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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 15, 2006
  • 06:02 PM

Help! I have had off and on lowe eyelid twitching for over six months now. It comes and goes for days at a time and is driving me crazy! My doc said it is nothing to worry about. I have perfect vision, there is nothing in my eye! What could be causing this? Could it be an underlying condition? I've recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure (within the last year). Any advise would be most grateful!

Thank you - Still Twitching.......

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  • I had the same thing and it drove me nuts. it is caused by stress. It eventually went away.
    shizzy1229 7 Replies
    • November 15, 2006
    • 06:53 PM
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  • I also had this condition and was worried at first. My doctor told me it was caused by stress. My upper eyelid twitched for about 1 1/2 months straight. Try to control your stress level and see if it clears up. The worse thing for me was having to deal with my vendors and the public. People would tend to stare. I eventually got used to it and it cleared up not long after. I've since gotten a less stressful job!!!!
    lsu_guy2002 2 Replies
    • November 26, 2006
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  • Eyecare / Hemifacial Spasm : Medication-induced Non-stop Persistent Eyelid-twitching - How I Eventually Get It Totally Cured By Acupuncture & Other Medical Details Note : The following article is only meant as a reference material to the intended recipients and advices should be sought from the medical experts to establish the authenticity of its contents. For your information, I get this sickness while living abroad indirectly from depression (Schizophrenia) through subsequent allergy and overdosage of the related-medications (Risperdal)and I hope that the information given below will be useful to the intended readers. Non-stop eyelid twitching, which is lately referred to as Blepharospasm or Myokymia is actually a symptom of involuntary and uncontrollable movements in the muscles around a person's eyes which in turn make them appear like 'blinking non-stop' to other people. Generally, the movements of one's muscle is controlled by the nerves around them that in turn receive signals from the brains which ultimately dictate the variety of 'ways' in which such desired movements are to be conducted based on a person's will. The causes of such non-stop eyelid-twitching symptom in most common cases may just due to short-term stress, over-tiredness, over-straining of one's eyes, occasional anxiety, temporary panic fits and nervousness which in turn can be easily relieved and recover naturally by a good rest, more relaxation and trying to calm oneself down to stop getting anxious, panic and worried and stressful over certain things. In this regard, such phenomena tend to be quite common among certain students and other professionals. However, in the cases of a persistent uncontrollable non-stop twitchings of the eyelids which only get aggravated rather than improved over time and last for months and even years, it may just probably imply that the nerves around the eyes organ are simply not 'properly functionable' enough to bring about the desired movements of the muscles based on the mental instructions from the brains of a person. Except for any brain and other eye muscle damages/eye muscle disorders caused by permanent lack of certain nutrients and minerals etc or other irritations to that organ like dry eyes, sore eyes, bacteria infections etc, such a chronic eyelid-twitching sickness may likely be caused by certain disturbances and disorders that affect or weaken the functionality of the nerves around the eyes to bring about the desired movements of this organ based on the person's will. In this regard, the possible reasons of such chronic non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness may probably due to the causes as mentioned above which is experienced by a person over a considerably long period of time rather than just temporarily. Apart from that, other likely causes maybe be certain traumas, especially the emotional ones, allergy to or overdosage of certain medications that carry such side effects as muscle spasms, particularly photophobia in the case of non-stop eyelid-twitching symptom. In fact, I myself have also been suffering from such a sickness due to allergy and overdosage to such medications like Risperdal and other similar drugs (of which I have stopped taking and replaced with Seroquel so as not to further worsen the non-stop eyelid-twitching problem and to prevent a relapse of that sickness after I get healed). As such, I would very much like to share my own genuine personal experience with you over the course of my treatment of such a sickness and I hope that it will somehow be helpful to a certain extent especially to those who have been having the similar experience as mine and I would to emphasize that it again only is meant as a reference material to anyone reading it. For your information, I have been suffering from this sickness in the past few years whereby my eyelids also tend to twitch both continuously and uncontrollably without me being able to do anything to control the twitchings at all. As a result, my eyes would seem like blinking all the while to anyone who looks at me and I totally could not drive, look directly and persistently at the pc or tv screens and most of the times, I simply can’t read any