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    How can I stop my eye twitching?? been doing it for almost a month and it is driving me nuts

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    I had this all day yesterday, my right eye (well, the eyelid) was involuntarily twitching all day long and it was seriously getting on my nerves. My mate suggested I should shut it (the eye, not my mouth lol) for a while but that didn't do anything. Went to sleep and have been fine all day today. It's something I get periodically but never get around to mentioning it to a doctor.

    (Apologies for this completely unhelpful, but sympathetic post)
    Edited by: "cookiemonster83" 24th Jul 2010

    Get your teeth checked. & look Here

    Have your eye removed. It's the only option

    Go and see your Doctor - a month is far too long.

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    cookiemonster83

    I had this all day yesterday, my right eye (well, the eyelid) was … I had this all day yesterday, my right eye (well, the eyelid) was involuntarily twitching all day long and it was seriously getting on my nerves. My mate suggested I should shut it (the eye, not my mouth lol) for a while but that didn't do anything. Went to sleep and have been fine all day today. It's something I get periodically but never get around to mentioning it to a doctor.(Apologies for this completely unhelpful, but sympathetic post)



    lol thank you! it's my right eye too, lower eyelid and if I look in the mirror I can actually see it moving

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    moob

    Go and see your Doctor - a month is far too long.



    I feel a bit silly going in about a twitch

    sorry not much help , but bet ya getting loadsa dates ? all those boys thinking your winking at them !X) ( sorry , lame i know !! ...................i;ll get my coat ! cough !)

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    CFC_Mark

    Have your eye removed. It's the only option



    oO

    kirsty1981

    I feel a bit silly going in about a twitch



    Better than going in with an 'itch ' oO

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    dontasciime

    Get your teeth checked. & look Here



    thanks I'll have a read up ta x

    kirsty1981

    I feel a bit silly going in about a twitch



    Yeah but, what's your other option, let it twitch forever? It could be something serious, just get it checked out.

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    shopstilldrops

    sorry not much help , but bet ya getting loadsa dates ? all those boys … sorry not much help , but bet ya getting loadsa dates ? all those boys thinking your winking at them !X) ( sorry , lame i know !! ...................i;ll get my coat ! cough !)



    no dates but lots of odd looks lol, I'm getting paranoid and keep putting my hand over my eye x

    no seriously now its probably a trapped nerve !, if you dont want to go the docs then maybe go to an optician and se if they can help

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    moob

    Yeah but, what's your other option, let it twitch forever? It could be … Yeah but, what's your other option, let it twitch forever? It could be something serious, just get it checked out.



    I'll have a read of that link above and if nothing helps I'll pop and see dr monday, ta for advice x

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    shopstilldrops

    no seriously now its probably a trapped nerve !, if you dont want to go … no seriously now its probably a trapped nerve !, if you dont want to go the docs then maybe go to an optician and se if they can help



    ta x

    I used to get this with my right eye lid , I think it was the upper lid .I put it down to stress .Problems at work or sometimes to much work would set it away . Never lasted for a month though .
    You need to de-stress ! Chill out and have a holiday !

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    dontasciime

    Get your teeth checked. & look Here



    why my teeth? lol

    I agree that you should see your doctor just to get it checked, but I don't think it's anything to worry about. I had something like this for quite a while, but it eventually disappeared spontaneously of its own accord. I have also had other health 'conditions' that lasted for ages (occasionally months) and that I thought were permanent or semi-permanent, which all went away by themselves without treatment. Hopefully yours will be the same, but check it out anyway. If you're in London or not too far from here, or if you're prepared to travel, perhaps request your doctor to refer you to one of the best eye hospitals in the world: Moorfields Eye Hospital. Having said that, I understand that it's more an eyelid than an eye issue (though I'm sure that Moorfields would be happy to help) and this may be a last resort as I honestly think that this will go away soon.

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    ricko

    I used to get this with my right eye lid , I think it was the upper lid … I used to get this with my right eye lid , I think it was the upper lid .I put it down to stress .Problems at work or sometimes to much work would set it away . Never lasted for a month though .You need to de-stress ! Chill out and have a holiday !



    would love another holiday, got to wait till next year now though lol. it says on that website it can be stress or fatigue.

    watched too many porn videos?

    lol just kidding, it's probably several factors. stress, eye strain and tiredness (too much coffee?) does trigger it. try to relax and think of other nicer things you could be doing right now.

    I get it when I'm tired.

    SuperEd

    ask harry redknapp ?

    Over The Knee

    I agree that you should see your doctor just to get it checked, but I … I agree that you should see your doctor just to get it checked, but I don't think it's anything to worry about. I had something like this for quite a while, but it eventually disappeared spontaneously of its own accord. I have also had other health 'conditions' that lasted for ages (occasionally months) and that I thought were permanent or semi-permanent, which all went away by themselves without treatment. Hopefully yours will be the same, but check it out anyway. If you're in London or not too far from here, or if you're prepared to travel, perhaps request your doctor to refer you to one of the best eye hospitals in the world: Moorfields Eye Hospital. Having said that, I understand that it's more an eyelid than an eye issue (though I'm sure that Moorfields would be happy to help) and this may be a last resort as I honestly think that this will go away soon.




