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Facial tic
Posted By Thomas Holland on October 29, 1998 at 19:44:18:

I have a facial tic.  It was diagnosed a hemi-facial spasm.  I have had it for 3 years now.  The neurologist said it was caused by a blood vessel rubbing up against a nerve and causing the nerve to fire.  He said my options were:
1)  Do nothing a hope that it goes away.
2)  A botulisim injection into the face to deaden the muscle.
3)  Brain surgery to seperate the vein and the nerve.
I opted for number one and did some research on my own.  In one health book it claimed that dolemite (calcium) would help.  I tried calcium and sometimes that seems to help.  Bananas seem to help also ( the potassium?).  I have tried pressure therapy and accupunctiure.  All with only mild success.  I have made an appointment for the botulism injection.  Do I have any other options?
Thank you
Thom Holland
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