Make an appointment:
(i.e. Dermatologists)

Why does my mouth shake?

Does this make any kind of sense? My mouth is shaking. It is my lips and the areas around my lips. They are shaking and even though you can't see it I know that it is happening. Almost like a twitch. Does this sound familiar?
It is definitely possible to develop twitching of muscles, in any part of the body including around the lips and mouth. Sometimes the twitch or tremor can be so subtle that it is hard to see but can definitely be felt by the person that it experiencing it. Most of the time, these tremors or twitching are isolated, and they are often related to muscle strain or fatigue. For example, if you notice that the twitching tends to develop later in the day or after you have been sleep-deprived for what ever reason, then this is probably what is going on. In these cases, which represent by far the largest percentage of muscle twitches, the treatment is working on reducing stress and fatigue, getting plenty of sleep, etc. If you find that the twitching goes away completely when you are well rested, then there is probably not any reason to be too worried. You should see your primary care doctor about this issue. He or she can make sure there is no evidence of weakness or twitching that is more generalized throughout the body, which might be a sign of a more significant medical problem requiring additional workup.
This answer is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.
If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or (in the United States) 911 immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. Medical professionals who provide responses to health-related questions are intended third party beneficiaries with certain rights under Zocdoc’s Terms of Service.

Nearby Doctors

  • Dr. Sitha Miller
    Dr. Sitha Miller MD
    Primary Care Doctor
    Avg Rec:
    9390 E Central Ave
    Wichita, KS 67206

Other Doctors

  • Dr. Halina Stec
    Dr. Halina Stec MD
    Primary Care Doctor
    Avg Rec:
    115 Nassau Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11222
  • Dr. Shamim Shakibai
    Dr. Shamim Shakibai MD
    Primary Care Doctor
    Avg Rec:
    6801 Park Terrace Dr
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
  • Dr. Julie Norley
    Dr. Julie Norley DO
    Primary Care Doctor
    Avg Rec:
    7534 E 2nd Street
    Scottsdale, AZ 85251