books or newspaper properly. And I have sought lots of medical treatments and advices as well as apply various kinds of eyedrops, taking various types of vitamins, mineral pills as well as many types of anti-muscle spasm medications from lots of eye specialists, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists (who explain the medical theories mentioned above to me), ENT specialists and other general practitioners, and even have the MRI examinations taken to get my eyes cured , but these efforts turn out to be in vain as they fail to yield any positive results and my eyes still keep on blinking non-stop. Luckily, just about a year after I suffer from such a sickness, I come across an acupuncture expert who studied and observed closely about my problems and then administer a therapy needle on the part of the flesh at the back of the palm which is about 1.5 cm (applicable to the average grown adults only) vertically from the point of intersection (that would appear visibly when the fingers are closed loosely together ) between my thumb and my forefinger of my right hand (as per illustration attached below) to strengthen the weakened and sensitive nerves around my eyes. Kindly take note that this point is located at a much 'fleshy' instead of a much 'boney' area - perhaps you would need to briefly explore that part of your right hand at the same time to locate that point, and I hope you will understand that the hand structures of each person differ from one another. After that, he just ask me to press (using just mild force) onto the surface of that acupuncture point using such objects like toothpick /normal writing pen (which is out of ink of course) or anything with a blunt-pointed end for at least 2 hours a day and then consistently for about 2 months. Having done that persistently based on his order, my non-stop eyelid-twitching that makes my eyes blinking all the while just totally recover in time and I can drive, work with the pc screens, watch tv, movies and read as well as work like any other normal persons. Besides, actually before I decided to seek acupuncture treatment (as recommended by my friends) to deal with this sickness, I did accept the suggestion of a neurosurgeon to take Botox injections to deal with the problematic eyelid-muscles that caused all the non-stop twitchings. Next, the Botox injections, in fact did give positive results in the first place whereby my eyelids just didn't twitch that violently after being given the injections. However, upon knowing from the neurosurgeon that Botox injections was actually not an effective cure for this non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness, for the very reason that the medications would just serve to sort of 'half-paralyse' the eyelid muscles without being able to do anything curative to the problematic nerves around the non-stop twitching eye muscles, coupled with the fact that such Botox medications would tend to get immunized by the human body, it would just mean that larger and larger quantities of such medications would be required for each subsequent injection therapy (which last for 3-6 months each) in order to achieve the similar healing effect of the previous ones. Whilst the neurosurgeon mentioned to me also about a surgical treatment to effectively cure the non-stop eyelid-twitching, the operation, apart from being very costly, was also actually a very risky one as its failure may very well bring blindness to the persons being operated. At the same time, even such surgery were to turn out to be successful, it would also be unable to achieve 100% complete healing to anyone being operated in the sense that the eyelid-twitching conditions can never 'look perfectly normal' like the ones who were totally not troubled by such a sickness at all. So, I just eventually gave up the idea of getting a surgery to treat the sickness and chose acupuncture treatment instead to deal with my non-stop eyelid-twitching . For your further information, I have also come across quite a couple of people in my real life annoyed by such a non-stop eyelid-twitching problem of different causes and degrees of severity, and accordingly, I just recommend the method as mentioned above to them and within weeks, they just experience significant improvements to their conditions after applying this therapy, and after a few months , they just recover totally from this sickness. . http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2652/attachmentfilesn4.gif
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 14, 2008
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  • I had it also....my eye would actually shut when I was talkin gto someone! Comes down to your stress level...yes, your nerves. Get out and exercise, try to lower your stress levels. If you don't, one day your heart could be affected...not good.
    Debbie G 4 Replies
    • February 20, 2008
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  • I have had my left lower eyelid twitch for over a year had an Brain scan, etc nothing found, finally had dermatologist use Botox. Stopped twitching yea!!! It's been about 6 months twitch free. the twitch is starting to come back (slightly) at night when I am reading I am going back for more Botox. It has been great not having people/my kids say "wow your eye is twitching" Hope this helps.L
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 26, 2008
