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eye twitch

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 4, 2006
  • 05:35 PM

anyone get twicthes in thier lower eye? If so, how did you get rid of it?

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  • I had and eye twitch in my lower lid for almost 2 weeks straight! I work at an eye clinic and the Dr. said it could be allergies, even though I didn't have any other symtoms. I tried a prescription allergy eye drop called Zaditor and my eye stopped twitching after 2 days of use. Hope this helps.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 15, 2006
    • 05:33 AM
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  • I have had the MOST IRRITATING eye twitch in my lower right lid for almost 3 weeks now, also. It is a fast and constant tick; VERY noticeable. It only occasionally goes away and never for long. It is much worse when nearing bedtime or when I'm upset or anxious. I, too, would be grateful to learn of possible causes. I have also had many other strange neurological symptoms lately: hand and forearm shaking/tremors, crawling skin sensations, and a brief (one-time, 30 hr. period) of urinary incontinence. Oh and also sometimes my fingertips are numb; weak hands/feet; occasional numbness/burning sensation in half of my right big toe. Any ideas?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 27, 2006
    • 11:18 PM
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  • Get yourself to a doctor, hopefully a neurologist. All of the symptoms you are describing are neurologic. They could be a sign of a serious problem. If you just have an eye twitch, that's one thing, but muscle weakness, tremors, numbness, and loss of bladder control, there could be something seriously wrong.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 30, 2006
    • 11:29 PM
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  • I am an optometrist and I hear this question a lot. You are describing a 'blepharospasm', which is an aberrant twitching of the muscle of the lid. It is usually associated with fatigue, stress or possibly eye strain (ie: if you need reading glasses and are straining to read without them). Usually it feels weird and is anoying but is not pathological. In some cases where it will not go away botox is used...in fact that is how botox was discovered to work cosmetically! Your 'twitch' should go away on its own...it rarely lasts more than a few weeks, and usually much less.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 2, 2006
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  • The field of medicine is so funny. "Blepharo" comes from the Greek word for eyelid. Blepharospasm = eyelid spasms. So you go to the doctor and say "I have a twitch in my eyelid," and they say, "yes, I can diagnose you, you have 'eyelid spasms'." And you're thinking, I just told you that......Don't confuse this with Benign Essential Blepharospasm, which is a type of dystonia, and usually affects both eyes, upper and lower lids. It usually begins with excessive blinking, rather than a twitch.http://www.blepharospasm.org/
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 4, 2006
    • 03:34 PM
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  • I have been having an eye twitch problem as well. It started about a year ago. My youngest daughter was the first to notice it. It started out that it only happend when I talked. When I would say words that had a 'P" or a "B" my left eye would twitch. It started getting more pronounced to happening when I would eat. The chewing motion would make my eye twitch. Now it happens almost constantly. Any change in the direction I hold my head or if I start talking makes it worse. When I first get up in the morning it is so bad that now the twitch has also progressed to the point that my upper left lip will twitch as well as the right side of my chin. I really don't have the money to go to a doctor and am hoping someone might know what this is and why it is progressing. Oh yeah I am not on any medications nor doI take any drugs.
    solitaire 1 Replies
    • November 8, 2006
    • 02:31 AM
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  • About three weeks ago the bottom of my left eye twitched only when I winked.I went to the eye doctor and was told it was nothing but stress and to much coffee.The next day it just went away.Two weeks later when I was tweezing my eye brows I noticed the corner of my eye just twiching on its own.The next evening the top of my left lip started to twitch.Nothong really noticeable unless you realy looked at it.I went to the doctor and he told me not to worry it is do to nerves and too much coffee.But I am still scared.This morning the lip actually stpped for about an hour.But then it started again.I am scared!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 8, 2006
    • 04:54 PM
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  • Hello everyone, okay...my eyelid first started twitching right after a car accident that hurt my neck and put my vertebrae out of alignment. It lasted for a couple of MONTHS! Then went away on its own. Now for the last 3 weeks I've had it again, but have missed my regular chiropractic appointment and hence my neck is out of alignment. My guess is that while, yes, stress and lack of sleep (i have not gotten enough sleep in the last 3 weeks) BUT ALSO stress in anyone tends to create muscle tension, especially the upper back and NECK...which pulls on the spine...which PUTS PRESSURE ON YOUR NERVE...which I'm pretty sure affects or at least contributes to EYE TWITCHING. I'm not a doctor though...it may be a combination of factors. It's definitely frustrating...you are not alone. I would suggest medicating yourself to sleep for a few days in a row, then if that fails, try a chiropractor or eye specialist. Just when I thought it was weird to sneeze and then have my eyelid spasm right after, it got worse. Now when I pull a sweater up over my head, it triggers a spasm. Geeeeezz!!!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 27, 2006
    • 07:00 PM
