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jude

Hi there,

Can HSV2 cause eye twitching? Never in my whole life have I suffered from constant eye twitching, but since my diagnosis (3 months ago) I have developed a slight twitch in my right eye. It comes and goes, but I usually get it for at least 3/4 days out of a week...which is a lot! It's unnoticeable to a perceiver, but it's rather distracting and disrupts my concentration.  

Is this herpes related? and if so is there the possibility of it getting worse?

Many thanks in advance,

Jude 

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Hansje

I don't know. I've had the same but then again, many people that may or may not have herpes do. Right now it is gone but it was there for many months. But that was in a year full of stress because my father died and a short time later my dog, and a project at work I loved a lot was stopped for all the wrong reasons, and I got herpes. It was such a great year..... Twitching can be stress related.

Lately I have been noticing twitching in my chin. Also very weird.

I hope it goes away and try not to pay attention to it.

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LillianPanos

Hi I too had it beginning it went away not sure if it was eternal syrewss from knowing I had gotten h2. Or from all the meds and vitamins I was talking.  As i was on no meds or vitamins prior to this.  Keep us posted

7 hours ago, jude said:

Hi there,

Can HSV2 cause eye twitching? Never in my whole life have I suffered from constant eye twitching, but since my diagnosis (3 months ago) I have developed a slight twitch in my right eye. It comes and goes, but I usually get it for at least 3/4 days out of a week...which is a lot! It's unnoticeable to a perceiver, but it's rather distracting and disrupts my concentration.  

Is this herpes related? and if so is there the possibility of it getting worse?

Many thanks in advance,

Jude 

 

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WilsoInAus

HSV-2 cannot cause eye twitching from its genital location. I'd agree with above comments that stress related factors possibly a culprit, speak to your doctor.

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jude

@Hansje Thank you for your reply, you're right it probably is stress related. Sorry to hear about your stressful year, that can't have been easy. I'm going try to meditate more to see if that helps! all the best <3

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jude

@WilsoInAus Thank you for your reply. I was wondering whether it is possible to spread hsv2 to the eye and as a result have minor symptoms such as twitching? Also what would hsv2 oral symptoms be? 

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WilsoInAus

Oral HSV-2 symptoms are no different to oral HSV-1 symptoms, except that the frequency is either zero or years in between for the average person.

Once the genital HSV-2 infection has been established, it essentially cannot be spread to other parts of the body. There is no documented case of this occurring.

Herpes does not cause eye twitching.

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Ghostcat

@wilsolnAus your wrong...Herpes can cause twitching all over the body..additionally it can spread to other parts of the body! It lives in the nerves so it’s not far fetched! Where are you getting your information?!?  I have had this crud since 2011. Without fail whenever an out break is over I have muscle twitches ranging from my legs to my eye lids. It only last a few days but its definitely caused by this monster hiding in my body. Also this crud has spread to my inner thigh before as well as my chest area. You should realize this monster affects everyone differently! 

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WannaCry

No, herpes does not cause twitching all over the body. Twitching is an anxiety/stress reaction which absolutely can be brought on by realizing prodome is going on/ OB occuring/other factors.

Your HSV didn't spread. It infects the lower nerve ganglion and anywhere that nerve branch services your body the virus can pop up on, so you did not 'spread' anything to your thighs , it just decided to pop up there instead of your initial infection site.

 

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useless

My eyes twitch atleast 3/4 times a day. And more recently I have been twitching all over my body. Not due to stress definately H related. When I first got eye twitches I didn't even realise it was H related.

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WilsoInAus

As mentioned, herpes will not be the cause of the twitching for your eye or other body locations.

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useless

WilsolnAUS there is one thing all of us with eye twitching have in common and thats  herpes so I think its fair to say its possible the twitching is H related.

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WilsoInAus

90% of people will get HSV-1 and it doesn’t cause eye twitching. There are numerous issues to cause eye twitching, herpes had never been suggested as one of them.

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useless

Everyone experiences eye twitching but when its more than usual then I think its H related. Too much if a coincidence dont you think ?

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hopeing

I get eye twitching as well, never had it before HSV2. I also think I may have spread it to my eye.

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harmed by 0ΔNLS

Eye twitching is almost always harmless on its own but if it were herpes which is not impossible you'd probably have other symptoms in your eye besides twitching, so it's probably nothing.

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2 hours ago, hopeing said:

I get eye twitching as well, never had it before HSV2. I also think I may have spread it to my eye.

Look at it this way. Assume someone has eye twitching and has hsv. There are two possibilities; they had eye twitching before hsv or they had it after hsv.
There's essentially a 50/50 chance of either of those two possibilities. So getting eye twitching after hsv is not a strong indicator that it is from hsv.

Could hsv on the eyelid cause it to twitch? Yes, that's possible, but why would you jump to that conclusion given that there are so many other reasons why the eyelid can twitch?

The likelihood that your twitching eyelid is from hsv is very low.

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hopeing

I've also had other symptoms in my eye. Including vision deterioration and at times total loss of ability to focus.

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40 minutes ago, hopeing said:

I've also had other symptoms in my eye. Including vision deterioration and at times total loss of ability to focus.

The same logic applies since there are multiple reasons, I'm sure, why these other symptoms can occur other than hsv. If I had these symptoms I would see an eye doctor. Have you done so?

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6 minutes ago, hopeing said:

No, I kinda figured i'd wait it out.

OK, just keep an eye on it (pun intended).  :)

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