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Everytime I sneeze, my left eye blinks for a while afterwards. Is this something that I should be alarmed about? Does it happen to anyone else?
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replied February 2nd, 2009
Sneezing/Eye Twitch
My right eye twitches after I sneeze and it is very annoying. What is up with that? Is it something I should be concerned with? Anyone?
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replied March 1st, 2009
Experienced User
My Healing Experience From The Like-Eye-blinking Sickness
My Healing Experience From The Like-Eye-blinking Sickness




From what you have mentioned about the serious conditions of your eye-blinking sickness, I would very much want to tell you that I have suffered from the similar symptoms (eye-blinking of countless times in a split second - I have suffered from it for about one year and then I finally get it totally cured through acupuncture therapy a few years back having sought other numerous but futile treatments from the other medical specialists / personnel) due to the neurological muscle spasms side effects of dopamine-disturbing medications of certain antipsychotics meant for the treatment of certain mental disorders.



Hence, I would like to share with you my healing experience from such an annoying sickness and I hope that you will somehow draw some useful reference from the information given.



In this regard, out of the articles giving details about my healing experience from such a chronic eye-blinking sickness, please look for the one entitled ' A New Version For The Self-administered Acupuncture Cure For Non-stop Persistent Eyelid-twitching' from the weblink :


http://ehealthforum.com/health/topic121270 _20.html

of this website.



Lastly, I hope that you will in turn get benefited from the information provided. Thank you.
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replied May 16th, 2009
Sneezing and Eye Twitch
I had this happen to me for the first time about 2 weeks ago. My right eyelid would start twitching and it was really annoying.

I had a glass of water straight away (whenever I get any sudden ailment or pain I always have a glass of water) and the twitch stopped immediately.

I know this isn't co-incidence because it's happened about 5 times now and each time a glass of water fixes the problem.

Try it and please report back if this works for you as well.
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replied May 16th, 2009
Experienced User
Well
It's actually called Blepharospasm which is a symptom of involuntary and uncontrollable
movements in the muscles around a person's eyes which in turn make them appear like
'blinking non-stop' to other people.



In certain cases, this may be caused by myasthenia (muscular weakness) in the eyes
organ as a result of stresses, overstraining of the eyes, lacks of sleeps, the serious lacks of certain nutrients / minerals to support the normal functionings / movements of your eyelid
muscles etc.



Next, in the case whereby no stress, any kinds of infections, overstraining of the eyes etc are involved whilst the eyelids and the entire organs just look superficially normal and ok, and at the same time, the eyelid-twitching / eye-blinking just get 'unexplainedly' from bad to worse
from time to time, such medical scenarios could actually be caused by other neuromuscular disorders which are much more complicated.



And in terms of such neuromuscular disorders, they may arise as a neurological / Tardive
Dyskinesia side effect of certain medications, especially the powerful mind-altering tranquilizers of antipsychotics / neuroleptics, particularly when such medications are over-relied on to the point of sheer abuse.



In such a connection, please consider the followings : -



"Chlorpromazine side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty
breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop taking chlorpromazine and call your
doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:


