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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Jan 20,2002,14:11   Archive
I just read on the Spasmodic Dysponia bb a post by Gary Lea (Jan 17, 16:13 "Of course its in our heads, but beyond our control") who is a Clinical Psychologist in BC. He diagnosed beb in a patient and sent him/her back to their doctor for further medical investigations. We need more people like Gary - I was told (more or less) "it was in my head" and even for a back condition years ago the same was suggested!

June in Toronto (beb/meige)




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Basal Ganglia & 7th. Cranial Nerve ...

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Posted by Moderator-JB , Jan 20,2002,16:16 Top of Thread Archive
June:

Good answer! The Basal Ganglia of the Brain seems to be the center of the problem.

Here is an interesting site that gives you a good idea of the areas enervated by the 7th. Cranial Nerve which is the pathway for the incorrect signals from the Basal Ganglia to muscles surrounding the eye and in some, facial areas too.


If you've found a pressure point that helps control spasms you'll probably find the area shown here.

http://info.med.yale.edu/caim/cnerves/cn7/cn7_6.html

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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Jan 20,2002,18:58 Top of Thread Archive
A great link, Judy, thanks for posting it.

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Posted by Ruth D. Barth , Jan 23,2002,08:50 Top of Thread Archive
Dear Judy and June:

Although very technical that Yale University information and pictures are very interesting. I found another web site on AOL that I saved as "Eye Spasms" on which most of the comments of the writers concerned eyelid fluttering rather than blepharospasm. These comments are annoyingly humorous, because noone seems to take the subject seriously but one person wrote in saying that when he removes his glasses around his ears his fluttering has stopped. Apparently he attaches them some other way. Could that have anything to so with the motor nucleus of the facial nerve being there? Just a thought.




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Posted by June in Toronto (June Floyd,June in Toronto), Jan 23,2002,19:02 Top of Thread Archive
Its all a bit too technical for me, Ruth -- maybe that fellow's glasses around his ears were so.....tight it pulled at his eyelids:-) (only joking). Maybe you could post that AOL web site for people to look at. Maybe Judy can answer your question.

June in Toronto (beb/meige) where it was very mild today -almost like Spring.




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