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1830047 tn?1321667793

Increasing eye spasms/twitches

Any thoughts on seeming spread of spasms around one eye for at least three weeks?  Spasms/twitches are in at least four diff spots around right eye and vary in intensity.  Blood work is norm.  

(Also having spasms/vibrating in right side of face & lips, and left side of tongue as mentioned in another post.)

Thanks!
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1453990 tn?1329231426
Spasms in the muscles around the eye (blepharospasm) are pretty common in MS and other neurologic diseases/injuries.  I seem to remember reading some place that many of these blepharospasm are thought arise from a dysfunction in the basal ganglia.  

Bob
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1218873 tn?1300091216
Hi I have Blespharospam around my right eye. I have been told it is to do witha malfunction in the basal Ganglia as Bob has stated. It is considered to be a form of dystonia.

I have had it constantly for about 20 months although there have been a number of different feeling witth in that time including cold patches around the nose, constant pulling sensation, I have a problem maintaining a constant eye say while driving or watching television, and feel like I have a lump on my head. It sometimes affects my tongue and lips but this comes and goes. 11 months ago I started to have botulium injections every 8 weeks around the eye, with some success.

Ishould meantion I'm not Dx with MS, but t the neurologist agrees my problems are neurological. I have also been Dx with dystonia in my foot and arm. Which apparently is unsual to have it in more than one place.

I hope this info is useful.
Twist
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1830047 tn?1321667793
Thanks for the info.  I just looked at dystonia on u-tube and don't have anything that dramatic.  I hope it doesn't get to that point.

Something with the spasms with mouth is that the other day I had trouble when smiling.  Mouth would trember at corner(s - can't remember if left also) when starting and stopping smile...
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1453990 tn?1329231426
There is motor dystonia, and then there are "focal dystonias", like writer's cramp, curling toes and blepharospasm.  They are very different degrees of a similar problem.  Blepharospasm can be a simple as a fluttering eyelid and is still a focal dystonia.

Bob
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1830047 tn?1321667793
Good to know.  Thanks for all your informative posts.  I should be seeing neuro in next month or two about falling issue.  I hope I remember the new spasms in face and legs.

Have a great weekend.
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1830047 tn?1321667793
I just remembered a time when every time I smiled my right eye would close most of the way - like I was winking.  It may be completely unrelated but maybe the flutters will change (back) into the "wink".  It was a big hit at the time... : )
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