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Face muscle twitching

Hello, wondering if anyone else get muscle twitching in their face? My left cheek, on my cheek bone, has been twitching for 3 days now! I’m presuming its ms related but I guess I can’t be sure!

Has anyone else had this, can anyone tell me how to tell if its ms related?

Thank you in advance

Jen x

hi jen

soon after diagnosis my lip started to twitch.

nobody else could see it but i felt like an elvis impersonator!

the twitches have stopped now and i didnt even get to use it at a fancy dress party!

i can’t tell you how to tell if it’s ms related because i didn’t know it myself. i just assumed it was because at that point i’d get a new strangeness every week.

you could tell your ms nurse if you want.

good luck

get out there and twitch through town!

carole xxxx

Sorry, I don’t know whether it’s related to MS or not, but I can tell you that I get a similar thing (flickering of my eyelids rather than cheek muscles) when I am over-tired - it’s a sign to me to go to bed or stop whatever I’m doing and sit down for a bit!

Fracastorius (Jane)

I agree with the previous replies. I’m not sure there’s any way to tell for certain, but I think it’s not uncommon for people without MS to get occasional nerve twitches - especially when tired.

Unlike many MS symptoms, I think most fit and well people would understand exactly what you’re on about, and have had something similar - at least once in a while.

Tina

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I’m getting a twitching under eye and left cheek too. I always assume it’s something to do with MS but agree with some of the above, more likely tiredness or perhaps vitamin deficiencies?

Rosey x

I’m getting a twitching under eye and left cheek too. I always assume it’s something to do with MS but agree with some of the above, more likely tiredness or perhaps vitamin deficiencies?

Rosey x

maybe. maybe not. i have had it occasionally both before and after diagnosis. it can occasionally last for a number of days. can come and go. can rarely feel like quite a spasm.

quite often, i attribute it to a lack of adequate, quality sleep. getting a damned good night of unconsciousness seems to do the trick more often than not.

I had a twitch throughout my pregnancy, which stopped when I was admitted to hospital and forced to rest. As others have said, I don’t think a twitch alone is an MS thing, but it might be that we are more prone due to our bodies battling through every day

One of my MS books says that MS can cause facial nerve damage. The facial nerve can cause the twitchiness. 20 years ago a horse kicked me in the face, damaging my facial nerve. There’s still numbness in the temporal area. Now I get to say that I’m literally a numbskull.

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