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  • If you are fairly suggestible, (40% of people are) try professional hypnotherapy for this. I used autosuggestion (self hypnosis) and my tic left my eye, but later re-appeared elsewhere. Practice one of the relaxation methods in sections 2, 11, 2c, or 2i, daily, and when needed, at http://www.ezy-build.net.nz/~shaneris also refer: "Even though I sometimes suffer from anxiety, I deeply and completely accept myself." Neurofeedback treatment for anxiety is increasingly becoming available. Herbal remedies, such as valerian, (which is not recommended for use if depression is also present) passionflower, or St.John's wort, are often effective, but the idea is (as with anxiolytic medication) to use them like water wings, or training wheels on a bicycle, providing initial support, and giving time for other treatments, such as therapy, and relaxation techniques, to take effect. (The following is a variant of Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing therapy, which has been used successfully for those people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, insomnia, and anxiety: it is easily learned, quick to use, yet can be very effective. It is easy to be dismissive of such a seemingly unusual technique, but give it a good tryout, for at least a few weeks, to see if it is effective in your case). Prior to using either of the methods in the above paragraph, first sit comfortably, and take a deep breath. Then, without moving your head, move your eyes from the left, to the right, and back again, taking around a second to do so (say: "a thousand and one": this takes approximately a second). Repeat this procedure (without the words, although you can count, subvocally, if you like) 20 times: "A thousand and one; a thousand and two... " and so on, to a thousand and twenty. Then close your eyes and relax. Become aware of any tension or discomfort you feel. Then open your eyes, and take another deep breath, and repeat step one, closing your eyes, and relaxing afterwards, in the same manner. Then, repeat the procedure one last time. Some people may find that this is all they need do. With experience, you may find that you can practise this in public, with your eyes closed, which greatly widens the window of opportunity for its use, and avoids attracting unwanted attention. I have found that the 2 - 3 minutes spent using the EMDR markedly reduces distractions to the relaxation process, and is repaid many times over. I also use it prior to my chosen relaxation technique, after lights out, at night. For more about Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing therapy, showing recommendations by those who have used it, including a professional psychotherapist with more than 20 years of experience in that field, see sections 33 - 34, at ezy-build. She was skeptical, at first, and I remained unconvinced, until trying it, and now I use it twice daily, including after lights out, at night. Yoga*, and/or t'ai chi* may also help, if the problem is caused by anxiety (which is addressed in section 6, at ezy build: view page N first). * View 1st 3 pages of section 2 for info & weblinks. Stress is addressed in section 42: see page i first. I particularly appreciated the answer about acupuncture & botox. Dr. Mercola, at http://www.mercola.com SEARCHBAR: "EFT" provides a free course in this form of ACUPRESSURE, although he recommends that someone trained in its use be consulted: see section 53, at ezy build for locators. "Even though I suffer from an eye tic, I deeply and completely accept myself".
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  • Please try to understand that the alternative instrument-aided self-administered acupuncture method that I have mentioned and suggested for the abnormally rapid eyelid twitching/eye-blinking is not a hypnotherapy but a very direct way of dealing practically with the sickness. In my case, the abnormally rapid eyelid twitching/ eye-blinking sickness is caused mainly by the dopamine-disturbing side effects of Risperdal that induces Tardive Dyskinesia(TD) / Extrapyramidal Symptoms (EPS) & other neuromuscular disorders. Next, that suggested acupuncture method actually works in such a way that it gradually serve to strengthen my eyes /other facial nerves (please refer to Acupuncture Point : LI4 ?He Gu ?Large Intestine 4) and slowly drives all the dopamine-disturbing toxins (in this case, the Risperdal ) & other 'contaminating agents' that accumulate around my eyes nerves causing all such excessive and unwanted eyelid-twitchings/ eye-blinkings totally out of my body to enable me to get cured once and for all in the end. The summary is that, since it is the Risperdal toxin / other 'contaminating agents' that disturb the eyes nerves and cause all the unwanted twitchings, spasms, tics etc, getting rid of them from the eyes nerves /related nerves around the particular organ having the twitchings would then naturally, reasonably, logically and obviously be the most clear-cut, direct and straightforward way of curing such a neurological / neuromuscular sickness. And the suggested acupuncture method actually works this way. Unfortunately, Botox injections can only deal with the twitching muscles (which may not be the root cause of neuromuscular spasms itself) without being able to do anything curative to the underlying problematic nerves (around the muscles that cause that cause all the unwanted twitchings, spasms, tics etc) to deal with the sickness directly and effectively. And that's why one would need to (in most cases) get repeated injections of such medications to deal with their muscles twitching, spasms, tics problems etc. For further information, please refer to Follow-up .
