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Old 10-31-2013, 04:36 PM
 
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I'm at my wit's end. I feel generally unwell. I have this pounding pain on my right eye. Seen eye docs, neurologists, internist but no avail.

On top of that, my face has this involuntary twitching. Facial muscles feel painful. Neurologists (2 of them ) say MRI scans are clean. Its not TMG either, that was ruled out.

What causes one's face to twitch involuntarily frequently? And whats with the electric spasms?

My doctor prescribed Neurobiotin, its supposed to calm the nerves but I stopped taking it as I found it made the sensitivity worse.

I find once I stopped with Cymbalta meds twitching got worse!

UHH! And the pain makes me drink

To clarify: Twitching is not painful just unpleasant & I am afraid what people who see it might think of me. Pain on eye is unberable though. Eye doctor thought its eye dryness, tried a spray you spray over your eye, drops etc to no avail
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:20 PM
 
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Twitching can be a symptom of stress - I get strong eyelid twitching when I'm under a lot of stress.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:40 PM
 
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In addition to stress, involuntary facial twitching can be a sign of fatigue. When it happens to me, I get a few good night's sleep via taking Nyquill and it goes away.

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can cause muscle spasms and cramps anywhere on the body.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:03 PM
 
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Where's the popcorn?
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:49 PM
 
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Where's the popcorn?
There's some on my stove. Really. My husband made it tonight. You're welcome to have some.
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:55 AM
 
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I can totally relate to your pain. I get muscle twitches all over my body sporadically; I get eye pain as well. They are part of the symptoms of my severe sleep disorder which Iíve been suffering for more than 10 years now. My EEG was fine and my ophthalmologist too thought my eye pain was caused by eye dryness. I still have no cure for my illness after all these years. Sleep deprivation has become an old enemy of mine which I must learn to live with on daily basis. I need medical help but donít know where to go anymore. Iím just praying for divine intervention at this point.....

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Old 11-01-2013, 08:18 AM
 
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I get a twitch on my eyelids, and my neurologist gave it a name. I can't remember what it was. He did tell me to cut down on caffeine.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:57 AM
 
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Try some magnesium. This will calm a LOT of people's symptoms here. I too, used to get a lot of twitching, electrical spasms, calf cramps etc. I started taking powder form magnesium citrate, and after a few months everything has improved 100%. Maybe there are other things you might need, but this is a start. You may have a severe electrolyte imbalance in the body.

I will also add that I have been getting acupuncture for a few months now which has helped me IMMENSELY with various health conditions.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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Try some magnesium. This will calm a LOT of people's symptoms here. I too, used to get a lot of twitching, electrical spasms, calf cramps etc. I started taking powder form magnesium citrate, and after a few months everything has improved 100%. Maybe there are other things you might need, but this is a start. You may have a severe electrolyte imbalance in the body.

I will also add that I have been getting acupuncture for a few months now which has helped me IMMENSELY with various health conditions.
Completely agree with the magnesium recommendation!

Low levels of magnesium can lead to muscle contraction and muscle cramps.

It is estimated that about 50% of Americans don't get enough magnesium. And it is beneficial in so many ways from helping form ATP (which gives us more energy) to preventing heart disease and lowering blood pressure, in addition to helping regulate the colon and bowels.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:36 PM
 
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Quote:What disease causes involuntary twiching and electric spasms?

OP it's not a disease, it's a muscle disorder...read all about it here:
Tic Disorders (Motor Tics) and Twitches
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