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  • Excessive blinking is also known as blepharospasm

    Blepharospasm

    Excessive blinking and spasming of the eyes, usually characterised by uncontrollable eyelid closure of durations longer than the typical blink reflex, sometimes lasting minutes or even hours. Read more →

    hi I am a 15 year old girl and I have been diagnosed with endometriosis and my pain is constant not just when I have a period. my cousin who is roughly the same age as me also suffers with constant pain and has also been diagnosed with it, but our consultant is saying that you shouldn't get constant pain with endometriosis so I was wondering if you actually can get constant pain as we have read it on a number of websites and another consultant has told us so. do any of you get pain constant?





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    hey i am 24 and i was diagnosed with endometriosis when i was 22 and i get constant pain all the time not just when i bleed so yes you can get constant pain.

    hi im 14 and im always blinking alot and very hard. when i do i twitch my fingers at the same time and i sometimes roll my eyes. also i tense up my muscles in my stomach alot. is this a tic?? please help





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    Hi I have constant gnawing in the middle of my stomach and Drs dont know what it is and my lipase are always high has any else suffered from this and been told what it is??Pls help this never goes away and It's to the point where I Can't eat I'm too full and bloated.. the drs say pancreatitis did a scan and said no thats not it, but I have a nodule in my stomach but that wouldn't cause the pain the Drs said, been to emergency a few times and they dont know, I am so scared, I have a colonoscopy and laprascop scheduled for Aug and not sure how to deal with this constant gnawing pain, none of the usual meds help like omeprazole,tramadol,dilaudid, I feel like I am going crazy from the constant pain Pls help Someone I am so scared something is really wrong I have been like this since Sept constant and before this bout it was off and on for 2 years and now it just doesn't let up. I am a 46 yr old female





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    I also forgot to mention constant diarrhea, nausea and vomiting off and on, and some blood in diarrhea somtimes and vomiting blood periodically.. this is Darlene

    I have a constant whooshing sound in my left ear. its not painful in any way although it is sometimes itchy inside. i have had the wax washed out but when i went to my gp to have another look, the wax had built up again, this was in the space of 3 weeks. HELP!! ive had this constant pulsing in my ear for 5 months now





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    For the past 2 years I have had constant discharge brown in colour, it looks like dead blood and some times a creamy consistency. I also have a constant fishy odor. I have seen my GP but they keep sending me away with no answers. Please can someone help me?





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    If Your vaginal discharge is brown and has a fishy odor, you may have an infection so make sure you go to the doctor do they can recommend you with any helpful advice

    hello, iv'e been having constant discharge since i was 8 years old (i'm now 13), i even cant where a pair of under-where without a panti liner other wise it looks like i have wet myself.It has a constant smell which annoys me a lot, This problem is making me unsecured and shy. I have been to a Doctor and asked for help but they said there is nothing they can do, do you have any suggestions on what i could do? Thank you.





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    i have exactly the same problem! anyone help?x

    I dont know what you can do but you should definitly go see another doctor. Sometimes they dont take us kids seriously but if it makes you uncomfortable you could try a teen health clinic..?

    I dont know what to do. i am suffering with constant diarheoa constant severe stomache pains..... but at the same time i am pregnant i am very anxious about this harming my baby. as i take a lot of tablets to stop the runs ? what do i do ?





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    I'm 21 and I have been bleeding with the cycle lasting at least 1month and at most 4/5 months solid. This has caused me a lot of discomfort and through using pads on a daily basis is causing thrush on a regular badis. Upon visiting the doctors I have been dismissed numerous times saying that it is spotting and not a concern although one doctor mentioned that my sympotoms highlighted towards endometriosis with me being in constant pain and sharp pains overriding the constant pain the constant bleeding daily migraines and nausea. I was wondering if these symptoms are related to anyone else and or if there is anything you would suggest to control this for me? These problems have been with me since I was roughly 14 but are worsening as I am getting older. I thank any suggestions





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    Hi I was diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of 13-14, my mother took me to see a private consultant as I was in so much pain I simply could not wait to be seen on NHS. I couldn't take part in any sports in school and would bleed heavy for weeks sometimes months. A laparoscapy confirmed endrimetriosis. I was put on various different contraceptive pills I couldn't take them, they made me sick and often forgot to take them. I am now 34 and I am pleased to say the days of suffering serious pain with my endrimetriosis are long gone, about 2 years after the birth of my son who is now 15 I decided to try depo-provera (pill injection). I have not looked back, I don't have periods anymore and no pain I can do normal things and am making the most of it! I would highly recommend you trying this you sound so much like myself, I remember how horrible them times were, I thought I'd share my experience with you.

