Twitching Of The Eyelid

Twitching of the eyelid is an eyelid spasm or eye muscle movement that cannot be controlled. It is also called blepharospasm, and it tends to happen more in the upper eyelid. The lid will move every few seconds for a minute or two.

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I am having eyelid twitching frequently. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing eyelid twitching and tingling intermittently for about six weeks. It mainly occurs on the left side, but sometimes it creeps over slightly to the right. I can also feel muscles around the bridge of my nose tensing at times. When I touch the areas that are tingl...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Juneja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. To guide you better, please answer the following: 1) Do you get twitchings in a particular group of muscles or the whole of the body? 2) Any thinning of limb muscles? 3) Any weakness in limb muscles? 4) Any problem chewing or s...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have twitching of both the eyelids?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old, my height is 6 feet and I weigh 200 pounds. Is it normal for both the eyelids to twitch? Bottom left eyelid and top right eyebrow twitch whenever I blink. It is worrisome. I drink caffeine but I am well rested. I had a negative brain CT scan done last month. I have n...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Even though the eyelid twitches are very commonly associated with stress and they usually go away on their own without any treatment, the involvement of both eyelids could also be an early sign of blepharospasm which requires treatment. If symptoms are getting worse...  Read Full »

My eyes twitch a lot. Can you help me with this?

Query: Hi doctor,My eyes twitch a lot. I started experiencing it last year. It lasted for a good three months and then subsided on its own. This year it has started again. It is very annoying and hampers work. I wear spectacles and got my vision tested a while back. So my power is correct. Can you please h...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you feel any kind of fatigue also along with the twitchings? Did it start last year after any kind of systemic illness like viral fever or any trauma? Any kind of treatment you take for any disease? Your symptoms may purely be due to weakness without any associat...  Read Full »

I had left lower eyelid twitching for one week, and now my whole body is twitching. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I noticed twitching in my left lower eyelid. It twitched for one week, and then I noticed my left calf was also twitching. Finally, all of a sudden, my whole body was twitching. I have had this issue for more than a month. I am worried about it. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern, and I would explain that there is nothing to worry about as long as there is no muscle wasting or weakness.In my opinion, your symptoms could be suggestive of benign fasciculation syndrome, probably caused by stress and insomnia. I recommend ch...  Read Full »

Are my headache and eye twitching related?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. My height is 5'9" and weight is 205 pounds. For the past 10 days, my right eye has been twitching non-stop. It is almost like a pulse where the bag of my eye is. When I blink really fast, it usually stops for about a minute and then starts again. My head started to hurt...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Eye twitching could be due to myokymia. It is benign, and the most common cause is stress. It usually resolves without treatment in a month. Your headache is not related to myokymia. Having said that, kindly consult a local ophthalmologist if it persists. For further i...  Read Full »

Is twitching a symptom of ALS?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old male and have noticed a twitch under my left eye. It has constantly been twitching for the past week. I do not have any muscle weakness in my hands and legs or any other symptoms. My question is, could this be a symptom of ALS (especially the kind that affects the uppe...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms are not suggestive of ALS as the location of the muscle twitching is very atypical of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), and you do not have any other symptoms like muscle or limb weaknes...  Read Full »

How to get rid of twitching eyelids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a reasonably healthy 39-year-old male with health anxiety. I will be the first to admit it, and I am trying to mitigate it. For a long time, whenever something happens to my body, I tend to think the worst. With that said, for about a month now, on and off my right lower eyelid has ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I carefully went through your question and would explain that this eyelid twitching is not a sign of any serious neurological disorder. As you mentioned, it could be related to anxiety, dehydration, caffeine intake or insomnia, or prolonged screentime. I would recommend...  Read Full »

Is persistent eye twitching a worrying concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have small fiber neuropathy (unknown cause), muscle weakness, and frequent muscle spasms. The only test that came back abnormal was the VGKC-AB test. My left eye has been continuously twitching nonstop for the past few days. It does not hurt but is driving...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I passed carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to vitamin D deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency. For this reason, I would recommend rechecking these vitamin levels. In the meantime, I would recommend taking Gabapent...  Read Full »

What causes right sided throbbing headache and twitching eyelid of the same side?

Query: Hello doctor, Over the past year, I have been experiencing a throbbing sensation on the back right of my head and my right eyelid is twitching. I take pictures and I see that over time I have developed very bad dark circles and it seems like my eyes are also sunken. I think I have hemifacial spasm...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the image you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). By your history and description, the possibility of migraine headache is more likely. But I want to know a few more things to confirm t...  Read Full »

I have eyelid twitchng with floaters. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been facing issues with my eyes and eyesight lately. In my left eye the lower eyelid twitches whenever I touch it or do some face movement. In my right eye I am facing pressure pain and seeing some new floaters. I feel like I am unable to focus my right eye, it is a very weird fee...  Read Full »

Dr. Arnab Pal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Twitching of eyes is generally not a serious condition and can occur if you are having difficulty sleeping at night or if you are having inadequate sleep or you are tensed about something. I suggest you to get good night's sleep everyday. Otherwise B12 and Refresh Te...  Read Full »

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