Eye Twitching (Blepharospasm)

Submitted by colourbleu on Fri, 2006-03-31 14:28
Hi all; This is not for myself. A 12 year old girl, otherwise healthy, has recently been suffering with persistant twitching of one eye, slightly on the other too, happens more when tired. I had a quick look on the net, most of the standard patter, suggests to me at least that the official line is one of ignorance as to the underlining cause of this affliction. Given all the experience here I just though it worth mentioning it? If anyone has any suggestions at all, do please drop me a line. For myself, I continue to expeirence relief and a constant inprovment. I am Still taking Lamisil and Fungizone. I highly recommend these. Hope everyone is having some little successes too. All the best Bleu
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When I started the nac that was a new symptom both eyes more the left . I had never had this symptom before. It passed in about 2 weeks. I don't know if this helps or not but good luck.

200mg doxy daily, 500 zithromax mwf,flagyl 1000 m-fri.rifampin 2x daily,chloestryramine 2x daily

Colorbleu what are you taking the Lamasil and Fungizone for?  Are you taking antibiotics.  When you say continue ipmrovement is this for CFS.  Can you give more details please?

 This twitching of the eye and other areas is mentioned a lot in CFS and FMS literature. Theres some things I have read about oxygen deprivation to the area but Im not sure that is all there is too it. Some think it stress but again I dont think thats all there is to it.

  I have it happen to my eye, in my arm, on my chest.

  Could for sure be some vitamin or mineral deficiency since many of those cause muscle spasms. Seems to me I havent had it in my eye since I started b12 injections. I did have my arm doing it just yesterday.

 Might get the b12 checked anything under 540 (lab low is much lower and you will be told its normal) the specialists are treating with injections or oral sublingual.

CAP- zithro, flagyl, plaquenil - CPN +, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, b12 deficiency

I realise this is an old post, came across it whilst searching for eye twitches.

From all the tests I've had over the past 6 months, I'd recommend anyone with continuing twitches to go see an optician and ask for a full Medical Eye Test,not the standard vision test.

From personal experience these twitches could be due to tiredness or stress but it could also be something more serious such as Nystagmus. Don't hang around, get it checked.

Berkshire, UK. Diagnosed RRMS Feb 4th 2008.

NAC 2400mg. All supplements. Doxy 200mg. Zith 250mg M/W/F.
No GP/Neuro support. Self medicating with help from David Wheldon.
Started CAP 20th April 2008.

Berkshire, UK. Diagnosed RRMS Feb 4th 2008.

NAC 2400mg. All supps. Doxy 200mg. Zith 250mg. Metro 400mg.
No GP/Neuro support. Self medicating with help from David Wheldon.
Started CAP 20th April

Old posts are good posts, too, Andesine. Come to think of it, I experienced eye twitching about six months before the MS diagnosis in 2005. It only happened when I was tired or very stressed. Of course, we all know what came behind it - optic neuritis in that same eye. To be honest, though, the eye doctor would never have determined the cause. Once the optic neuritis hit, he said MS within minutes of my walking into the office. (I've since returned the favor and educated him on chlamydia pneumoniae.)

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

The reason I say go see an Optician is I had the twitch but under tests developed Double Vision and "pulsing" in my right eye. By pulsing I mean you could see my eyeball beating. I asked for a full medical eye exam and he put me through the wringer. At the end of it he told me my eyes were fine but he was very worried there was something more serious going on. He got straight on the phone to my GP and told him to send me to a Neurologist within the next week.

Prior to that I'd been diagnosed with Vertigo.

I think it needs to be a good optician though, not one of these chains that do cheap glasses where you get a 5 minute test. I went to an independent guy and the tests took almost 2 hours, with various different machines, eye drops for pupil dilation etc.

I must talk to him about Cpn.

Berkshire, UK. Diagnosed RRMS Feb 4th 2008.

NAC 2400mg. All supplements. Doxy 200mg. Zith 250mg M/W/F.
No GP/Neuro support. Self medicating with help from David Wheldon.
Started CAP 20th April 2008.

Berkshire, UK. Diagnosed RRMS Feb 4th 2008.

NAC 2400mg. All supps. Doxy 200mg. Zith 250mg. Metro 400mg.
No GP/Neuro support. Self medicating with help from David Wheldon.
Started CAP 20th April

I agree; talk to him about cpn. Mine is one of the top three in Chicago and I was fortunate to get in on a couple hours' notice as a personal favor to the guy who makes my glasses. He was very dismissive of cpn when I first told him. I'm sure he thought I was hysterically grasping at straws, having been so newly diagnosed with MS. By the time I left, though, he asked for the website info and made a point of making sure he had the stuff I'd printed out for him. I think he (and my regular eye doctor) are prime candidates for cpn enlightenment, as they so often come in contact with newly diagnosed MS patients. Both of them were my first inkling of MS due to the vision loss and optic neuritis and both gave me the thumbnail sketch of 'what to expect with MS'. Now, just think if both of them forevermore tell their suspected MS cases "and you can go to this website and it will educate you on how to kill off this pesky disease". What a sea-change in thinking THAT would be!

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi