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Why Is My Face Twitching
Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more
Hard to say.: These are not common side effects of either of these meds. Lip twitching can be due to a variety of other issues most of which are benign, but the facial soreness is a little more concerning. Really depends upon where the soreness is located. Could represent a variety of dermatologic conditions or even sinusitis or dental issues. ...Read more
Maybe not simple: Facial "twitching" can be caused by hemifacial spasm, facial myokymia, benign fasciculations, Tourette's, various types of blepharospam issues, etc. We may be able to assist further by a Concierge visit at HealthTap, but you would be better served by visit to a neurologist. ...Read more
Irritation perhaps: Some irritation to a muscle, nerve, or part of a nerve that goes to certain muscle fibers may cause those fibers to twitch. Such twitching is usually for a few hours or a day, and only once in a while. In those cases, doctors and patients usually don't spend time looking for a cause. But, if symptoms are frequent, or recurrent, a primary doctor, ENT doctor, and a neurologist can evaluate. ...Read more
The temporalis muscle is on the side of the head. It is used for chewing. You can feel it when you make a bite or clench your teeth.
Twitching occurs when muscles are tired or when they undergo a change in activity. Some people grind their teeth at night, this can cause twitching. There is also an artery there, which has a pulse. ...Read more
I have had nerve twitching on the left side of my head for a few weeks now. What could be the cause? It happens randomly.
Muscle twitching: This sounds like an irritable, superficial nerve or muscle fibers of uncertain etiology. It commonly occurs in an eyelid. I doubt it is anything serious in view of the absence of other neurological symptoms. Try avoiding caffeine and see your physician if the symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more
Dyskinesias: Involuntary movements are broken down into those caused by a tremor, tics, myoclonus, dystonias, chorea, athetosis, and hemiballismus. Those hyperkinetic movement disorders that have a tendency to involve the head include tremors (titubation), tics, and dystonias. The cause for the aforementioned are mostly genetic but at times can be related to metabolic disturbances or meds. Well wishes. ...Read more
I would certainly: Want his pediatrician to see him for an evaluation, but you're worrying about it won't help you or your son. ...Read more
Neurologic: Consult a neurologist for your symptoms. A complete ; detailed history of origin ; progress of these symptoms is very essential. Pathology in left parotid saliavry gland should also be ruled out, as facial nerve runs in the substance of parotid gland ; pathology related to that gland may affect facial nerve on that side. ...Read more
Inside your head?: Not muscle fasiculations that are superficial. If inside the head — I don't know. ...Read more
How frequently does the side effect of face twitching and the likes happen and is it a common side effect?
For over a month now, the right side of my head has been twitching and I get medium headaches here and there. What does that mean?
I recently felt that my head keeps twitching a little, but it's getting annoying, one thing to know is that I pop my neck a lot?
When in serious situations i always smile without comfort and I can't keep a straight face like its twitching. Like when in a fight I do that. Why?
Nervous response: You will outgrow it, or can train yourself to do something else earlier--but will take effort on your part. ...Read more
I have a twitching in my head for the past two days and it mostly happens during school. It feels very violent and is hard to avoid in class. Cause?
?essential tremor?: Sounds like the head may be shaking from side to side or front to back. You could have an essential familial tremor or maybe even a cerebellar titubaton tremor, if involves entire head and not just one side. Thyroid problems can cause head tremors. Contact your doctor and get this controlled. ...Read more
The twitching in my head has been going on for only a few days and mostly during class although I feel shakiness at home. What could be causing this?
Don't know: First thing I would do is check your blood sugar after eating Make sure you don't have reactive hypogycemia. Also, check your CBC and iron, thyroid function. Try to get at the cause of the shaky feeling. If blood work does not reveal an answer consider seeing a twitchy, shaking specialist (neurologist) ...Read more
Had a sensation of twitching for a day. On top of my head, backpart. I thought it was maybe a bug at 1st. Any reason to be concerned on the twitching?
Muscle twitch....: Muscle twitch can be a benign sign of muscle fatigue. However, it can also be associated with neurological illness/disease, such as seizure, tumor, abnormalities in the nerve stimulating the muscle, compression of nerve root, spinal cord abnormality, problems in the muscle, and alterations in the body physiological chemicals connecting nerve and muscle. Follow up with your physician. ...Read more
I smelled many scented satchets trying to pick one to buy. Ever since that day(a week ago) I've been twitching. (My neck/head). Could it be connected?
Twitching/vibrating occurring everyday around the body for 3 months, it comes and goes? I'm healthy/fit. Also, crawling sensation (mainly head)took neuromax but nothing? Maybe it's the anxiety? I'm 19.
Allergies : Take allergy pills first and get b12, but d3 checked. ...Read more
Not likely: If the twitches are minor, there should be no more damage caused. ...Read more
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