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Do eyelids twitch oddly due to extreme anxiety?

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Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Extreme anxiety involves the release of adrenaline, which can cause our muscles to twitch.

In brief: Yes

Extreme anxiety involves the release of adrenaline, which can cause our muscles to twitch.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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Dr. Rebecca Dale
Ophthalmology

In brief: Fatigue, dryness

An irritated eye surface from dryness or significant fatigue (which certainly can be linked to high stress levels) are the most common causes for eyelid twitching.
If the twitch extends down to involve one side of the face, see your doctor as you need a more serious issue evaluated (hemifacial spasm, rarely caused by a tumor). If both eyes twitch simultaneously, again, see your eye doctor.

In brief: Fatigue, dryness

An irritated eye surface from dryness or significant fatigue (which certainly can be linked to high stress levels) are the most common causes for eyelid twitching.
If the twitch extends down to involve one side of the face, see your doctor as you need a more serious issue evaluated (hemifacial spasm, rarely caused by a tumor). If both eyes twitch simultaneously, again, see your eye doctor.
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