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Twitching feeling below left eye and now above left ear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hu
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
User :   I have a twitching feeling above my left ear
User :   it was below my left eye before
Doctor :   ok. since when do you have this symptom?
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   It was there a month back, I did consult a eye specialist from the eye care
Doctor :   do you have any other symptom associated?
User :   oppedhe gave me a drops and it st
User :   no
User :   its the twitching feeling
User :   I wear contact lens
User :   its just above the left ear now
Doctor :   ok. does it occur every day? if yes when is it worse? does it stay during the entire day?
User :   it happens everyday, may be @ a gap of 10 mins
User :   continues through out the day and nioght
Doctor :   ok. have you had the eye muscles tested
User :   nops
Doctor :   do you work a sedentary job? does your work involve computer use?
User :   Day before yesterday I met a general physician
User :   yes, I use computer for atleast 10hrs a day
User :   She gave me vitamin tablets , 2 times a day
Doctor :   ok. do you wear antiglare glasses? is your computer screen with antiglare?
User :   nops
Doctor :   do you take regular breaks for your eyes?
User :   absolutely yes
User :   I take frequent breaks
Doctor :   looking constantly at one object for long time without proper breaks can result in eye mucsle fatigue and this can lead to twitching
User :   hmmm, but I take frequent breaks
Doctor :   ok, how frequently do you take breaks
Doctor :   recommended breaks for eyes are every 20-30 minutes
Doctor :   you will need to do eye muscle exercises to strengthen the muscles and get the twitching resolved, along with a good sleep of about 7-8 hours.
Doctor :   visit this link to learn the exercises:
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User :   okie
User :   So, nothing to worry I guess
Doctor :   do this one more exercise to soothe them
User :   okie
Doctor :   it will also help in stopping the twitching
Doctor :   Sit comfortably, resting your elbows on a stack of cushions/table high enough to bring your palms to your eyes without stooping forward or looking upwards.
Doctor :   close your eyes and cover them with your cupped palms to exclude the light, and avoid pressure on the sockets
User :   okie
Doctor :   Breathe in slowly and evenly, relaxing and imagining deep blackness everytime you breathe. Begin by doing this for 10 minutes, two or three times a day, you will see improvement.
Doctor :   now, after this massage the temple area with gentle pressure, come down slowly towards the area above the ears
Doctor :   and go behind the ears doing the same massage action with gentle but firm circular movements with tips of your thumb or fingers
User :   okie
Doctor :   it will relax the muscles and also help in circulation
Doctor :   try these for 10 minutes 2-3 times a day daily
Doctor :   have you followed what I said?
User :   okie, Should I continue with that vitamin tablets
Doctor :   continue the vitamin supplements prescribed to you
User :   okie Doctor
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   will do these 2 exercises & get back to you
Doctor :   also use antiglare monitor screen
User :   no, thanks a lot for your help
Doctor :   or use antiglare specs when using computer
User :   will do that
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   thanks doctor
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