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Twitching in eyelids, fluttering sensation on forehead. What's the reason and possible cure?

for the last 2 months, I have twitching in both eyelids, mainly the right eyelid, both lower and upper eyelids. Recently I have started to experience a fluttering sensation on my forehead above the right eye, kind of like something landing on my forehead.
I thought it might be stress but it's going on for some time now
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Twitching of the eyes can be due to a various causes:
- Eye strain
- Stress
- Elecrolyte imbalance
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Medication or substance-induced
- Rarely, due to neurological problems

Since you have been experiencing these symptoms continuously since the last 2 months, I would advise you to see a doctor for a detailed evaluation. If you feel that you may be under stress, I would advise you to try relaxation exercises like deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, yoga, meditation, etc. Eat a healthy, balanced diet, dring plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol, smoking, caffeine or any unecessary medication.
Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist Dr. Gourav Monga's  Response
Welcome to health care magic
I can understand your situation. I appreciate your effort to seek online support.

As per your details, you are possibly having underlying anxiety disorder. However, visit to an ophthalmologist is advised first to rule out any ocular disease. After everything comes out to be normal, consult a psychiatrist for detailed evaluation. Following treatment strategies would be helpful-

1) Antidepressants like SSRIs (escitalopram, sertarline, paroxetine etc)
2) Antianxiety agents like clonazepam, lorazepam, alprazolam etc
3) Psychotherapy/ Counselling sessions
4) Relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, deep breathing etc

Hope it helps
Good luck
Dr. Gourav Monga
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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