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Old 10-02-2019, 01:56 AM
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Just wondering if any of you have experienced this.....in the last several months my eyes twitch uncontrollably. I have noticed it more and more when I am talking to people. No one has said anything to me about it but it is frustrating and really starting to make me feel self-conscious. I turned 50 this summer so I am not sure if it is a getting old thing or something medical to be concerned about.


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Old 10-02-2019, 02:13 AM
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Iíve had that off and on and my doctor told me it was just a nerve.
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Old 10-02-2019, 02:22 AM
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Same with Catlove. But I blame it on my MIL visiting!
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Old 10-02-2019, 02:27 AM
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My left one does fairly frequently, but I know the reason. I fell in middle school and gashed my face right in the middle of my eyebrow. The gash was about four inches long and over and inch wide. I had a great ER doctor and flight nurse who stitched me up with two or three layers of stitches as the gash was almost to the bone. Ever since then I have had eye twitches and headaches right around my scar. My pediatrician told my mom and I the nerves just no longer connect correctly and Iíll probably have a bit of a twitch the rest of my life. Thankfully the scar has shrunk over time and is carefully hidden in my eyebrow hair most of the time.

Oh yeah, the fact I wore glasses actually saved my left eye from being destroyed that day. My ďscratch proofĒ lenses were completely destroyed in the accident.

I sure learned my lesson about sitting on handrails that day.
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Old 10-02-2019, 02:30 AM
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when I am over tired. Sometimes it happens if I am stressed. MIL can cause it


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Mine usually starts in March
Old 10-02-2019, 03:04 AM
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And continues until schoolís out. Iím really not joking.
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Old 10-02-2019, 03:39 AM
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It could be low potassium. If you drink a lot of water or are on a diuretic type of medication, it could be running your potassium levels low which can cause this type of thing. Mention it to you doctor but in the meantime eat lots of potassium rich foods (bananas, spinach, beans, potatoes) and see if it helps at all.

I know because I had this for years until, after I started taking hydrochlorothiazide, my doctor started testing my potassium levels and realized I was low. When I started taking a potassium supplement, my eye twitch went away.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:22 AM
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Iíve got the twitch, too. Always my right eye. It is rathe4 bothersome, but nothing I can control.
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Old 10-02-2019, 07:58 AM
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My eye twitching is always related to times of stress. It happened when I was teaching and also when my mother was dying.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:04 AM
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I blame the government.


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Old 10-02-2019, 02:44 PM
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We recognize it as a sign of stress at my school. It happens to most of us at some time or another. I've got one eye twitching last week and this week and I also have a lot on my plate right now, so I believe it's stress.
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Old 10-02-2019, 03:39 PM
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uggghhhhh...i've got that happening right now in my right eye--for a couple days.

i've looked in the mirror before, and it's the bottom eyelid, not the eye, and it isn't very noticeable to others.

i've read that it's from lack of sleep---that's true for me---hopefully tonight is the night i get all the good make up sleep.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:40 PM
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Iíve figured out a few issues that cause my eye twitches . . .
  • overtired
  • certain children
  • state testing
  • low magnesium
  • my EX husband
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Old 10-02-2019, 06:56 PM
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Yes! Both of my eyes started doing it constantly and my doctor said to stop drinking caffeinated drinks. I tried Botox and that helped tremendously. It has been doing it again, so I really needed this post today too.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:07 PM
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Mine twitches when I've had too much caffeine.
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:46 PM
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That has happened to me and my eye Dr. said that it is just stress. That said, IMO if you're worried about it I would just make an appointment. If nothing else it will give you peace of mind.
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