HELP! My eye can't stop twitching!

SPINOFF... sort of.

It started twitching about 3 weeks ago. I went to the opthomologist and she said my eye is fine and that is it probably due to 3 things-- stress, lack of sleep, and high caffeine intake. It is probably due to a combination of these.

I'm getting enough sleep, but I don't know if it is a deep enough sleep. I've elimated all caffeine out of my already low to non-caffeine diet. I got a massage and started taking yoga again.

Are the any tips that you would like to share?
oh this drives me carzy when it happens to me. Someone told me to eat green peppers to help stop it I don't know if it really works or not but it's worth a shot.







I don't really have any tips but I get this too. It starts suddenly, lasts for a few days and then goes away. I don't change anything that I'm aware of.

Dr. Dean Edell periodically gets calls to his radio show on this topic as well. I can't recall him ever giving a definate "cure" for the affliction.
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I thought you were supposed to consume quinine when your eye won't stop twitching.
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Thank you so much for the advice. I will take these into consideration.

Anyone else? I will take what I can get. It is driving me crazy. Thanks.
No advice. It happens to me, usually lasts 4-6 weeks, drives me nuts. I think it's stress for me.

I wonder if Botox would work?

Anyway, if there's a way to make it stop, I'd sure love to know too.
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I've had it several times in my life when I was under a lot of stress. It went away when my stress was lessened.
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This happens to my husband. It has happened at high-stress times, but also during times when he wasn't stressed much at all. We discovered that during those times, he was drinking too much caffeine. So I am not much help at all, as I have no new advice to give, but good luck!!
I HATE that.
I used to get the twitches all the time,but eliminating caffeine has really worked for me.
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In November the outer corner of my left eye started twitching whenever I blinked my eye and continued for about a month. Now, the muscle there seems to be in sort of a permanently contracted state or at least the muscles there are slow to respond to my eye blinking. It's not noticeable when you look at me, but I can definitely feel it.

Sorry, I don't have any advice. I've heard it can be stress related or due to being tired. :shrugs: I've always just let it resolve itself in the past. I've never correlated it with caffeine intake since I'm not a coffee drinker and don't drink any other caffeinated drinks with any regularity, but I guess it could happen.
The eye twitching thing happens to me when I get greatly stressed. It will go on for weeks (months even) after the stress is gone. It does eventually go away though.
This has been happening to me too, mostly with my right eye, but both eyes seem to be affected.

I thought it was my contacts, but I guess it can be from fatigue, stress and too much caffeine as well. The good thing is that no one knows it's happening except you, but still...it's bothesome.
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Jada,

The link below will take you to a message board about eye twitching. If you read through the visitor's comments you will find "treatments" that have worked for some (and didn't work for others). If you have the time, check it out.

We aren't alone.

http://www.blogd.com/archives/000253.html
Jada,

The link below will take you to a message board about eye twitching. If you read through the visitor's comments you will find "treatments" that have worked for some (and didn't work for others). If you have the time, check it out.

We aren't alone.

http://www.blogd.com/archives/000253.html
Originally Posted by Ava79

Thanks Ava.

ETA: I've read some of the cures and plan on implementing. I'm going to the store to get some Moisture Eyes, because I think because I'm a contact lens wearer dry eyes might be the culprit. Later on, I'll purchase the supplements and start limiting the caffeine.
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i heard it was caused by dehydration.
i heard it was caused by dehydration.
Originally Posted by zmanzzzz
Could be. There was someone on that blog that said they cured their twitching by three to four 20oz glasses of water a day.

So far the Moisture Eyes seems to be working a bit. The twitching has calmed down somewhat.
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