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It's been a while since I posted here, but the way things are going, I feel the need.

It sure looks like the vibrating spasms in my upper rt. forehead are gradually, over time, worsening. They seem to come more often, and last longer. I'm sitting here viewing this screen with tired eyes from lack of a good night's sleep due to the spasms. Currently, and for now, they seemed to have fussed their time out for this round. I've been reluctant to try some Cerefolin tabs my doctor's assistant gave me, but today, I start!! He told me this could help all of this mess.

I was afraid the Econo Pred steroid eye drops my eye surgeon has me on after having cataract surgery the 1st of Nov. was causing this, but after talking with him this a.m. by phone, he assured me this wouldn't do that.

He did tell me it sounds like I have hemifacial spasms. He also told me of an e.n.t. in town who gives Botox injections for stuff like this. Fortunately, I have an appt. with that very Dr. for Nov. 28 for another problem. I am definitely going to beg on bended knee for his thinking on my getting a small amount of it in the offending area of my face. I know it's costly, but I'll empty the bank account for some relief!

The spasms are so intense, I can put my hand over the area, and feel the nerve jumping. It makes a rapid flutter which I can literally hear and feel, or sometimes, a violent "jump".

It's time for this to be better. I'm sick of it all.
Anyone else here have to resort to Botox or has anything worked, if you have something similiar to what I have?

Thanks-
[QUOTE=Anxiety Man]It's been a while since I posted here, but the way things are going, I feel the need.

It sure looks like the vibrating spasms in my upper rt. forehead are gradually, over time, worsening. They seem to come more often, and last longer. I'm sitting here viewing this screen with tired eyes from lack of a good night's sleep due to the spasms. Currently, and for now, they seemed to have fussed their time out for this round. I've been reluctant to try some Cerefolin tabs my doctor's assistant gave me, but today, I start!! He told me this could help all of this mess.

I was afraid the Econo Pred steroid eye drops my eye surgeon has me on after having cataract surgery the 1st of Nov. was causing this, but after talking with him this a.m. by phone, he assured me this wouldn't do that.

He did tell me it sounds like I have hemifacial spasms. He also told me of an e.n.t. in town who gives Botox injections for stuff like this. Fortunately, I have an appt. with that very Dr. for Nov. 28 for another problem. I am definitely going to beg on bended knee for his thinking on my getting a small amount of it in the offending area of my face. I know it's costly, but I'll empty the bank account for some relief!

The spasms are so intense, I can put my hand over the area, and feel the nerve jumping. It makes a rapid flutter which I can literally hear and feel, or sometimes, a violent "jump".

It's time for this to be better. I'm sick of it all.
Anyone else here have to resort to Botox or has anything worked, if you have something similiar to what I have?

Thanks-[/QUOTE] Its possible you're low on magnesium,,,be a lot easier to correct and less expensive than the botox. Did it start just after the steroid eye drops, and are you still on them?
How ironic it is that I have new replies this a.m. I woke up to the worst facial jumps yet in both my upper left forehead and jaw!! Now, it is "only" in the jaw, but going at me with a vengeance.

It didn't start from the steroid drops--had all this hell for years, actually. The only break from it I got is when I recently lost my dad March 2. During the devastation, grief and fatigue, things settled for a while, strangely. I was so glad to have a calm face, but now that I'm coming out of my sadness, things are back big time.

I had blood work done last week which included a magnsium check. I've tried magnesium before, and it did nothing for me. I've had this called hemifacial spasms, and blepharospasms, by two different doctors. I think the blepharo is the eyelids, which is really the only thing that doesn't jump off my head.

I have the same thoughts, Tannoi, about it possibly being a TMJ thing because I am in bad need of dental work. I know my bite is way off. I need crowns on several teeth. The reason I've not had this done is I also have tinnitus in my ears and hyperacusis, an abnormal sensitivity to sound. A bone-conducted drill would do no telling what to my hearing! So, for me, it's a no-win situation.
I know one thing for sure, and I just proved it again-- Late in the day, if I chew anything, that can set this mess off. I just now ate on some potato chips, and just guess what! It's not bad, but now and then, the upper rt. forehead jumps. Guess I'm gonna have to learn to sip my nourishment through a straw. Heh! [b]NOT![/b]





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