    No point in going to see GP. Instead make appt to see optician. Normal occurence in late teens when stressed, eg.g exam time.

    Whatever, just make sure you get it checked out properly and don't assume anything

    Hi I had this happen when I split from my hubby, was told it was a nervous thingy and the doctor put me on beta blockers, they worked within a couple of days and ive never been bothered by it since, didn't need to take any more tablets. hth

    You haven't been suffering any migraines, have you? The two seem connected. Try cutting out the cheese, caffeine, chocolate and red wine for a bit, see if it makes things better.

    dxx

    You haven't been suffering any migraines, have you? The two seem … You haven't been suffering any migraines, have you? The two seem connected. Try cutting out the cheese, caffeine, chocolate and red wine for a bit, see if it makes things better.



    That's a really good post, these things really do help ;-)

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    no cheese never drink tea or coffee only water all day long hardly any chocolate and never touch red wine I'm starting to think its a nerve thing as I'm now noticing its every time I blink I twitch several times

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    dxx

    You haven't been suffering any migraines, have you? The two seem … You haven't been suffering any migraines, have you? The two seem connected. Try cutting out the cheese, caffeine, chocolate and red wine for a bit, see if it makes things better.




    no migraines or headaches just the stupid twitch in my eye, my 6 year old son can see it and said its like a heartbeat lol

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    snowflake

    Hi I had this happen when I split from my hubby, was told it was a … Hi I had this happen when I split from my hubby, was told it was a nervous thingy and the doctor put me on beta blockers, they worked within a couple of days and ive never been bothered by it since, didn't need to take any more tablets. hth



    did you stay on the tablets or have you came off them??

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    Over The Knee

    I agree that you should see your doctor just to get it checked, but I … I agree that you should see your doctor just to get it checked, but I don't think it's anything to worry about. I had something like this for quite a while, but it eventually disappeared spontaneously of its own accord. I have also had other health 'conditions' that lasted for ages (occasionally months) and that I thought were permanent or semi-permanent, which all went away by themselves without treatment. Hopefully yours will be the same, but check it out anyway. If you're in London or not too far from here, or if you're prepared to travel, perhaps request your doctor to refer you to one of the best eye hospitals in the world: Moorfields Eye Hospital. Having said that, I understand that it's more an eyelid than an eye issue (though I'm sure that Moorfields would be happy to help) and this may be a last resort as I honestly think that this will go away soon.

    iglimpse

    [quote=Over The Knee] I agree that you should see your doctor just to get … [quote=Over The Knee] I agree that you should see your doctor just to get it checked, but I don't think it's anything to worry about. I had something like this for quite a while, but it eventually disappeared spontaneously of its own accord. I have also had other health 'conditions' that lasted for ages (occasionally months) and that I thought were permanent or semi-permanent, which all went away by themselves without treatment. Hopefully yours will be the same, but check it out anyway. If you're in London or not too far from here, or if you're prepared to travel, perhaps request your doctor to refer you to one of the best eye hospitals in the world: Moorfields Eye Hospital. Having said that, I understand that it's more an eyelid than an eye issue (though I'm sure that Moorfields would be happy to help) and this may be a last resort as I honestly think that this will go away soon.



    I'm way passed exam time I've just turned 29 no stress to mention apart from day to day life with 2 boys 6 and 3 yrs

    beeen there, done that, its a Zinc and Magnesium deficiency
    Edited by: "Alfonse" 24th Jul 2010

    Alfonse

    beeen there, done that, its a Zinc and Magnesium deficiency



    No it's not.

    I get that when I stress too much.
    take time off from work, sleep well and it should be ok.

    Alfonse

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUK375&&sa=X&ei=l1RMTKT4GpSM0gT65M2FCw&ved=0CBUQvwUoAQ&q=eye+twitch+zinc&spell=1http://www.nativeremedies.com/ailment/involuntary-chronic-eye-twitching.htmlhttp://www.healthboards.com/boards/showthread.php?t=156049tomorrows winner after time[b]/b]




    What you quote is opinions, not evidence.(Holland and Barrett level). Eye twitch occurs in many people at sometime in their life, it comes and goes.

    When it does stop, you could just as easily assume it was because you took a laxative that day, as taking magnesium (probably a lot cheaper too).
    Edited by moderator: "removing ref to personal insult" 28th Jul 2010

    iglimpse

    What you quote is opinions, not evidence.(Holland and Barrett level). … What you quote is opinions, not evidence.(Holland and Barrett level). Eye twitch occurs in many people at sometime in their life, it comes and goes. When it does stop, you could just as easily assume it was because you took a laxative that day, as taking magnesium (probably a lot cheaper too).



    shut up, well then I suppose most doctors and GPs are wrong, I shall let them know that your vast medical expertise is superior to theirs, on my way to A&E in abit and will let you know the response.
    Edited by: "Alfonse" 28th Jul 2010

    oO You going to AE with an eye twitch ?? You deserve a 6 hour wait with that one!

    NHS Direct would have saved you a lot more time

    You can quote all sorts of quack sites that recommend whatever they sell to cure this.

    Funnily enough we don't prescribe magnesium (except in rare kidney diseases). Eye twitch will go by itself, whatever you do.

    please don't forget to let me know the response from AE
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