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Neurological or Stress based? - January 16th 2011, 04:23 AM

I've developed this strange tic in which I feel the need to squint/scrunch up my right eye quite frequenty, it is sometimes my left but primarily the right. It feels as though my face is tightening and I need to contort my face to stop it from doing so, sometimes I also need stretch open my mouth, snarl or move my jaw to the right while squinting.

I've developed this quite recently but I have had similar problems when I was younger, once going through a phase when I used to pout my lips and move them around (if you understand what I mean).

I've also always had whole body twitches and very unsteady hands- they constantly twitch or tremble.

Any ideas? Would it be a good idea to see a doctor or let things pass?


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Re: Neurological or Stress based? - January 16th 2011, 05:10 AM

It never hurts to ask a Doctor (or other health care professional) about something like this. I think due to your previous history it's worth getting checked. Regardless of whether it's serious or not, ticks in general will occur more frequently when stressed. Obviously it's an issue that can bug you and it's easy to get worked up but it's best to try not to stress out about the actual tick(s) if at all possible. It's hard to say much more without more info, but either way a doctor would be much more helpful regarding this with more detailed information about your health on hand.


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Re: Neurological or Stress based? - January 17th 2011, 07:19 AM

Some of these may be side-effects of certain medications if you're taking any. I'd first turn to a neurological view because it can be tested for seizure disorders fairly easily: EEG (possibly sleep-deprived), CAT, MRI and put on phenytoin sodium or other anti-seizure medications to see before-and-after effects. You may also want to get your blood and urine tested to make sure there's no kidney dysfunction or molecular imbalances.

Simple answer, I'd turn to a medical examination first because the symptoms are sounding quite severe and getting worse.

In addition to what you experience, do you also feel very tired and sluggish?


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Re: Neurological or Stress based? - January 17th 2011, 09:00 AM

Well-it actually sounds like you need glasses! Your eyes are straining , hence the tightness, do you already have glasses? You could need a new prescription. But talk your GP , better to be safe than sorry
   
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Re: Neurological or Stress based? - January 18th 2011, 05:51 AM

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Well-it actually sounds like you need glasses! Your eyes are straining , hence the tightness, do you already have glasses? You could need a new prescription. But talk your GP , better to be safe than sorry
Since when do glasses resolve full-body twitches?


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