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Twitching to stop?

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SilverHawk Wed 20-Dec-17 18:56:22

Luckily it's the lower one so it doesn't look as if I'm winking at people.
I know that it's probably because I am tired an stressed but that's not going to change over the next few days.
What is your remedy?

holidayqueriwifi Wed 20-Dec-17 18:57:48


RestingGrinchFace Wed 20-Dec-17 18:58:39

Keep your eyes closed as much as you can.

SilverHawk Wed 20-Dec-17 19:00:21

I agree with sleep but that's not going to happen sad
Does keeping it shut help? It's not a dry eye.

danTDM Wed 20-Dec-17 19:03:24

As far as I was aware it means you are tired. It always does with me anyway.

You just have to sleep. Sorry, not helpful flowers

PurpleDaisies Wed 20-Dec-17 19:04:23

Cut caffeine out. I used to get this a lot and when I had to give up caffeine (migraines), it stopped.

BeingATwatItsABingThing Wed 20-Dec-17 19:04:28

I get this a lot. To be honest, I get shakey a lot.

I find that mine can last all day until I sleep.

JMAngel1 Wed 20-Dec-17 19:05:37

I get this all the time but always my upper left eyelid - drives me crazy. I lay off the caffeine, drink loads of water, give it a good massage all around the peri orbital area and try to get to bed as early as possible.

Finola1step Wed 20-Dec-17 19:06:34

I get twitchy eye. The 3 best things are sleep, reduce caffeine and drink more water. Even if you can't do the first two, definitely up your water intake.

SilverHawk Wed 20-Dec-17 19:07:42

I'd love to give up caffeine but I don't drink any.
I will try the massage, it might untangle the nerves.

TheIntrovertedMum Wed 20-Dec-17 19:09:54

I feel your pain @SilverHawk my eye has been twitching since Monday and it's the upper eyelid! Eye drops helped too as well as cutting caffeine and sleeping more

SilverHawk Wed 20-Dec-17 19:18:37

The answer it water! Of course! That, I can do. I'm not a fan of hot drinks so I'm probably not drinking enough.
I will try and sleep but

Fellia Wed 20-Dec-17 19:34:21

I have this OP - it’s infuriating!!

Water is your friend.

CigarsofthePharoahs Wed 20-Dec-17 19:48:33

I had this constantly for three weeks solid once. Eventually persuaded it to stop by using chilled cucumber slices and teaspoons I'd put in the fridge.

CauliflowerSqueeze Wed 20-Dec-17 19:52:44

I got this in my thumb a few years ago. Kept jerking around driving me mad.

The GP said to totally ignore it and it will stop. So I did. And it did.

Maybe ignoring it will work for your eye too?

SexualTyrannosaurus Wed 20-Dec-17 19:52:49

Magnesium supplement works for me

SilverHawk Wed 10-Jan-18 22:34:30

Update. Sure enough, it did stop as soon as people were fed and I had a lazy Boxing day.
Unfortunately it kicked in again today. I went and got the magnesium supplements. Downed one and so far so good. Thank you SexTyanno

PerfectlySymmetricalButtocks Wed 10-Jan-18 22:37:43

Yes, shut your eyes for a few minutes. I have terrible eyesight and used to work in a call centre for a charity. We used the Yellow Pages, and one day my eyelid started twitching terribly. Sitting with my eyes shut for 20 minutes got rid of it.

themymble Wed 10-Jan-18 22:38:52

I used to get this and someone told me to eat bananas, so I did and it worked. May well have been coincidence (and the fact they have magnesium in) but if you like bananas no harm done!

Usuallytootiredbuthappyanyway Wed 10-Jan-18 22:48:25

When I get this I try to use optrex spray, my eye doesn’t feel dry but the spray definitely helps

SilverHawk Wed 10-Jan-18 22:48:50

Aha! I hate bananas, even the smell of them blush
Perhaps it is magnesium?

Gingernaut Wed 10-Jan-18 22:51:24

Stress, tiredness and poor food choices all trigger mine.

Try to look after yourself and yes, a general vitamin and mineral supplement will do you good. One of those A-Z ones.

PerfectlySymmetricalButtocks Thu 11-Jan-18 10:09:16

Poor food choices? Mine always seems to come on if I'm tired or straining my eyes.

Gingernaut Thu 11-Jan-18 10:11:13

I suspect mine is tiredness, but, for me, the three things have to come together.

Lazy, junk food choices, tiredness and stress are my triggers.

Everybody's different though.

BrutusMcDogface Thu 11-Jan-18 10:11:44

Mine have been twitching like crazy for weeks, both of them. I think I get enough sleep. I've cut down drastically on caffeine, and drink loads of water!

Sorry, I can't help! grin

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