Symptoms of Meige syndrome include:

  • excessive and uncontrollable blinking
  • muscle spasms around the eyes causing them to close
  • inability to re-open the eyes
  • dry eyes
  • eyes sensitive to light
  • muscle spasms in the jaw causing the mouth to open or close
  • muscle spasms that pull the mouth or tongue into different positions
  • difficulty opening or closing the mouth
  • difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • tremor
  • pain

Stress and anxiety are known to exacerbate the symptoms.