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My face is twitching on its own on the left side of my face

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My face is twitching on its own on the left side of my face under my eye around the cheek area. It comes and goes but most of the time it's there, it feels like a pulsing feeling, What could this be.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
do you have any other health problems?
take any other meds?
do you have vision issues or wear glasses?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No other medical problems, I do wear glasses but have no vision issues
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
Okay this might be a sign of eye strain
However, it doesn't indicate anything serious
working on the computer or at your desk looking at papers for a long time can do this
It is nothing to worry about though
Probably just a muscle spasm
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Do you how long it will take to get better as it's been ongoing for 2 weeks now? Also if it's eye strain why do I have this feeling in my cheek area just above my upper lip on the left side?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
That is one big muscle in that area. Squinting or different facial movements for a long time can do this
2 weeks is nothing.
these last for weeks to months sometimes
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok thank you, ***** ***** annoying
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 2 years ago.
I know.
but it will go away
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