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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

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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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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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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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Muscle strain behind left ear hurts when i tilt head to right, slept wrong? Woke up with a brief slight cut off circulation feeling behind right ear?

Muscle strain behind left ear hurts when i tilt head to right, slept wrong? Woke up with a brief slight cut off circulation feeling behind right ear?

Pulled muscle: You pulled or strained the muscle in your neck by sleeping on it wrong try some tylenol or Motrin and warm compresses 20 mins every hour during the day good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Not likely: You may have fibromyalgia. You need to discuss this with your physician and possibly see a rheumatologist. This is unlikely to be Lyme disease but there are other possibilities in the differential diagnosis that need to be confirmed. Your evaluation will include examination, lab studies and maybe imaging. ...Read more

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Head throbs, the top feels swollen.Body muscles twitch.Ears hurt at times.I can smell burning inside my nose.I spend a lot of time on the phone.Cause?

Head throbs, the top feels swollen.Body muscles twitch.Ears hurt at times.I can smell burning inside my nose.I spend a lot of time on the phone.Cause?

Seizure: Smelling burning is sometimes due to aura from seizures. Not all seizures come with body shaking. You may consider seeing a neurologist, especially if these symptoms are new. Phone has nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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