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Eyebrow-area muscle twitching - several months

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  • Posted By: doglover
  • November 9, 2006
  • 02:32 AM

My husband has been complaining on and off for several months that the muscle right underneath his right eyebrow has been been twitching. It lasts maybe 10-15 minutes and happens several times a day. It is really getting bothersome to him. Someone suggested "botoxing" it to make it stop, but could there be something seriously wrong?

He does take a multivitamin daily, so we don't think it could be related to a vitamin deficiency.

Does anyone have any experience with this?

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  • I experienced tghe same thing and the doctor sadi it was just stress and it would go away on its own and it did but not right away. It took about a month.
    shizzy1229 7 Replies
    • November 9, 2006
    • 02:52 AM
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  • my doctor told me the same thing that twitching was the bodys way of releaving stress.. i really dont see how it releaves it tho it stresses me out more with an anoying twitch.
    missy_13_84 5 Replies
    • December 23, 2006
    • 08:11 AM
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  • Twitching in the vicinity of the eye, especially the eyelid can be debilitating on your concentration. It is a disease caused Blepharospasm. I suffered with it on my left eye. I eventually went to a Neurologist who specialized in movement disorders and was treated with Botox injections around the twitching area and other parts of my face. After experimenting with location and dosage strength, the Dr found the right combination and the twitch would disappear for 12 months or more. I concluded the problem was also stress related. My last series of botox injections was over 3 years ago and I still have no twitch ...... I did retire and alleviate the stress factor in my lifestyle which probably also helped.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 11, 2007
    • 00:15 AM
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  • Muscle spasms can also be caused by lack of electrolytes; gatorade, lemonade, OJ and keeping hydrated may help. Too much water isn't good -- is it possible to take in too many liquids and put your health at risk, but it could be you need to drink a glass of water, and make sure you are getting enough liquids, especially if you are in a dry climate, under stress, or working out a lot. Caffeine can dehydrate the body, so watch for that as well, maybe lay off the caffeine and diet coke.
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