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I can understand that...
I know what is causing your twitching and, the good new? You will be ok :)
The most likely cause of your symptoms is called myokymia. Myokymia is an involuntary, local twitching of a few muscle fibers in the body of a muscle. This twitching, if it occurs in a limb, is not strong enough to actually move a joint but can be felt and sometimes seen as an area of quivering. Myokymia commonly involves the eyelids and muscles around the orbit. It often appears and resolves for no apparent reason and has not been linked to any underlying significant pathology. What causes myokymia? Studies have shown that it is associated with anxiety, stress, lack of good sleep, high caffeine intake and the use of some drugs. The best way to treat myokymia is to get more sleep, decrease caffeine intake and decrease stress. The good news is that myokymia is not a sign of serious underlying pathology and often resolves on its own.
Here is an excellent article on this topic:
I also feel that you would benefit from talking to your doctor and getting some treatment/medication to help with your anxiety. This is a very common problem and is nothing to be embarrassed about, especially since there is very effective therapy available.
Does this make sense to you?
The burning hair smell, I must admit, I don't know what is causing that. One thing I can tell you.....it is not a brain tumor.
Yes. Myokymia can affect the jaw too.
That goes along with the anxiety you are experiencing. It can be treated and you will feel better, but you need to see your GP for an evaluation.
I just said that since it seems most everyone is worried that they have a brain tumor lol!
From what you have posted I do not think your symptoms are from seizure activity, but that was a very good thought.......
That sounds like a great idea. I do however, think you will be OK in the long run.
Just as an aside, do you live in Gibralter, as in the White Cliffs Of?
In in the Midwest of USA, where is it currently snowing outside my window :(
I would like to visit your town someday.......
Anyway, good to chat with you and I hope you feel better soon.
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Snows here a lot...but I like snow
My pleasure. I'm always happy to help my friends across the Atlantic :)