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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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... : )