    For 3 years now been treated at hospital for constant infections, (just get treated, 2-3 days later infection returns) have tried varying strengths of antibiotics, had scans and also been treated for interstitial cystitis but that gave me more infections. Been for both flexible and rigid cystoscopy and no signs of tumors or leisions in bladder. One kidney has scar tissue due to constant uti's since i was around 12 ( am 33 now) been told problem is bladder not emptying properly so next step is to try self-catheterisation but first have to get mri scan done to check for any other damage? Now been waiting almost 6 months on appointment and still having constant infections! Also always seem to have colds and catch every bug thats going! Wasn't like this before, is there anyone else with same/similar problems?





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    Mary have a look at the reply 2/5/13 by Maria, maybe of some comfort or help. Also are you been treated by a G.P. (general practioner doctor or a specialist, Urologist). As for catching all coughs and every bug, your immune system may be down, via stress, this who situation you are in. Stress causes our physical bodies as much havoc/prob. as the mind. Try to stay above it all, and continue to sought quality advice from the professionals. They are like any tradespeople they are all different some better than others.Wish I could assist you more. Stay focused stay strong..

    I have a 10 year old daughter who has a enlarged labia on one side. She has alot of discomfort, she has had a few infections, and than there is the constant tugging of the wedgie feeling. I think of the embarasment she is going to get from kids her age seeing her constantly tugging on her underwear. I remind her not to do that and to try and just ignore the problem, but she said she cannot help it, it is very irritationg to her. Any suggestions on what to do for her. I would really like to get surgery done for, just for the fact of the constant feeling of something bugging her.





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    I am 50, just reading all these posts. My secret labia problem now seems much relieved. Very early in my life since I was 12 years old I used to roll up tissue paper and put in my knickers to act as a cushion. Ever since panty liners were invented I use these to ease the discomfort. Perhaps this would help your daughter? This is such a real problem, I always thought I was deformed.

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    can anything be done about the constant blinking as it efects my life daily .





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    Durene. I find that when the blinking spasms start if u just hold ur eyes shut and breathe in deeply, that in about 2 mins go get a drink of water and relax and gain composure, that the blinking will not start

    For about 6 month now i have had a problem with rapid blinking. It only happens when im thinking to myself which is obviously most of the time because you cannot help but think to yourself. It started when i would close my eyes and listen to music and daydream simultaneously. Then after some months it just started happening whilst im thinking to myself. (without the music) Its almost like a tick (but i dont feel a sensation of relief after the blinking.) I dont even realize im doing it. Its like my brain has established a connection between blinking and thinking which has proven to be social suicide. For the last 6 months i haven't been able to go out because the problem attracts to much attention because the blinking is so rapid. My gut feeling tells me its never going to stop. My doctor has recommended Botox injections into my eyelids, which i want to try. Im sure that will leave my eyelids droopy for some time but im hoping it eradicate the problem on a permanent basis. This problem has had devastating effects on my life and its left me quite reclusive socially. I hate it.





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    I have been blinking since I was 15. Am now 25. It only use to happen when I had a drink. Now it's happening a lot throughout the day. I have had botox which didn't help at all. I have now been refered to a neurosurgeon. The stress this causes me is terrible.sometimes I just want to scream and shout. I find it as o hard to drive and I use a company van which is essential to my job as I am a gas engineer. I am now waiting for a head Scan and blood tests from the neurosurgeon. He does say that there is a very rare blood condition which can cause this, as he says he thinks I am to young for blephrospasm. The worst thing is that I just don't think it can stop. My eyes just shut and the blinking is as constant. They even squeeze shut and I end up holding my right eyelid with my finger just to try an see. Just wish somebody could just do something for me. I have been going through this for far to long now. I have too children a good family and job but this is wrecking my life. I can't even read my child a bedtime storey without holding my eyes open. I as m now coming home from work when it starts as its impossible for me to do it safely.





