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On and off eye twitching, had twitching in temple area, facial numbness, anxiety. Is it serious?

I have had eye twitches on and off for about 3 weeks.... Previous to that I have had twitches in my temple area. For the past week I have had facial numbness/ tingling . It is driving me crazy. I have been diagnosed with gen. anxiety ... I have had numbness in my lower face with that before... But this is different.... Could it be serious???
Asked On : Sun, 13 May 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Dear Smuhlenkamp,

Twitches of the eyes and facial area can be there due to multiple factors , the prominent amongest them being -

1. post hereps attack
2. any growth pressing on the nerve to the face and eye muscles (trigeminal nerve)
3. as part of the anxiety disorder,
4. from no cause what so ever - idiopatic.

you need to consult a good neuro physician who would be able to examine you in detail and help ameliorate the problem

get well soon
Answered: Sun, 13 May 2012
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