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Don't want to google as that is always a bad idea

(20 Posts)
TheOriginalFAB Mon 20-Jun-11 12:12:12

My eye keeps twitching/flickering. I have to go to work soon, that is wrong?

HarrietJones Mon 20-Jun-11 13:00:05

It's often a stress thing?

tiggersreturn Mon 20-Jun-11 14:09:03

I get it with dryness in the winter. If you're worried make a GP appointment.

speculationisrife Mon 20-Jun-11 14:12:18

D'you mean your eye*lid*. I get this when I'm tired/stressed/drunk too much coffee. I once had a twitching upper eyelid for two months after I started a new job - not constant, it came and went, but I'd have several episodes a day. Is this the kind of thing you mean...?

Flyonthewindscreen Mon 20-Jun-11 14:18:37

Do you mean your eye-lid? Mine twitch when I'm really tired.

TheOriginalFAB Mon 20-Jun-11 16:39:36

Yes, eye lid blush. It is quite annoying.

ConnorTraceptive Mon 20-Jun-11 16:41:28

I get that when I'm tired or stressed. I used to get it alot when I had PND. I googled alot at the time and I think it was one of the few things that didn't mean death was immenent!

DBennett Mon 20-Jun-11 20:47:23

It's pretty common and is almost always nothing to worry about.

Lack of sleep and excess of stimulants seem to be the chief causes.

Worth bearing in mind that although it can seem a large movement to you, hardly anyone else will notice it looking at you.

DooinMeCleanin Mon 20-Jun-11 20:49:09

DH is convincd it is too do with epilepsy and means you definitely have it and are about to have a fit. DH is a hypochondriac.

I get it often. It's nothing. just over tired/stressed etc. It goes away on it's own.

TheOriginalFAB Mon 20-Jun-11 20:51:22

Definitely must be over tiredness as I don't drink tea, coffee or anything with stimulants.

KilledBill Tue 21-Jun-11 09:29:10

Stress is a major cause but also sitting infront of computer screens for too long can cause it.

PrinceHumperdink Tue 21-Jun-11 09:31:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SockMunkee Tue 21-Jun-11 09:32:29

I get it if I am over tired and stressed.

WowOoo Tue 21-Jun-11 09:40:12

Tiredness always does that to me.
Sometimes it's days after I've been stressed and worn out.

I drink coffee all the time. I only get it when I haven't had enough sleep.
Hope it stops soon.
Do you find yourself talking to people and thinking 'Can they notice my face is twitching?'
I scrunch up my eyes and then release - apparently this is a good exercise for it...

squeaver Tue 21-Jun-11 09:46:01

Eat a banana. It's a potassium deficiency.

Chandon Tue 21-Jun-11 09:55:20

I get that when tired.

TheOriginalFAB Tue 21-Jun-11 10:14:57

Just had a banana.

Ephiny Tue 21-Jun-11 10:26:16

I get it sometimes, seems to be related to stress/tiredness/eye-strain. It's very common, and really unlikely to be a sign of anything serious!

TheOriginalFAB Tue 21-Jun-11 11:31:38

Had a banana. Still going. Not worried, it is just annoying.

TheOriginalFAB Tue 21-Jun-11 18:37:21

My bottom lid is flickering now confused.

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