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  • A New Version For The Self-administered Acupuncture Cure For Non-stop Persistent Eyelid-twitching Thanks for taking an interest in my posts made in this website. At the same time, I also have received lots of positive feedbacks from my email inbox from other persons (troubled by such annoying non-stop eyelid twitching sickness) giving thanks to me for the curative benefits they experience upon exercising the suggested alternative instrument-aided self-administered acupuncture method. In response to the additional enquiries about the suggested self-administered acupuncture method that these persons have made to me so far through the emails, I thus would like to provide to the intended readers a new version about this acupuncture therapy which contains other extra and more in-depth details as follows : - Well, regarding the 'He Gu' acupuncture point I have mentioned in my prior articles for the suggested cure for non-stop eyelid-twitching, its exact location is at the back of the palm of one's right hand, which is 1.5 cm (applicable to the average grown adults only) measured vertically from the point of intersection (that would appear visibly when the fingers are closed loosely together) between the thumb and the forefinger. (Kindly take note that this point is located at a much 'fleshy' instead of a much 'boney' area - perhaps you would need to briefly explore that part of your right hand at the same time to locate that point, and I hope you will understand that the hand structures of each person differ from one another). When the acupuncture point is identified and marked accordingly, you can then re-open your hand , and then what you all can do is to sit down, and at the same time press that onto the surface of that acupuncture point (using just mild force) with any long blunt-pointed object such as toothpick, a normal writing pen (which is out of ink of course) etc against your chin (suggested for convenience purpose) for a continuous 2 hours (during any time in a day), and it's preferably to do that when you are about to go to sleep at night (so that you have more free time to do it). However , if you are eager to find out the very exact location of that particular acupuncture point to further verify the information given above, I would suggest you to seek consultancy from a licensed acupuncturist. In this regard, based on the acupuncturist, the blunt-pointed objects such as normal writing pen (which is out-of-ink of course) etc instructed to me for such self-administred therapy is actually intended as a substitute for the acupuncture needle to deal effectively with the particular acupuncture point. Unlike the other traditional method of acupressure which involves the use of fingers to press and massage the acupuncture points, the use of blunt-pointed object in such a case for the treatment of chronic eyelid-twtiching is actually meant as a 'leverage' to provide an adequately focused and hence a 'reflexology stimulus' that is strong enough to deal more precisely and effectively with that acupuncture point. Whereas, if that acupuncture point is to be treated with fingers, the stimulus effect generated would be very much smaller due to the fact that such pressings and massagings would reasonably not last long enough to provide any reliefs for the chronic eyelid-twitching. Besides, given the larger suface area of the fingers as well as their rounded physical shape (compared to the blunt-pointed objects), a large part of the forces produced from such pressings and massagings would then be reasonably applied onto the related muscles rather than directly onto the intended nerves through the related acupuncture point to deal effectively with such sickness. Please be reminded that a good sleep at night throughout the therapy period is essential for the healing to be effectively done. And a person shouldn't associate oneself again with the underlying causes such as over-straining of the eyes, excessive cafeine intake, allergy/overdosage of certain medication (with muscle spasms side effects) that causes this non-stop eyelid-twitching to the particular person in the first place to avoid a relapse of that sickness, especially after getting cured from it. Please take note that one should continually apply that method in the case where it proves to be effective in dealing with the eyelid twitching problem (after trying it for about 3 days' time). For your reference, I get my eyelid twitching stopped the next day after the acupuncture treatment. But when I stop the treatment for the next few days, the twitchings just come back again. Based on the acupuncturist, the explanation for the relapse is such that if one were to apply just one-off / short-term treatment, it would then only serve to disperse the dopamine-disturbing toxin / other 'contaminating agents' around one's eye nerves enabling the twitching to stop just temporarily (without totally purging such toxins / 'contaminating agents' out of the human body). So, it works just like doing a physiotherapy whereby one should complete the whole course of treatment (in this case, applying that self-administered technique persistently for weeks/ a few months) to get the eyelid-twitching sickness totally cured effectively once and for all in the end. Next, the suggested duration of two-hour period/day (continuous non-stop healing process) for that self-administered treatment is just what I have recommended so far to other persons having the similar symptoms based on my very own healing experience from this eyelid-twitching sickness and the others who suffer from it (who eventually get it totally cured). All in all, it would acutally depend on one's healing progress for the eyelid twitching sickness upon applying that suggested self-administered acupuncture method. Related References : Diagram of The 'He Gu' Acupuncture Point : http://curezone.com/upload/Art/Animation/Attachment_File.gif Medical References For The 'He Gu' Acupuncture Point : Acupuncture Point : LI4 • He Gu • Large Intestine 4
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  • MRI & CT Scan Examinations For Chronic Eyelid-twitching / Eye-blinking - CommentsPlease take note that when there are no signs / occurences of brain / central nervous systems / neurons / brain cells damages at all, such movement disorders caused purely by bodily chemical imbalaces due to disturbances by the neurological side effects of certain medications to the impulse-relaying chemical agents - neurotransmitters -such as acetylcholine, dopamine - the one essential for the control of human body motions, including the eyelids movements, serotonin etc which are produced by the neurons / nerve cells, such medical condition / disorder simply could not be revealed / observable / diagnosed through such medical scanning examinations of MRI & CT scanning alone. For further details, please refer to the following : Primary Vs Secondary Blepharospasm (an excerpt from my reply to other party) : http://www.blepharospasm.org/forums/beb/posts/63263.htmlA New Version of The Suggested Acupuncture Cure For Chronic Eyelid Twitching / Eye Blinking : http://www.webportal.com.my/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=4437&PN=2The Additional Details of My Healing Experience From This Sickness : http://goldbamboo.com/forum/western-medicine/444-medication-induced-non-stop-eyelid-twitching-my-personal-healing-experience-3.htmlhttp://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/images/misc/progress.gif
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 3, 2008
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  • Hi I had this eye twitching but wear contact lenses and got lots of eye infections and was using lots of eye creams and found that after stopping these creams it went away
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 8, 2008
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  • It sounds to me that the eyes nerves controlling your eyelid muscle movements simply are not disturbed by anything nerve-disturbing such as overdosage of certain medications, over-consumptions of caffein etc. Good for you then.
