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I started having facial tics January 2014(age 37) and was told by my GP it was stress, some 18 months later and somewhat considerably worse I finally got to see a consultant who instantly told me it was Hemifacial Spasm. I was given botox on the spot (three injections over and around my left eye) which for some strange reason worked immediatley for 24hrs and then everything returned to normal. I have the eye tic, my mouth pulls up, a vein in my neck potrudes when the tic occurs and I have a constant dull ache in my neck below my left ear and happily get blurred vision during tics. Dark glasses seem to help, no caffeine is also helpful. I have heard nothing back from the doctors and have seen my gp a number of times to try and see whats going on. It seems that you just have to wait in silence to finally get somewhere. I am hoping that a stronger botox injection may be helpful? Although from posts a little worried that I end up with a droopy eye, but as this is something that may happen anyway I may as well try it. Has anyone else experienced this strange silent delay in getting help? my main concern is that no one has actually investigated what is causing it and my mind wanders!
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