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Why is my face twitching between my eye and eyebrow on the left side?

Why is my face twitching between my eye and eyebrow on the left side?

Twitching eyelid: Twitching of the eyelid is a common nuisance disorder which may be caused by excess caffeine, eye strain or stress. It usually disappears after some days; if not see your pcp or opthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

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


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Why is my face sore and lip twitching while taking metoprolol and flecainide?

Why is my face sore and lip twitching while taking metoprolol and flecainide?

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

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Why does part of my face usually twitch?

Why does part of my face usually twitch?

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

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How can I stop twitching/jerking my head?

How can I stop twitching/jerking my head?

Find the cause: To stop a problem, generally you have to know what causes it. Multiple causes for head jerking occur, including nervous tics, huntington's disease, parkinsons, excessive caffeine, stimulant drug abuse, prescription drug side-effects. ...Read more

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Where is my face twitching on the left side?

Where is my face twitching on the left side?

Some may be a nerv-: -ous facial twitch. Many times it's hard 2 find the reason why they develop. If this of a great concern, make an appointment 2 see your PCP, & get referrals if warranted. ...Read more

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I am constantly twitching my head, what's wrong?

I am constantly twitching my head, what's wrong?

You might have: A tic or a tremor. Medical evaluation should lead to an accurate diagnosis — however, the cause is not always discernible. Take care. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why i always keep twitching my head?

Could you tell me why i always keep twitching my head?

Comments: Best to visualize your movements, but possibilities include essential tremor, hemifacial spasms, spasmodic torticollis, tardive dyskinesia, Tourette's syndrome, as a few examples. A face to face visit with a neurologist should help. ...Read more

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What is the causes of twitching in the head on top and side

What is the causes of twitching in the head on top and side

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

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The side of my head is twitching. What could be the cause of this?

The side of my head is twitching. What could be the cause of this?

Temporalis muscle: 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

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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.

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

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Can sinusitis cause head twitching?

Can sinusitis cause head twitching?

Less likely: Head twitching in my experience is related to nerve, stress, anxiety, electrolyte issues and less likely due to sinus infections. ...Read more

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How can I stop tense face and facial twitching?

How can I stop tense face and facial twitching?

Diagnosis?: Facial twitching could be due to facial myokymia, hemi-facial spasms, facial tics in tourette's syndrome, focal motor seizures, hyperthyroidism, and possible medication reactions. Get answer as to etiology, and then treat. ...Read more

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What exactly can be the causes of involuntary head twitching?

What exactly can be the causes of involuntary head twitching?

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

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What does it mean when the left side of my face is twitching?

Watch and wait: Could be a blepharospasm or even a spasm of the facial nerve. These usually disappear the way they came. May be caused from a virus. If it continues see your doctor. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about my son's head jerking and twitching?

Should I be worried about my son's head jerking and twitching?

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

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Twitching on the left side of my face, what's the probably cause?

Twitching on the left side of my face, what's the probably cause?

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

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I feel a nerve jumping and twitching in my head. What could this mean?

I feel a nerve jumping and twitching in my head. What could this mean?

Inside your head?: Not muscle fasiculations that are superficial. If inside the head — I don't know. ...Read more

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I have a lot of twitching/jumping nerves in my head lately. Why could this be?

Muscles jump: Irritable nerves may make scalp and/or facial muscles twitch. Many possibilities here: tourette's disease, sleep deprivation, low blood calcium, magnesium, blood sugar, cafeine, illicit stimulants (crack etc). ...Read more

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Is there anything medical I can do about my neck/face twitching, jerking, or hitting?

Movement problem: You seem to possibly have spasmodic torticollis, but perhaps hemifacial spasms. Other movement disorder problems could be present, even medication reaction such as tardive dyskinesia. Need to get diagnosis first and later treatment based on cause. ...Read more

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How frequently does the side effect of face twitching and the likes happen and is it a common side effect?

How frequently does the side effect of face twitching and the likes happen and is it a common side effect?

Come again?: So you're saying that "face twitching" is the side effect, not the effect? Question: Side effect of what? ...Read more

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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?

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?

Approach: This may be very benign, but you could also have minimal features of Tourette's, heredofamilial tremor, and even a connective tissue disorder. Without witnessing what is occurring, hard to pin down. Maybe have your family doctor evaluate this. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Doubtful: Unexplained twitching requires further medical evaluation and treatment- doubtful but possible reaction to scents- would be rare indeed. ...Read more

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What to do if I continue twitching my forehead and head?

What to do if I continue twitching my forehead and head?

Habit spasm?: Tic or habit spasm may be the issue Often stress plays a part see a neurologist ...Read more

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Does head twitching during a concussion cause more damage?

Does head twitching during a concussion cause more damage?

Not likely: If the twitches are minor, there should be no more damage caused. ...Read more