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Muscle tics in the eyes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor, I have been having this issue with my eyelids twiching uncontrollably. I believe it may be a lack of sleep. Last night I did manage to get some decent sleep; but it continues to twitch and its a fairly annoying affliction. Anything I could do to get over it; I cant take a vacation for at least a month with the work load.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Morning. Its my first time here.
Doctor :   May I know your age?
Doctor :   Have you had similar symptoms in the past?
User :   I am 54 going to be 55 in March
Doctor :   Since how long has this been happening?
User :   Some time ago but it kind of went away on its own. Lasted for about 2-3 days
User :   For about a week now.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   Sure pls go ahead.
Doctor :   You are experiencing a muscle tics.
Doctor :   This is a comletely harmless condition.
User :   Is that because of some electrolyte imbalance?
User :   Because its quite annoying.
Doctor :   Most often the cause for such symptoms is not known.
Doctor :   Yes electrolyte imbalance, stress, lack of sleep can be a precipitating factors.
Doctor :   Such conditions do not need any treatment,
User :   Oh I see. But there would be something I could do to get some relief.
Doctor :   however persistent conditions are treated with drugs - anticonvulsants group of medication.
User :   OK.
User :   I would prefer not to take such serious medication.
Doctor :   Since your symptoms are not persistent,
Doctor :   I do not suggest the use of these medications
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