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  • I had eye twitching on and off (mostly on) for months some years ago. It turns out that for me it was a vitamin/mineral deficiency. I started taking calcium and a good multivitamin and it went away. I'd tried eye drops and that didn't work only taking vitamins and minerals worked.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 5, 2006
    • 07:22 PM
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  • My left lower eye lid has been twitching for about a week now. It's driving me crazy it gets worse when I bend over and when I'm talking. Haven't gone to the doctor yet. Should I go to a regular doctor or an eye doctor?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 20, 2006
    • 07:24 PM
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  • My left eye twitched quite severely for several months before I knew I had Lyme disease (borelliosis). Later I began having all kinds of weird neurological symptoms like numbness and tingling, muscle twitches, visual problems, headache, etc. I had to see 17 doctors before I got the proper diagnosis of Lyme disease. This was confirmed with a Western Blot blood test and an MRI of my brain. My eye twitching comes back when I get a disease flare up. But it is much improved since antibiotic treatment. If it doesn't get better I would seriously consider infection or inflammation of a nerve as the cause. My optometrist tried to write off my eye issues as benign and because I was misdiagnosed for many months I got brain damage from a severe brain infection untreated.
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    • December 25, 2006
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  • My lower right eyelid started twitching after I reduced my HRT by half. It twitched about every half hour for three weeks. I stopped caffeine completely but it continued.Then I read all the stuff about stress being a trigger, so I went back on my B-complex supplements and also took a good multivitamin. Ater three days of taking the vitamins the twiching went away. I am convinced it was not coincidental.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 23, 2007
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  • I have had the MOST IRRITATING eye twitch in my lower right lid for almost 3 weeks now, also. It is a fast and constant tick; VERY noticeable. It only occasionally goes away and never for long. It is much worse when nearing bedtime or when I'm upset or anxious. I, too, would be grateful to learn of possible causes. I have also had many other strange neurological symptoms lately: hand and forearm shaking/tremors, crawling skin sensations, and a brief (one-time, 30 hr. period) of urinary incontinence. Oh and also sometimes my fingertips are numb; weak hands/feet; occasional numbness/burning sensation in half of my right big toe. Any ideas?Definately get yourself to a Doctor. Non-trauma numbness in fingers is nearly always caused by nerve problems or circulation issues. A common cause is lack of B12 (which you may not be able to get from your diet), which is easily fixable with B12 jabs, but if you leave it too long, the problems could become permanent and a lot worse - constant sense of burning or cold, and dementia for instance. Don't hesitate.This happened to me recently and within a month of the first numbness in my fingers I could not remember anyone's name or follow a TV program. B12 fixed it though within a week (well 95%) ! :) Now all I have to do is get my doctor to work out why my B12 crashed...
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 5, 2007
    • 04:19 PM
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  • I have been experiencing a twicth under my right eye in my cheek for some time now maybe a couple of months. It really noticeable and i dont know what to do about it. Sometimes it happens in the left side of my face too but never in both at the same time. it does occur more when i am stressed and i have been feeling really down lately. i am aware of the twicthing some of the time and when it is bad it gives me headache. Anybody know what could be causing this and if theres anything which could help?:(
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 26, 2007
    • 11:20 PM
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  • This most likely is not blepharospasm; this is eyelid myokymia, which is a benign and common condition. Just see how many responses have been made here; many people have it to some degree. Stress, excess caffeine, inadequate sleep, etc can make the problem more frequent, but sometimes it happens for no good reason. Most people need no treatment for this nuisance symptom. Eyelid myokymia is not usually a symptom of anything serious.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 27, 2007
    • 02:36 AM
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  • i've been having an eye twitch for some time and it's driving me nuts and any1 try 2 help me
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  • I had eye twitching once that was a side-effect of a medication I was taking.
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  • hello there.i dont have my eyelid twitching right now, but what i've been having is a strong chin twiching. its vesible, like a little "hole" in my chin. what does it mean??? is it neurological? should i go to a doctor?
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  • Hello everyoneI've had dry eye and twitching for about 10 months now I do suffer from arthritis can arthritis cause the dry and twitching of the eye? I also get very sensitive to light it gets worst at night when I'm watching telivision or when I'm behind the computer Please respond A. S. A. P. I do wear glasses for reading and the twitching decreases when I wear my glasses, What could it be? Any suggestions. I hope its not serious.
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  • I recently have had my eye twitching (lower left under eye mostly) become more frequent lately. It seems to happen always after sneezing. I dont recall it happening as much when I was exercising semi regular and eating better. Lately I have been eating all the crap I want and lots of milk and dairy. I think there is a connection, could it be food allergies?
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