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Why is the muscle in my head above my right ear twitching?

Why is the muscle in my head above my right ear twitching?

Stress, caffeine: An isolated twitch of a muscle is called myokymia. It may be caused by stress, fatigue, or excess consumption of caffeine, or caffeine like compounds called xanthines found in tea, cocoa, and chocolate. It's usually not dangerous if it's isolated to just one muscle. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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The muscle in my head behind & above my right ear has been twitching since saturday afternoon. What could be the cause & how to stop it?

The muscle in my head behind & above my right ear has been twitching since saturday afternoon. What could be the cause & how to stop it?

Stress, caffeine: An isolated twitch of a muscle is called myokymia. It may be caused by stress, fatigue, or excess consumption of caffeine, or caffeine like compounds called xanthines found in tea, cocoa, and chocolate. It's usually not dangerous if it's isolated to just one muscle. ...Read more

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Spams Twitching in what seems to be temporalis muscle above right ear. All different times of day and can last over 48 hours. How do I make it stop?

Spams Twitching in what seems to be temporalis muscle above right ear. All different times of day and can last over 48 hours. How do I make it stop?

Check the TM joint: All muscles protect and support joints/orifices. The temporalis is one of the bilateral four jaw muscles that mediates movement of the mandible. I RX checking the status of the TM joint for biomechanical function and to check for toxin, pathogen allergen affecting the TM function. Rule out Lyme disease. get this checked, twitching of the temporalis is not a common finding. ...Read more

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I have had a bad head ache all day now I am having a twitching muscle feeling in my head above my right ear and right side of my abdomen a little?

I have had a bad head ache all day now I am having a twitching muscle feeling in my head above my right ear and right side of my abdomen a little?

EpisodicTension Type: Headache. More muscle tenderness has been found in patients with episodic TTH than in non-headache controls. However, it is not unusual for patients with TTH to experience twitching muscle in peripheral areas.
Drink plenty of fluids, good rest and NSAIDs for pain control will ameliorate the condition. If concerned see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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My right side of my head keeps twitching above my right ear and its been bugging me for over a week should I go to the e.R or is it not serious?

Needs to be checked: Get it checked it may be due to low calcium and you need exam and blood test and need treatment. You can see your doctor and if it is bothersome and you can not wait go to er and get tested. ...Read more

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Both eyes have been twitching for about a week & today I noticed a twitch above my right ear. Should I be concerned & is there a way I can stop it?

Both eyes have been twitching for about a week & today I noticed a twitch above my right ear. Should I be concerned & is there a way I can stop it?

Common: First of all eyelid twitching is common and not a symptom of a serious medical condition. It is almost always due to stress, fatigue and caffeine intake. Anything you can do to reduce your stress levels, such as exercise may be helpful. If you can cut down on your caffeine intake your symptoms may be reduced from the lack of direct nerve stimulation and better sleep. ...Read more

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When I eat a lot of sweets I get a feeling like tickling or twitching feeling in my right ear?

When I eat a lot of sweets I get a feeling like tickling or twitching feeling in my right ear?

Ear: May be referred neuralgia from a cavity or sometimes from stimulation of a muscle of the ear from the sugar. Awe your dentist first ...Read more

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Why are muscles on my legs, stomach, and mostly above the ear twitching? There is no pain but it happens so much it is worrying.

Why are muscles on my legs, stomach, and mostly above the ear twitching? There is no pain but it happens so much it is worrying.

Med history: Metabolic imbalance and electrolyte deficiencies can cause twitching. Also nerve disorders could be a source. Have it checked by your family doctor or orthopedist or rheumatologist as options. ...Read more

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I have an oddly sensitive right ear. Trouble with headphones because it's so sensitive that it causes twitching if I listen in that ear. Suggestions?

I have an oddly sensitive right ear. Trouble with headphones because it's so sensitive that it causes twitching if I listen in that ear. Suggestions?

Dysacussis: Sometimes the inner ear is hypersensitive to loud noises, so called dysacussis. Usually this occurs with a hearing loss. I would recommend an
ENT doctor for an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Clogged right ear, now right eye is twitching are these related?

Clogged right ear, now right eye is twitching are these related?

Highly unlikely: Both areas are controlled by completely separate cranial nerves and innovations. I cannot see either the anatomic or physiological connection between those two things. Unless of course, one considers stress and anxiety reactions from the clogged ear as perhaps precipitating some type of nervous reaction which then could result in some minor eye twitching. But that is a stretch. ...Read more

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Over the past few months I have noticed that I get frequent twitching in my left eye, along with my right ear popping and everything sounding "echoy"?

Over the past few months I have noticed that I get frequent twitching in my left eye, along with my right ear popping and everything sounding "echoy"?

Ear popping and: Strange hearing indicates the need to see your doc. He/she can examine your ears. It MAY be simply a wax build up which can easily be removed or something else. Your doc will know. Muscle twitches CAN be low magnesium. Your doc or a natural health practitioner can measure that and you can supplement if needed. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Sinus pressure for 9 mos, sporadic flare ups of pressure in nose and ear. Recently painless muscle twitching and jerks all over body. Related?