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    Unfortunately, it took years before I was properly disgnosed with blepharospasm. All physicians are not clear on this condition because it only effect a small group of people from all walks of life of all age groups in one form or another. This dystonia can also effect the face as well as neck and other muscles. There is no known reason for this condition and no known cure at this time. I receive botox injections every three months. I suffer with crainofacial dystonia and cervical dystonia as well . For support and information , treatment andtreatment and rearch contact: blepharospasm.org. They can help you get the support you need.

    What was the blood condition? My husband is suffering from this and Botox did nothing for him. We don't know where else to turn!

    I've had Blepherospasms for 19 years. The injections helped for about five years but unfortunately I've started blinking like crazy. I don't think you will go blind but it does over time affect your vision. And it dies affect your driving because if the blinking. I wish your mom and the rest of us much luck with a cure and soon. God bless us all!!

    i think i have a blinking problem. whats wierd is it only ever happens when my "friends" are around me. when im alone it doesnt happen. i think i sometimes say i have a blinking problem to get attention because i don't have any real friends. what should i do?





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    I've suffered with this condition after a severe head trauma over ten years ago. I'm unable to keep my eyes open and not blink for more than one second. And that alone takes thought and effort, which only invariably causes the eyes to hurt and water. But in the normal run of the day I'm blinking excessively. I don't drive, but even riding my bike is an effort. It's also very demoralizing and takes away my social confidence. I also refrain from having my photo taken, as I'm always found with my eyes half closed and blinking in the pictures. But what is worse is others make a judgement that you are not totally trustworthy, because of the excessive blinking. The condition is not well known, and I sometimes think I'll have a plaque on my back reading "I am completely trustworthy. I only blink a lot because I suffer from Blepharospasm. " :):)





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    I've had excessive blinking now since I was a very young child- 3 or 4. I've never been able to control it- if someone mentions it to me- it only gets worse. It frenquently gives me migraines because my eyes wear out so fast. In the last 4 or so years I have developed an additional twitch in only one eye that blinks even more than the other- giving me an involuntary wink. Eyedrops have never really worked to fix the problem beyond relaxing my eyes. But the blinking still continues. Do you think this is Blepharospasm or something different?





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    Hi my 4yr old has been doing a hard eye blink when watching tv listening to a story sitting in the car ect over a yr ago that stopped then he was making a funny niose for a few weeks then licking his lips till really sore for a few weeks then a sniff for about 3 weeks then a dry mouth sound which he is still doing he has just started primary school and the blinking had started again much more than before we are on day 5 of the blinking now could he have tourettes?





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    Hi, Do you get any feedback on this as my son is displaying the exact same symptoms?

    Hi my son had been referred to a paediatrician this week his school have also some about adhd so will know more by the end of the week

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    I think my 4 year old son has tourettes syndrome, ive never even give it a thought before but after watching a programme the other night it was like looking at my son, he has neck twists and eye blinking and hand movements and grunting, sniffing and snorting, we have had his adenoids and tonsils removed because they said he had sleep apneia and he is still doing it, he has glasses but he is still closing one eye and constantly blinking, he has a lot more tics too many to mention and have steadily got worse over the last year and more tics being added all the time, could this be tourettes or is he too young x





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    Hi, Racheal, my husband and two of my three children have Tourette Syndrome. Both of our babies exibited some tics very young before a year of age. Most doctors do not want to medicate small children, but usually will medicate if it is causing problems with eating, sleeping, breathing or functioning. TS gets worse in adolescence where the symptoms increase and most people will probably want to see a good Neurologist for treatment. I have found through more than 27 years living with people with this disorder that pediatricians and family doctors know little about it and are NOT the people to treat it. A good Neurologist, preferably at a University teaching hospital, as well as therapy to help the child cope with the illness is recommended. Only a good Neurologist can diagnose and properly treat your child optimally. (I first took our older dd to the Ped and she said my daughter was "nervous" I had to take her to a Neurologist to get her treated properly.) Good luck. You are not alone.

