a lot since last few days - constantly. Why? Can eye twitching be harmful in any way. Please tell

My right eye has been twitching a lot since last few days - constantly. Why? Can eye twitching be harmful in any way. Please tell

Lots of things: Twitching comes from lots of things. Too much caffeine, dry eyes, corneal problems, and problems with the balance of salts in your bloodstream. If it persists you should see your eyemd or your personal doctor. ...Read more

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The bottom eye lid on my right eye has been twitching constantly. Started last night and has continued all day today. No other vision issues.

The bottom eye lid on my right eye has been twitching constantly.  Started last night and has continued all day today.  No other vision issues.

Fatigue: you have likely been having extra difficult or long use of your eyes recently or your overall physical status is more fatigued than usual. The problem will resolve on its own with rest ...Read more

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So my right eye lid twitched almost constantly for over a week now that has stopped by now my neck on the left side won't stop twitching.Do what???

So my right eye lid twitched almost constantly for over a week now that has stopped by now my neck on the left side won't stop twitching.Do what???

Leave it alone: There is no reason for alarm. These things happen to everyone. As long as you are otherwise healthy, and not concerned about medicine side effects, you will be alright. If you are not that healthy or you use suspicious medicines, it may help to have lab tests or a medicine list review. ...Read more

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Right eye/cheek twitching after attempting epeley maneuver. I have constant vertigo I always have a weird sinking sensation.what could it be?

Right eye/cheek twitching after attempting epeley maneuver. I have constant vertigo I always have a weird sinking sensation.what could it be?

It could be: time to close your computer and proceed to the ER or UC clinic. Otherwise, I would suggest a consultation with both an ENT and a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have had left eye twitching constantly for about 2 months now. Recently I have had constant headaches, nausea and shortness of breath too.

I have had left eye twitching constantly for about 2 months now.  Recently I have had constant headaches, nausea and shortness of breath too.

Eye twiching: Eye twitching with headaches, nausea, and shortness of breath strongly recommends you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. It is likely that the Emergency team will examine you, order some labs, and then send you to the hospital. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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4 days of constant right thigh muscle twitch. Now my eye, left calf and arm are twitching randomly. Metabolic screen normal. Im hydrated, suggestions?

4 days of constant right thigh muscle twitch. Now my eye, left calf and arm are twitching randomly. Metabolic screen normal. Im hydrated, suggestions?

Muscle twitching: Was a serum calcium level determined in the work up? These diverse non localizing symptoms can represent a manifestation of fatigue, anxiety, tension, and stress or a medication change. Take a closer look at your personal life and see if there is an unexplained explanation. ...Read more

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My eye twitches constantly it is uncontrollable, and annoying. What is it? And how can I fix it?

My eye twitches constantly it is uncontrollable, and annoying. What is it? And how can I fix it?

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 more

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My left bottom eye lid. Twitches constantly all day long. Been about a month now. What is this or could be?

My left bottom eye lid. Twitches constantly all day long. Been about a month now.  What is this or could be?

Benign: Most "muscle twitches" involving eyelid are secondary to myokymia, which is a benign flickering, usually associated with eyestrain, fatigue, stress, bright sunshine, etc. But blepharospam may explain your twitch, and, if painful, or increasingly uncomfortable, have your eye specialist evaluate, and treat as appropriate. ...Read more

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I traveled to NYC for a few days and when I got back home I noticed that under my right eye there is a constant pulse, or heartbeat. Not a twitch. ?

I traveled to NYC for a few days and when I got back home I noticed that under my right eye there is a constant pulse, or heartbeat. Not a twitch. ?

Your infraorbital: vasomotor unit (Vein, artery, nerve) comes out of your upper cheekbone area by the orbital ridge area on each side of your face, just under your lower eyelids that is easily palpable. Good thing you have a pulse! That's absolutely normal. Anytime you feel that something is abnormal around your eyes, see your eye specialist immediately. ...Read more