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I'm a 51 year old guy. (Irish/Italian/French/English) descent.
I've had hemi facial spasms since age 40.
At first it was a slight twitch on my eye. Then, the whole eye was closing with my left side of my mouth and cheek muscles moving.
(If you are here on these forums... you know the deal...)
Since I was 40, I've been getting botox shots to control the spasms.
The twitching was almost non-existant. I could tell it was still happening because I could hear in my left ear a sort of sheesh, sheesh, sheesh noise. (sounded like a quick static-like ocean sound)
Then... maybe November or so I noticed the noise wasn't happening.
I'd learned to block it out, so I had to pay attention.
It's now February and my last botox was in October I think.
I was supposed to get another shot in January but I told the doc to postpone it.
My smile is back. My eyebrow doesn't twitch. My eye , face and mouth arent twitching. What gives? I thought only surgury could cure this.
So you are probably wondering... what did I do recently that may have helped it? Now, I'm not saying this did it, but in the last two years I've done some things differently.
For the past year and a half Ive' been:
1) I started excercising. My cholesterol was going up, so I started the treadmill every other day for 1/2 hour.
2) I hear Krill oil lowers cholesterol so I've been taking 1000mg every morning. Never miss a dose. It thins blood.
3) My blood pressure was going up a little so I started taking L-Citrulline which open blood vessels. (about 2.4grams in the morning and again at night) L-Citrulline gets converted into nitrous oxide in the body. Body builders use it to expand blood vessels before working out or running a marathon. So maybe that was the thing.... not sure.....
I read nitrous oxide levels decease as we get older. Maybe that's why hemi-facial spams affects more people over 40? When women enter menopause, the nitrous oxide level drop.
So, again, I'm not a doctor.... I can only tell you what I've done differently. Maybe there's no correlation? Dunno.
I'm soooooo glad to see me in the mirror again.
If posting this actually helps someone, that would be great.
IMPORTANT! I did research those suppliments before I took them and they will interact with some heart medications or erectile drugs...
MAKE SURE YOU LOOK INTO ANY DRUG INTERACTIONS BEFORE TRYING ANYTHING PLEASE.
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