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swedish lyme sufferer
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Has anyone has this?

What takes it away?

I am GOINg nuts with this!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Up for input. ^^^^

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I've been getting twitching in one eyelid for the past few weeks, don't know if that's the same or not.

I haven't found anything that works either.

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I have it on the right side of my face only. Mostly in the cheek and diagnal down to the corner of my mouth. It's quite attractive!

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Yes, Burrascano recommends magnesium. See what he says on p. 5 of his Guidelines:

"Magnesium deficiency is very often present and quite severe. Hyperreflexia, muscle twitches, myocardial irritability, poor stamina and recurrent tight muscle spasms are clues to this deficiency. Magnesium is predominantly an intracellular ion, so blood level testing is of little value. Oral preparations are acceptable for maintenance, but those with severe deficiencies need additional, parenteral dosing: 1 gram IV or IM at least once a week until neuromuscular irritability has cleared."

Facial muscle twitching is listed as a symptom in the Guidelines, so it must be rather common in lymies.

Take as much magnesium as your bowels will tolerate. Hope it helps you speedily.

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Thanks guys!

This **** is almost killing me------so it seems----

Currently on minocycline + Clarithromycin and feeling much more dead than alive -----the twitching is insane------

Magnesium does nothing unfortunatly.
Not B12 either.....


Best to you all!

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Then, try sublingual (under the tongue) vitamin B.

Let the pill dissolve under your tongue. Don't swallow it.

Are you sure it is twitching and not trigeminal neuralgia? The pain of trigeminal neuralgia is unbearable. TN will often begin once you have been chewing for a while. Is that what sets it off for you?

If so, some people resort to only a soft diet in order not to set it off.

I suffered with this. Feels like someone is electrocuting one side of your face. Makes you scream out when it hits.

If you suspect this is what it is, Benedryl is what I discovered got rid of it for me. But, for most people nothing gets rid of it.

Try icing your face when it starts. That's what I was told to do. But, I found that the Benedryl got rid of it when absolutely nothing else worked. I was at my wits end. I tried cranial sacral therapy, medications, and all.

If these things don't work, let us know and I'll see what else I can come up with. I feel so bad for you!

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Mag Tabs are a must for magnesium users.
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quote:
Originally posted by Starfall1969:
I've been getting twitching in one eyelid for the past few weeks, don't know if that's the same or not.

I haven't found anything that works either.

I had annoying right eyelid twitching for many weeks. It disappeared on Rifampin. So in my case it could be bartonella.

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If you have any amalgams in the pearly whites that could be a thought. May need more detox too. All good thoughts though. The B12 IM helps my nerves.

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