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For the last 10 years, when I talk, the right side of my face twitches. By talking to myself in front of the mirror I've managed to narrow down the trigger. I found that words with 'b' or 'p' in them cause the spasms, and then I narrowed it down further to realise that the trigger is actually the movement of my lower lip. Everytime I pull my lower lip down by contracting the muscles between my lower lip and chin I have a hemifacial spasm. Any word contain a 'b' or a 'p' therefore results in this seriously embarrassing spasm.
This spasms have completely ruined my life. Everyone I talk to notices it and it's seriously embarrasing. Not only that, it's annoying to feel it all the time.
I don't get these spasms at rest or any other time, they are purely down to movement of the lower lip. It's mainly the Lavator Labii Superioris and lower Orbiculoris Oculi that are twitching (I guess).
I've seen a GP about this. He made me go private as he said it was nothing to do with NHS. The private doctor said I shouldn't be on private, as it could be serious, so he ordered a head MRI on NHS, which I had done, but that was 2 years ago and nobody told me the scan picked anything up so I guess there's nothing serious.
Due to the severe embarrasment and depression this is causing me, I'm at a loss. This is made worse by the fact that I can't find any information on the internet about hemifacial spasms purely induced by another nearby voluntary muscle contraction. Please can anyone advise?
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