A job interview or first date is a really inconvenient time for your left eyelid to flutter without your permission. Yet there it goes. Fatigue, sleep deprivation, stress, eye strain, too much coffee or alcohol and also certain stimulants like those in some decongestants can all contribute to eyelid twitches and other facial twitches, too. Your best bet at resolving a facial twitch is a good dose of … patience.
Hemifacial spasm HFS is an involuntary twitching or contraction of the facial muscles on one side of the face. Medication, surgery, and Botox injections are treatment options to stop the spasms and relieve the discomfort. Each treatment offers benefits, but each has limitations. You and your doctor should determine which treatment is best. Hemifacial spasm also called tic convulsif is an involuntary twitching of the facial muscles on one side of the face. The facial muscles are controlled by the facial nerve seventh VII cranial nerve , which originates at the brainstem and exits the skull below the ear where it separates into five main branches Fig. The facial nerve is primarily a motor nerve, meaning it controls muscles that move the eyebrows, close the eyes, and move the mouth and lips.
Multiple Sclerosis Presenting with Facial Twitching (Myokymia and Hemifacial Spasms)
Fasciculations are visible, fine and fast, sometimes vermicular contractions of fine muscle fibers that occur spontaneously and intermittently. Undoubtedly, most fasciculations have a distal origin in the motor nerve both in normal subjects and in patients with motor neuron disease. Most of them spread to other dendritic spines often producing an antidromic impulse in the main axon.
Multiple sclerosis MS is a chronic inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. The etiology is insufficiently understood. Autoimmune, genetic, viral, and environmental factors have been hypothesized. MS is twice as common in women as in men between the ages of 20 and 50 years. There is no known cure for MS.