twitching or uncontrollable movements of your eyes, lips, tongue, face, arms, or
legs;"
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replied September 4th, 2009
sneeze followed by eyelid spasm or twitch
I have the same thing...it's been happening for days now. Sometimes just the eyelid spasm alone but alot of times it's a sneeze followed by the eyelid twitch. I think some of these posts are not related to us...because my eyelid twitch is not noticeable to anyone; you can't see it unless you are studying my eye up close. I do not look like a chronic blinker. I think maybe it is a number of things, maybe dehydration does cause the eyelid spasm. It is very strange when the sneeze and eyelid...almost like they are doing their own little performance. it's crazy and annoying!! i really don't like it at all and hope it stops.
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replied November 25th, 2009
Me too - it's totally weird - I sneeze and my upper eyelid has a little twitching fit that stops when I touch it!
Same as you Healthgirl - no one else would be able to see it - but it feels weird!!
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replied February 25th, 2010
Eye spasms when yawning or sneezing
Thanks for all your input. My spasms just started a few weeks ago and both my eyes go into spasms when I either yawn or sneeze. I have to blink a few times to get them to stop. I've always drank coffee, tea and never had this happen to me. Before I go into my doctor's office, I thought I'd ask if anyone else has had this happen and what they did to cure it.
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replied February 28th, 2010
Eye Twitching!
Hi I have been having twitching in my right eye for several weeks now - quite annoying! It happens when I sneeze or move quickly etc. I will rub it or put cold water on it and it stops. I have experienced eye twitches before but not as often as these lately! I am in my 40's and experiencing trouble sleeping I wonder too if I have damaged some nerves because i do sleep on my right side and my hand seems to end up in my face or eyes - when i awake I have an imprint! Could this be possible? My eye doctor told me I have healthly eyes! Crazy but it is annoying!
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replied May 16th, 2010
Eye twitching!
Hello My right eye has been twitching regularly now for months mostly in the morning when I wake up! I am wondering if it is related to my hand pressing against my eye while I sleep. I wake up every morning with a handprint on the right side ofmy face. I eat bananas regularly so it can not be a defiency. My eye doctor and medical doctor tell me everything is healthly. Rubbing my eye makes it stop but really it is everyday!!!
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replied June 1st, 2010
Sneezing related problems
Recently one morning I was getting ready for work and I had a sneezing fit I must have sneezed about 6 times big strong sneezes,on the last sneeze I felt something give under my right eye ,now 3 weeks later my eye still feels weak and sore and weeps quite often I have read about the dangers of sneezing and think I might have damaged my sinus or tear duct ,im wondering has anyone else had a similar thing happen to them?
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replied June 18th, 2010
Eye-twitching is caused by too many conditions to name. Stress, caffeine, etc. It's too general a symptom to give you any conclusive answers. At any rate, eye-twitching alone won't make you go blind.
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replied July 13th, 2010
I too have twitching after I sneeze. It all started about 3 months ago with my lower lid twitching for a day at time. Now, my left eye twitches like crazy when I sneeze. The only thing I have found that stops it for a while is going to my chiropractor. He days that if the top vertebra in your neck is putting pressure on the nerve it will cause that. Now, I also started having this about the same time I found out I had Hashimotos Hypothyroidism. I know that it makes your muscles very weak and I think I has affected my eye muscles, because I now were glasses too, when I never had to before. I do know that caffine can cause eye twitching too but I think it is being caused by something else since I've always drank coffee. Maybe it's related to a sinus problem? I'm not sure, try seeing a chiropractor.
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replied March 28th, 2011
Left eyelid twitching
So I'm not the only one! It's been happening in my left eye. At first I tried not to worry about it but it happens EVERY time so I googled it and wound up here. I just hope it goes away. I started taking a multi-vitamin daily and will make sure to drink more water. I am taking medication called Toprol XL (the generic version) for irregular heartbeat and maybe it's a side effect of that. The medication helps with the cardiac issues though so I don't want to stop it. I recently had blood tests and all is normal and no thyroid problems. It's just really annoying, as you all know!
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replied May 11th, 2011
Eye twitching
I too have Hashimoto's Disease. I was diagnosed in 2002 and had RAI to radiate my thyroid because I presented as hyper not hypo. Now, this many years later, my eyes have been twitching for over a year now. I take Armour thyroid hormone. My doctor found out that my Niacin B3 was low. So I started taking nicotinamide and the twitching has lessened. Now it's usually just when I sneeze or am tired. Hope this helps.
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replied July 29th, 2011
Nerve problem?
My eye started twitching two months ago. It's now turned into BOTH eyes twitching uncontrollably, off and on. Prior to the eye twitching, I started experiencing Vertigo. I've also had a pulsing in my left ear for over a year. I think all of my symptoms have to do with this ball of muscle that's been at the top of my neck next to my spine. Maybe it's pushing on a nerve of some sort?? Sneezing makes my eye twitching worse also. HELP! Someone mentioned a chiropractor...maybe that would be helpful for all of my issues?
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replied September 5th, 2011
Hello! I've had the exact same problem for about a month now! An annoying twitching on my upper left eye-lid right after I wake up, sneeze, or yawn! It started on my left one, then for a while my right and left one twitched alternatingly, now the right one is of but the left keeps twitching. It stops when I put my hand on it for a while. FYI, I do not use any medication, I get proper sleep, and I guess I feed myself well. I am normally a very stressed-out person (although the twitching started when I got rid of some major stress factors in my life and currently I am doing better), and my body muscles are weak in general. I also have a forwarded neck (like here: http://www.postureclinic.ca/content.php?cm s_id=3) and a C-type neck bone where it should be an S-type, so the comment above about some nerves being pressed causing this twitching made sense to me.
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replied September 14th, 2011
Going on a year!
Mine started about a year ago. It happens when I sneeze, it happens when I wash my face or put eye makeup on (touching my eyelid or my face around it makes it twitch). Some days it seems to twitch non-stop and others it barely happens. Some days it is twitching when I wake up and when I'm falling asleep. It is making me very frustrated.
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replied December 1st, 2011
Hello again. An update about my condition: It's been about 4 months now that my eyelids started twitching. For a while recently, it had stopped and I was very happy! But now it's worse: my left eyelids twitches randomly now, not only when I sneeze or yawn anymore Sad. Besides, occasionally my upper lip twitches, as well as my random muscles in all of my body. Also, I have a weird numbness on the left side of my face. I am planning to see a doctor this time soon. So, anybody who got rid of their twitches????
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replied July 2nd, 2012
My experience and resolution
Sparkleton, I came across your description of your symptoms and thought I would share my experience. In 2004 after returning from Iraq, I began experiencing slight tremors in my left eyelids and, in eight years time, progressively worsened to chronic and intense spasms on the left side of my face, neck, and upper torso. My spasming was isolated to the left side only. I was fortunate that mine had no associated pain with the spasms as many others have. I had many doctors ponder my problems with no success and was told for a while I need to learn to live with the problem. After studying many articles, I finally found what I might have had...hemifacial spasms (trigeminal neuralgia). I found a neurosurgeon (Dr. Melvin Field) in Orlando, FL who immediately recognized what I had and within two months I was cured. I'm not saying that is or could be what you are experiencing, but may be worth investigating to either confirm or rule out. I tell you this, because I suffered for eight years with no idea what I had and don't wish for anyone else ever to suffer as I did. I hope this helps.
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replied July 3rd, 2012
Hey, thanks! Glad that you're cured. (By the way, I guess you haven't seen the second page of this topic.)
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