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  • There are a wide range of eyelid spasms that can occur. I believe the the most severe ones are more easily treatable because they stem from deeper neurological issues. The most common eyelid twitch that I see people researching online is just a small twitch in the eyelid - often not very noticeable. I started to document the daily occurrence of my left eye twitch at http://www.eyetwitch.org and I'm asking others with similar issues to join in the conversation to help each other figure out what methods of treatment or habit changes that cause twitching to occur or stop occurring.It's certainly frustrating enough that it occurs and there seems to be no explanation. From all I've read and experienced so far, I believe that some individuals are advising over medicating, overdosing on vitamins, botox, hypnotherapy, etc. The occurrence of eye twitching can be reduced with normal changes in your life. In the USA we too often treat the symptom and not the cause. Don't over medicate / treat the issue... find the cause.
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  • Well, for the abnormally chronic rapid eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking disorders, the formal western medical science, up to this very stage, can at best, only offer the Botox Injections (whose effective curative period is 3 - 6 months each for each injection) as an inconclusive and indefinite solution to such eye-related disorders. For your further information, Botox injections are actually composed mainly of Botulinum toxin which are essentially medical derivatives from Clostridium botulinum bacterium (which causes botulism) that have been intentionally abused before for the purpose of chemical warfare owing to its intense toxicity. http://www.answers.com/topic/botox 'It's certainly frustrating enough that it occurs and there seems to be no explanation.' There are certainly explanations for such disorders especially in terms of their pathological aspects. One of them would be the nerve-disrupting side effects of certain medications such as Tardive Dyskinesia ,which antagonize and block the normal functions and activities of the neurotransmitter chemicals dopamine (which controls miscellaneous human bodily movements, and of course that would include the eyelids in the case of non-stop eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking). In my case, I have experienced such medication / Tardive Dyskinesia-induced non-stop rapid involuntary uncontrollable eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking disorder before about 5 years ago. Next, I actually get it finally and fully cured about 4 years ago through an acupuncture therapy / technique (an alternative needleless, painless and definitely free-of-charge one) instructed to me by the acupuncture physician attending to my chronic eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking disorder. Next, ever since the beginning of 2008 and some years before, I have been introducing such an acupuncture technique to the numerous people seeking helps from me (both in my real life and through emails) for their chronic eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking disorders, especially the medication-induced ones, and subsequently I have, on an ongoing basis until now, received lots of positive feedbacks about the tremendous, and quite often, immediate effectiveness of that acupuncture technique meant for such chronic eye-related disorder. Included below are the weblinks about the acupuncture technique and the detailed accounts of my healing experiences from such an annoying medication / Tardive Dyskinesia-induced non-stop rapid involuntary, uncontrollable eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking disorder. And I hope that the information given will turn out to be useful to the intended readers. Thank you. New Version of The Suggested Self-administered Acupuncture Cure : http://www.webportal.com.my/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=4437&PN=2 My Healing Experience from the medication / Tardive Dyskinesia-induced non-stop rapid involuntary, uncontrollable eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking disorder (in in-depth details) : Follow-up Futher follow-up about the neurological implications and pathologies about such abnormally rapid eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking disorder based on my recent research : Further Follow-up
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  • Well,now that you've been given all this advice,why don't you tell us what your stress level is?And,for a person with schizophrenia,eow,you seem very smart to me.
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  • By the way,I've had left upper eyelid twitching for many years,but it's not apparent to anyone else.And it occurs at times of stress or excess caffeine.
