Re: Muscle Jumping on side of face?
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.
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.
Last edited by zuzu8; 11-22-2003 at 12:10 PM.
Reason: edited to remove original poster's quote