Twitching Eyebrows More Than 2 Weeks?
Hello doctor, I’m Haddaf (25). Currently has a complaint where my eyebrows are twitching right, and it’s been over 2 weeks. There is no pain, but lately my facial muscles, especially eyebrows feel stiff. And it feels really uncomfortable after days of twitching. Previously, a few months ago I had an accident that caused several injuries, one of which was a collision on the right head and also a pinched neck nerve from the results of the examination. After the accident, I often experience headaches and neck pain, stiffness and severe. The medication that was prescribed for a few weeks included Flunarizine HCl 5.9 mg, Mefanimic Acid 500 mg, and there were a few more that I forgot. My question is whether this is the form or effect of the neurological disorders or is it related to injury after an accident? Or is there another interference? Another addition, since school I have nearsightedness to minus 3 and now there is also a cylinder. And the other, my job as analysts requires a lot in front of the monitor. Please explain and uphold the diagnosis for the disorder experienced by them. Thanks in advance Best regards, _Haddaf
Hello Haddaf, thank you for asking.
Twitch is a form of spasm (in layman's language known as stiffness or spasms) of local muscle. Twitch is a complaint that is quite commonly felt. It can take several minutes, hours, days, or even weeks and months. Generally twitching is rarely accompanied by other complaints such as pain, muscle stiffness, numbness and tingling. However, twitching makes it uncomfortable if it lasts very long.
Some conditions may cause twitching, for example:
Physical fatigue or restless nights. Psychic stress. Excessive use of muscles. In your case it may be that the twitch is caused by eye muscle fatigue due to having to stare at an electronic screen in the long run, plus the presence of eye refraction abnormalities, making the eyes must continue to accommodate. This is easy to cause eye muscle fatigue. Nerve disorders that supply the facial muscles. Disorders can be in the form of inflammation or nerve injury. It is also possible that your accident history has caused the twitch complaint. Lack of certain ions, minerals, and vitamins (especially vitamin B). You can try taking vitamin B complex once a day to help relieve symptoms. Try to get a good night's sleep, in terms of quantity and quality. Improve your nutritional intake, try to balance between carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Stop smoking, excessive caffeine consumption, or alcohol consumption. Caffeine in the form of coffee or tea, should not exceed 3 cups per day. Rest your eyes, once every 20 minutes, staring at one point 20 feet (6m), for 20 seconds. Stretch your neck, shoulders and back as often as needed.
If your complaint does not improve or worsen (for example, accompanied by facial muscle paralysis, or numbness and tingling on the face), immediately consult a neurologist. The doctor must do a physical examination directly to be able to make the diagnosis.
Thus my explanation, hopefully broaden your horizons. Regards.