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  • 'Well,now that you've been given all this advice,why don't you tell us what your stress level is?And,for a person with schizophrenia,eow,you seem very smart to me.' First of all, I feel quite flattered with your compliments. And actually by the time I get cured from my schizophrenia disorder, I just join a local religious body as a part-time social worker giving helps and couselling services to the mentally-illed people, especially those in-patients of certain government-funded psychiatric wards, special-care nursing homes etc. Whilst at the same time, I also associate myself with some psychotherapists, psychiatrists, psychologists and neurologists, which are also the members of the religious body, and that's mainly for my work-requirements. And I also tend to learn something from them on an ongoing basis. Next, about my personal medical history with schizophrenia, well, In my case, I suffered from the Tardive Dyskinesia-induced abnormally rapid non-stop eyelid twitching / eye-blinking that resulted from the dopamine-disturbing side effects of Risperdal drugs that were dispensed to me by the relevant psychiatrist to deal with my depression sickness. The problem was such that, before I got such an abnormally rapid eyelid-twitching sickness the depression sickness itself would merely caused me to lose interest in mixing with other people and to a certain extent made me feel reluctant to go to work sometimes. Nevertheless, by the time such dopamine-disturbing side effects of Risperdal began to cause me abnormally rapid eyelid twitching, of countless times in a split second (which is one of its symptoms), the feeling was sort of like I was plunged into a situation between blindness and non-blindness in the sense that I could just vaguely 'visualize' the surroundings around me while my eyes were blinking, but getting unable to do anything else, even simple reading, watching tv in a 'satisfactory' way, and of course, I totally needed to refrain myself from driving (otherwise I would certainly bump the others or get bumped). Next, such a scenario actually caused me enormous embarrassments, great ridicules etc in front of so many other people and subsequently, such a visually-incapacitating disorder which denied me of even the very basic abilities to read, watch tv, drive and carry out other daily and basic routines, it then actually cost me my job by making me out-of-work for about six months. To me, the side effects of Risperdal is more distressing, if not, mentally-anguising than the depression sickness that Risperdal purported to cure in the first place. And given the fact that my eyes were just 'blinking rapidly' and I did not actually get totally 'blind' because of any actual damages to the eyes, I always simply found myself caught in a dilemna in between the options of reconciling myself with such an 'eye disability' (such as what the others around me had always advised me to do) and doing something medically effective to deal with it to bring my life back to the former usual days before I got this 'eye sickness'. To be really frank with you, i just couldn't help myself most of the times but to have suicidal tendencies each time when I locked myself up in my own room (with the lights all off, otherwise my eye-twitchings / eye-blinkings will just get worse if the lights were on) and kept on thinking about my hopelessly handicapped situation that denied me from doing actually anything, even all the very basic daily routines. And I also tended to avoid seeing anyone else (so as to avoid all sorts of embarrassments and feelings of inferiority complex on my part associated with my 'visually incapacitating' abnormalities in front of other people). So, can you just imagine the pains I had gone through during such an abnormally 'eye-blinking period' ? In the end, I was lucky enough to get it totally cured through acupuncture therapy, and then got back my life, my job and most importantly, my self-worth and self-esteem. By the way, since different people may just have different opinions about different issues, I will just leave it to you and the others to consider the stress level that I have faced under those circumstances. 'By the way,I've had left upper eyelid twitching for many years,but it's not apparent to anyone else.And it occurs at times of stress or excess caffeine.' Well, I have got many people writing to me through emails to seek my helps with their eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking problems ever since the beginning of 2008. And for such mild cases like stress, excessive caffeine intakes etc, which are far less serious than the ones caused by the nerve-disrupting side effects of certain medications, those people believing in my acupuncture technique and exercising it accordingly, well, based on their subsequent feedbacks sent to me, they just obtain quick reliefs (the twitchings / blinkings just stop substantially, obviously and sustainably) within one single day. And within weeks, they obtain full recoveries after exercising the techinque consistently.
