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My right cheek has been twitching on and off for several

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My right cheek has been twitching on and off for several months now. Do you know what the causes are for muscle spasm/twitching in my upper cheek?



Hello Carrie,

Following are the causes considered for the muscle twitching;

1) Idiopathic or benign twitching; as in facial muscle or eyelids. Any twitching which comes and go is benign and not due to disease process

2) Anxiety

3) Excess caffeine consumption

4) Deficiency of calcium or magnesium

5) Vitamin B1, B6, B12 deficiency

6) Medications like estrogen

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