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Face spasm?

Hello all.

I hope the day finds you all ok. I am sneaking over here from the Before Diagnosis Forum with a question. I hope nobody minds.

Bit of a strange one this. History - Not dx - waiting for neuro appt. Have had retrobulbar ON, suspected TIA’s, mad itching and Trigeminal Neuralgia and other stuff.

Recently, I have been getting what I can only describe as a spasm in my face. It can be either side and what happens is suddenly the side of my face will cramp up very quickly and then gradually relax. The whole episode may only last 5-10 seconds max with the initial cramping in the 1st second and the relaxing of the muscles taking the rest of the time. Its not painful as such, just uncomfortable. It has woken me up on a couple of occasions. In fairness, it doesn’t happen that often but I was wondering if anyone else gets this.

My Trigeminal Neuralgia in the V1 branch. Have no idea if the two are connected…

Thanking you all in advance

Angela xx