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My son is complaining of a headache and his right eye is fluttering

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My son is complaining of a headache and his right eye is fluttering do these symptoms happen at the same time? and what could cause them to occur together?

Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Stress is something that could tie these problems together. However...
Doctor DanB : because both of these are so common and usually innocuous, I wouldn't let it worry you. Let me elaborate a little more on the eyelid twitching...
Doctor DanB : What you are experiencing sounds like what is called myokymia. This is usually noticed by the patient as a repeated twitching, pulsating, or quivering of the eye or eyelid muscle. Many different things can cause this twitching such as irritations to the eye such as wind, smog, dust, and sunlight, but even some noises and moving the eyes and/or head can bring it on. They tend to turn into more of a spasm over time that the person usually doesn’t have much control over.It can commonly be associated with eye problems including eye pain, tearing, irritation and sensitivity to light. Many people find sleep relieves their spasming to some extent, but also using artificial tears can help sometimes as well as pulling on the eyelids.A specific cause for myokymia has not been demonstrated for every case; it is thought to be a neurologic disorder that has a multifactorial etiology. For most people, this resolves spontaneously in several days, but it's not unheard of for some cases to last 4-6 weeks. If it persists longer than 4 weeks, I would recommend seeing your eye doctor for this.
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