    Hello I am an 18year old male from Maine and I was first diagnosed at the age of 7. It became severe around the age of 12 up to still now, but it is dwindling. My tics involve verbal racial slurs, my left arm flailing, grunting, spitting, and my hand bones grinding together. There are medications for this and I reccomend consulting a doctor as I would strongly support the arguement that you have it. The medicine I am on is Haldol(tranqulizer pill) and marinol(thc pill)

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    My husband has a problem with his eyes and excessive blinking/twitching, he has had this problem for 20 years + and has been too embarrassed to seek help. We are unsure if it is an habit or a medical condition, lately I have noticed that the one eye is worse than the other and the blinking of the eyelids is also linked with a kind of twitch in the cheek bone. This is making him very depressed and self conscious, it is something that has been swept under the carpet for years and not mentioned due to how embarrassed he is about it. He has no control over the problem and only just recently the one eye seems to be sticking now and again. Can anything be done to help or is it purely an habit. It is now getting to the stage where he will not leave the house other than to go to work, he does not want to socialise and become very angry with himself.





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    This sounds a lot like blethraspasm and I would certainly get to see a neurologist - I am sick of people thinking this condition is a habit and you can help it - if that was the case believe me my daughter would accept it was a habit and try other things rather than having needles into her eyelids every three months. It is so hard to get a diagnosis for this condition over here due to the fact that there is not a simple blood test that get the answers. You just need a good neurologist and someone who understands this condition.

    hi my eyes are constantly sticky and have a clear discharge its been like this for over a year now every day day in and day out. i have had pretty much every eye drop going according to this eye specialist i have been seeing he can't figure out whats wrong. sodium eye drops make my eyes worse watery as hell. i have been givenfexofenadine 180mg and nasonex nasal spray and still no change, to make matters worse i have facial tics constant eye blinking which irritates it even more. i just really need some help. thanks





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    Hi, Do you have an update? Took my little boy to the doctors today and my GP says there is nothing wrong with him and he will grow out of it. Apart from the blinking and the facial movements he's a normal child. Not really convinced am seeking a second opinion.

    Hi I am constant passing wind, and when i say constant i mean constant. I have been doing this for over a year and its very embarassing and annoying. Everything i eat and drink gives me wind. Help Pleeeeeeease i need something to stop this





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    I highly recommend drinking hot lemon water first thing in the morning before you eat or drink anything else. Squeeze one whole lemon into a mug and then add the lemon itself. Poor hot water over wait to cool and drink the entire cup. It's not the best tasting drink but really helps with passing wind. I've been told doing this and have been told that it lines your stomach and have to say it really works.

    I am 14 and suffer from nearly everything what everone else has said, or getting there! Is it to early to use laser treatment? should I wait until all the hair has stopped growning (until i turn into a blinking monkey) or get it now? and will i have to pay seeing as I am young? my mum is on benefits because of illness so would it be free? Im not sure, so if anyone can awnser, that would be great :) x





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    I agree with the previous comment. I have Bletharospasm and exactly the same symptons of uncontrollable blinking and spasms which have spread down my face. I have Botox injections every 2 to 3 months which help and don't know how I would manage without them, but there is no cure. People do not realise just how distressing this condition is.





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    I was diagnosed with blepharospasm this year i have had botox injections which haven't worked and i am now waitng for more tests. I also find it very distressing that nobody seems to understand how difficult life has become in the last year . The very basic things that most people take for granted are now driving , walking the dog ,getting the groceries but the hardest thing is the looks you get from adults, kids at least ask, but adults just stare.

    Hi there im from new zealand and my 6yr has had blinking problems for the last 1.5-2yrs have seen 4 or 5 drs and even an optometrist that have all said its related to allergy, i took him to a chiropractor as he hurt his neck and he was the one that mentioned blepharospasm within 5 mins of treating him. Is he to young for this and could it just be phase or what else do i need to expect hes such a quite shy child as it is and really concerned about bulling if it doesnt go away. So what other symptoms do i need to look for.





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    im 17 and i have a blinking problem? my eyelids dont clamp shut but i bling a lot and with more forse than usual? i seen my gp and they said there is no problem but it makes me realy uncomfortable and i get depresed because of it. its also causing the skin in between my eyes to wrinkle? i was just wondering is there anything at all that i can do???





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    I am 16 years old and also have excessive blinking and squinting. I have only had it for the last 3 or 4 years and It does effect my social life and my studies. The hardest part is that we have been to more than 5 doctors and they all say its due to different things, some say allergies to the weather and some even said a nervous tick! I know its not though! I am wondering has this worked for you?? and would you recommend it!

    Me too and the tears stream so badly when I'm outdoors that it affects my vision. I was told it was dry eyes with watching the computer screen for long periods without blinking. now that I remember to blink frequently it has helped. Also artificial teardrops from Boots has helped too. Good luck.





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