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  • Further Details About The Suggested Needle-free Self-administered Free-of-Charge Acupuncture Technique For Chronic Rapid Eyelid-twitching / Eye-blinking : "He Gu" Acupuncture Point - Left or Right Hand ? Does That Matter ? Well, as far as acupuncture treatment is concerned, the nerves of our bodies especially the ones closely adjacent to each other, would tend to interwind, overlap and interconnect among one another. Whilst the 1.5 cm and its location on the wrist as portrayed in the diagram added in my prior post above for the 'He Gu' acupuncture point is actually a standard measure for the size of the hands of the average grown adults. Next, applying blunt-pointed instrument-aided pressings upon it (or any points around that 'He Gu' acupuncture point area - please refer to the diagram weblink below) will actually generate direct stimulations to the other nerves surrounding that pressed point around the wrist area as well, and subsequently, produce a reflexology stimulus / 'qi' that will flow / travel right up to the 'final destinations' (please refer to the medical references weblink added below), which are the peripheral nerves attached to the muscles of the entire face, especially the eyelids to generate the desired healing effects to the intended areas by gradually restoring their bodily chemical balances. In my case and the others, that acupuncture technique actually serves to gradually and eventually drive out the risperdal toxins / other related contaminating substances that disrupt the normal functioning of the dopamine neurotransmitters chemicals of the neurons / nerve cells around our eyelid muscles and cause all those rapid unwanted eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking, totally out of our bodies and enable us to get totally cured once and for all in the end. http://curezone.com/upload/Art/Animation/Attachment_File.gif Therefore, both the "He Gu" acupuncture points on both left and right hands would basically serve the similar purposes in this case. http://acuxo.com/meridianPictures.asp?point=LI4&meridian=Large%20Intestine In addition, honestly speaking, applying that acupuncture technique on the "He Gu" acupuncture point of both left and right hands (alternately of course) may double the curative effects. However, the application of the acupuncture technique on the left hand side of the "He Gu" acupuncture point (compared to the recommended right-hand-side) is strongly recommended to be done under 2 circumstances : 1 ) One's Blepharospasm condition is really chronic and has been lasting for a couple of years (such as over a year) - and as such, applying the suggested acupuncture technique on the "He Gu" acupuncture point of both left and right hands (alternately) may naturally be necessary in this case.2 ) The "He Gu" acupuncture point on the righ hand (which me and the numerous others suffering from the like-illness have been exercising extensively due to its much larger curative effects) has been skin-worn, and hence needs some time for its recovery. So, the left-hand "He Gu" acupuncture point will serve as a replacement in this case. And again for your information, during the time me and the others are suffering from such Blepharospasm disorder, we apply the acupuncture technique on the right hand of the "He Gu' Acupuncture point most of the time due to its larger curative effects (based on empirical observations). Additional Information From Q & A sessions about Blepharospasm / Hemifacial Spasms : http://www.steadyhealth.com/Eyecare_Hemifacial_spasm___Risperdal_induced_Non_stop_Eyelid_twitching___My_Healing_Experience_tref714833.htmlBrief And Basic Medical Explanations About Blepharospasm / Chronic Rapid Eyelid-twitching / Eye-blinking : http://silkwise.com/content/viewthread_thread,4243
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    • October 7, 2009
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  • If you are not obese or one serious couch potato and you have recently diagnosed high blood pressure and you are having this eye twitch thing. It could be that your skull and first vertebra(atlas) are not straight and it is putting pressure on one or more of your cranial nerves. Go to a good chiropractor, after exam and x-rays, get adjusted and take your blood pressure again, if your systolic pressure(the first #) has dropped 15 or so points, you will know if you have found your problem.
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  • From which place you got ur accupuncture from can I have name of the person and contact infoThanks alot Note : The following article is only meant as a reference material to the intended recipients and advices should be sought from the medical experts to establish the authenticity of its contents. For your information, I get this sickness while living abroad indirectly from depression (Schizophrenia) through subsequent allergy and overdosage of the related-medications (Risperdal)and I hope that the information given below will be useful to the intended readers. Non-stop eyelid twitching, which is lately referred to as Blepharospasm or Myokymia is actually a symptom of involuntary and uncontrollable movements in the muscles around a person's eyes which in turn make them appear like 'blinking non-stop' to other people. Generally, the movements of one's muscle is controlled by the nerves around them that in turn receive signals from the brains which ultimately dictate the variety of 'ways' in which such desired movements are to be conducted based on a person's will. The causes of such non-stop eyelid-twitching symptom in most common cases may just due to short-term stress, over-tiredness, over-straining of one's eyes, occasional anxiety, temporary panic fits and nervousness which in turn can be easily relieved and recover naturally by a good rest, more relaxation and trying to calm oneself down to stop getting anxious, panic and worried and stressful over certain things. In this regard, such phenomena tend to be quite common among certain students and other professionals. However, in the cases of a persistent uncontrollable non-stop twitchings of the eyelids which only get aggravated rather than improved over time and last for months and even years, it may just probably imply that the nerves around the eyes organ are simply not 'properly functionable' enough to bring about the desired movements of the muscles based on the mental instructions from the brains of a person. Except for any brain and other eye muscle damages/eye muscle disorders caused by