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Eyelid problems

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 28, 2006
  • 07:18 PM

It is very hard to even describe what I'm feeling. In early September I began feeling what was like a "pulling" from a muscle in the inner corner of my eyebrow on my right eye. If felt like it had a life of its own but only seemed to happen when I was tired. I tried to ignore it and sometimes manage not to notice, but then it progressed to the outer portion of my eye. The eyelid itself feels weird when I move my eyes, as if it is "stiff", yet when I look at it is isn't. however, you can see the difference in both eyes. The right eye looks like I am deliberately raising my eyelid, yet the left is normal. I just turned 50 and expect my eyelids to kind of droop from age. When I wake up in the morning, both eyes are symetrical and I don't feel anything strange, but as the day goes by, it begins to happen. It is driving me crazy and I often want to cry. My husband is tired of hearing about it because he doesnt' see it. I'm not crazy, and when I try to explain it to the doctors they are confused as well. I saw an eye doctor who gave me a thorough exam looking into my eye, and inside the lid etc. She found only a healthy eye. Now i wonder if it is something else affecting the nerves and muscles around that eye and what could that be? My general practitioner mentioned thyroid problems, or lyme disease. If either of these could cause this, is it treatable? I am desperate to get back to normal and very scared that one day I'll get up in the morning to a disfigured eye/face. I'm not one to get sick often, and take care of myself. I'm thinking the worst now and even getting depressed about it. This is just not "me". Any suggerstions? I appreciate any ideas or if anyone has this problem.

Thank you.
Mel

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  • Sounds like you might have one of several things going on: It could be a temporary problem brought on by stress, myasthenia gravis, or even mild depression. It's worth going to a General Practitioner to check this out.Depression can affect muscles, causing weakness and/or aches and pains.I know what you are feeling is real. Don't let anyone try to make you feel like you're crazy - don't give up. Find a doctor who is willing to go the extra mile to find out what is wrong. Good luck and I'll be praying for you.
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    • December 28, 2006
    • 08:47 PM
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