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My head twitches

Discussion in 'Head & Neck Problems' started by joannafaye, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. joannafaye

    joannafaye New Member

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    I wondered if anyone can help me. For a while now i have been experiencing a "twitch" in my head. It feels like its getting worse and can be very embarrasing...ie, when i am talking to someone my head will suddenly twitch...I suffer from depression, anxiety, and get very stressed..does anyone know what this could be?
     
  2. Andre7

    Andre7 New Member

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    Hi,

    It would be important to obtain an accurate diagnosis from your doctor. In most cases the twitching may be due to simple muscle fatigue, eye strain, stress, drug reactions. etc. Twitching or involuntary muscle spasms generally occur as a result of a strained nervous system, unloading impulses. Facial twitching in adults, accompanied by pain, can be the result of a facial neuralgia.

    Twitching occurs when a muscle contracts and releases suddenly and involuntarily. Slight twitches are obvious to the person experiencing them, but they are not usually noticeable to others. It is very common for muscles to twitch involuntarily from fatigue after strenuous exercise. Many people experience twitching and jerking of several muscle groups when falling asleep. Twitching of facial or eyelid muscles are also common.

    Doctors often prescribe antidepressants or mild tranquilizers such as diazepam (a mild general muscle relaxant and all-purpose sedative) and amitriptiline (a tricyclic antidepressant frequently used as a muscle relaxant also) to control twitching, if it is stress related or psychosomatic in origin.

    In my practice I found that reflexology, therapeutic massage or aromatherapy can make a difference in stress and anxiety related conditions, but if the symptoms persist, it is essential, to obtain a correct medical diagnosis to exclude a more serious underlying problem.

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  3. Tarotlady

    Tarotlady New Member

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    I agree with what has been said about visiting your GP for a little chat and a wee health check.
    It sounds as though it could well be linked to your anxiety and so learning relaxation techniques, taking time out for yourself might help. I find the Bach Flower Remedies are wonderful for helping this type of problem...but do see your GP, just to be on the safe side and explain to them how you are feeling :)

    Take care and let us know how you get on. There are lot's of very kind and knowledgeable people here who will help you find what complementary care might assist you in feeling better.

    Barbara x
     
  4. joannafaye

    joannafaye New Member

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    Thanks so much, i"ve been putting off visiting the doctors, but know i have to do it. Even as i am sitting here now my head is all twitchy, so got to do something.x
     
  5. paulina

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    You should definitely go to see your GP.

    It is possible that this is stress related and the Doctor will be able to advise you.

    In the meantime, make sure that you get plenty of sleep (8 hours) as being tired can easily manifest itself in twitching.

    Let us know how you get on at the Doctors.

    Best wishes,

    Paulina.
     
  6. lilysu

    lilysu New Member

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    head twitching

    Hi.

    can i suggest something, as this has happened to me recently.....

    I went to a McTimmony Chiropractitioner...... problem sorted.

    seems that being on the computer for long periods of time, you hold your head in a funny (unnatural) position, this affects the muscles in your neck, which in turn move the vertebrae in your neck, which then can press on nerves, which causes the twitching. !!!

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. Iker Jara

    Iker Jara New Member

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    Thank you. I’m a 14 year old boy who spends most of the time playing video games and your answer explains why I have been twitching my head all the time. Now due to this I will stop and try doing other activities.
     

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