permanent lack of certain nutrients and minerals etc or other irritations to that organ like dry eyes, sore eyes, bacteria infections etc, such a chronic eyelid-twitching sickness may likely be caused by certain disturbances and disorders that affect or weaken the functionality of the nerves around the eyes to bring about the desired movements of this organ based on the person's will. In this regard, the possible reasons of such chronic non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness may probably due to the causes as mentioned above which is experienced by a person over a considerably long period of time rather than just temporarily. Apart from that, other likely causes maybe be certain traumas, especially the emotional ones, allergy to or overdosage of certain medications that carry such side effects as muscle spasms, particularly photophobia in the case of non-stop eyelid-twitching symptom. In fact, I myself have also been suffering from such a sickness due to allergy and overdosage to such medications like Risperdal and other similar drugs (of which I have stopped taking and replaced with Seroquel so as not to further worsen the non-stop eyelid-twitching problem and to prevent a relapse of that sickness after I get healed). As such, I would very much like to share my own genuine personal experience with you over the course of my treatment of such a sickness and I hope that it will somehow be helpful to a certain extent especially to those who have been having the similar experience as mine and I would to emphasize that it again only is meant as a reference material to anyone reading it. For your information, I have been suffering from this sickness in the past few years whereby my eyelids also tend to twitch both continuously and uncontrollably without me being able to do anything to control the twitchings at all. As a result, my eyes would seem like blinking all the while to anyone who looks at me and I totally could not drive, look directly and persistently at the pc or tv screens and most of the times, I simply can’t read any books or newspaper properly. And I have sought lots of medical treatments and advices as well as apply various kinds of eyedrops, taking various types of vitamins, mineral pills as well as many types of anti-muscle spasm medications from lots of eye specialists, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists (who explain the medical theories mentioned above to me), ENT specialists and other general practitioners, and even have the MRI examinations taken to get my eyes cured , but these efforts turn out to be in vain as they fail to yield any positive results and my eyes still keep on blinking non-stop. Luckily, just about a year after I suffer from such a sickness, I come across an acupuncture expert who studied and observed closely about my problems and then administer a therapy needle on the part of the flesh at the back of the palm which is about 1.5 cm (applicable to the average grown adults only) vertically from the point of intersection (that would appear visibly when the fingers are closed loosely together ) between my thumb and my forefinger of my right hand (as per illustration attached below) to strengthen the weakened and sensitive nerves around my eyes. Kindly take note that this point is located at a much 'fleshy' instead of a much 'boney' area - perhaps you would need to briefly explore that part of your right hand at the same time to locate that point, and I hope you will understand that the hand structures of each person differ from one another. After that, he just ask me to press (using just mild force) onto the surface of that acupuncture point using such objects like toothpick /normal writing pen (which is out of ink of course) or anything with a blunt-pointed end for at least 2 hours a day and then consistently for about 2 months. Having done that persistently based on his order, my non-stop eyelid-twitching that makes my eyes blinking all the while just totally recover in time and I can drive, work with the pc screens, watch tv, movies and read as well as work like any other normal persons. Besides, actually before I decided to seek acupuncture treatment (as recommended by my friends) to deal with this sickness, I did accept the suggestion of a neurosurgeon to take Botox injections to deal with the problematic eyelid-muscles that caused all the non-stop twitchings. Next, the Botox injections, in fact did give positive results in the first place whereby my eyelids just didn't twitch that violently after being given the injections. However, upon knowing from the neurosurgeon that Botox injections was actually not an effective cure for this non-stop eyelid-twitching sickness, for the very reason that the medications would just serve to sort of 'half-paralyse' the eyelid muscles without being able to do anything curative to the problematic nerves around the non-stop twitching eye muscles, coupled with the fact that such Botox medications would tend to get immunized by the human body, it would just mean that larger and larger quantities of such medications would be required for each subsequent injection therapy (which last for 3-6 months each) in order to achieve the similar healing effect of the previous ones. Whilst the neurosurgeon mentioned to me also about a surgical treatment to effectively cure the non-stop eyelid-twitching, the operation, apart from being very costly, was also actually a very risky one as its failure may very well bring blindness to the persons being operated. At the same time, even such surgery were to turn out to be successful, it would also be unable to achieve 100% complete healing to anyone being operated in the sense that the eyelid-twitching conditions can never 'look perfectly normal' like the ones who were totally not troubled by such a sickness at all. So, I just eventually gave up the idea of getting a surgery to treat the sickness and chose acupuncture treatment instead to deal with my non-stop eyelid-twitching . For your further information, I have also come across quite a couple of people in my real life annoyed by such a non-stop eyelid-twitching problem of different causes and degrees of severity, and accordingly, I just recommend the method as mentioned above to them and within weeks, they just experience significant improvements to their conditions after applying this therapy, and after a few months , they just recover totally from this sickness. . http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2652/attachmentfilesn4.gif
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