Sinus pressure for 9 mos, sporadic flare ups of pressure in nose and ear. Recently painless muscle twitching and jerks all over body. Related?

Migraine?: Sometimes sinus pressure and pain is actually migraine pain. Have you been seen by the ENT to find out if you have chronic sinus problems? I would start there and if that is negative then consider migraines. Not sure what the twitching is but may be related if it is migraines. ...Read more

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Could I've had meningitis and not notice it? Had (still do) a stiff neck, headache (only when I shook my head), muscle pulling and twitching. Help

Could I've had meningitis and not notice it? Had (still do) a stiff neck, headache (only when I shook my head), muscle pulling and twitching. Help

May be: Viral meningitis may produce relatively mild symptoms, however, you should see a doctor to get checked out. You may consult this site for information: https://www. Cdc. Gov/meningitis/viral. Html
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Temporal twitching and spasms like a ripple effect. No pain at all just aggravating twitching both sides of temporal muscles of head. Been to neuro.?

Temporal twitching and spasms like a ripple effect. No pain at all just aggravating twitching both sides of temporal muscles of head. Been to neuro.?

Probably not serious: A neurologist would be the right place to go. Described symptoms not likely serious. Focal seizures would not be expected to affect both sides, and this would be an unusual location anyway. Electrolyte problems might cause muscle twitching, but not only on the head. If the neurologist was reassured, you should probably be too. There are non-addicting meds that might help reduce muscle twitching. ...Read more

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I know have muscle twitching in my right calf muscle 24/7. I can see it twitching, coincides with the twitching on the sides of my head mri, emg norm?

I know have muscle twitching in my right calf muscle 24/7. I can see it twitching, coincides with the twitching on the sides of my head mri, emg norm?

Twitching in leg: Correlates with twitching in scalp. Could this be a blood vessel pulsating? If it is, and periodically irregular, you may have heart rhythm issues. Has your doctor actually seen the twitching? I'm curious what part of the body was studied with MRI if the EMG was negative? How did the echocardiogram turn out? Have you had a cardiac holter monitor? ...Read more

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Muscles in head have been twitching and making my head getting hot on and off all day. Starting to cause pain should I go to hospital?

Muscles in head have been twitching and making my head getting hot on and off all day. Starting to cause pain should I go to hospital?

Probably ok: Those symptoms are not suggestive of anything serious. The pain is possibly from muscle spasms. They will get worse if you worry unnecessarily. If you are really preoccupied, have a doctor examine your head and neck for any more sign. But I think you are ok. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in my lower back, nausea, dizziness, a head ache, and muscle twitching?

What could cause pain in my lower back, nausea, dizziness, a head ache, and muscle twitching?

Infection: Is the most likely cause. Muscle aches/spasms, low back ache, nausea, dizziness, headache, even twitching - not uncommon with some viral/bacterial infections.Toxin exposure may cause similar symptoms. If NSAIDS do not provide relief, or symptoms are severe or last longer than a few days, consult doctor. If concerned about toxin exposure or develop neck pain - do not wait: see dr. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in my lower back (more than normal), nausea and dizziness, a head ache, and all of my muscles keep twitching. Is this normal at all?

What to do if I have pain in my lower back (more than normal), nausea and dizziness, a head ache, and all of my muscles keep twitching. Is this normal at all?

See a neurologist: You are rather young and not knowing your history and inciting factors as well as medication you are your symptoms can be serious. If you begin to lose urinary/bowel control go straight to ER otherwise an early neurologist evaluation is definitely a good ideal. ...Read more

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Neck. Pain shoulder pain scaping and cracking and popping when I turn my head plus been having painless. Muscle twitching in legs when at rest?

Neck. Pain shoulder pain scaping and cracking and popping when I turn my head plus been having painless. Muscle twitching in legs when at rest?

Neck pain: The crackling and popping in the neck are the facet joints in the cervical spine that are akin to cracking your knuckles. That is not a concern. What is a concern is the neck and shoulder pain associated with twitching or cramping in the legs. This may be a sign of pressure on the spinal cord from a disc. An MRI of the cervical spine and an evaluation with a neurosurgeon would be a good decision. ...Read more

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Headache, drowsiness, pressure behind right eye, uncontrollable shaking in head/neck, uncontrollable twitching with eyes, body muscles contract?

Headache, drowsiness, pressure behind right eye, uncontrollable shaking in head/neck, uncontrollable twitching with eyes, body muscles contract?

See your doctor now: All of these symptoms are not normal. Not sure if your eye muscle twitching contracting is in unison with your body or not? Independently, twitching of the eyes can be benign if it's myokymia and caused by tiredness or exertion. However, it seems you need a physical exam in which your doctor can assess your eyes too, and give you a medical plan to follow. S/he may need to order labs too. ...Read more

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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