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Old 11-22-2003, 03:59 AM   #1
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Muscle Jumping on side of face?

Hi,

From yesterday, the left side of my face has been 'jumping' or twitching (like muscle contracting and relieving) throughout the day. The twitching rate varies. Does anyone know what's happening to me?

Thanks in advance.

/dReameR_

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Old 11-22-2003, 11:56 AM   #2
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Re: Muscle Jumping on side of face?

Hi dReameR-

Most of the time, if not accompanied by other symptoms, these twitches are totally benign (not caused by disease or disorders)
They often affect the eyelids, calf, or thumb but can also affect any part of the body.
They are quite common, often triggered by stress or anxiety.
Also dehydration.
Fatigue
A diet deficiency
Sometimes due to a drug side effect (such as diuretics, corticosteroids and estrogens)

Very annoying but give it a couple of days and it should disappear as quickly as it arrived.

Sometimes if you apply ice (wrapped in a wash-cloth) for a few minutes (no more than 5) a few times during the day, it helps quiet the over-excited muscle fibers. or you could rub an ice-cube directly on the area for about 20-30 seconds...also a few times during the day.

zuzu xx

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