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Flickering eyelid - why does this happen?

(23 Posts)
willow2 Fri 21-Apr-06 20:32:51

My eye's been really twitchy for the past week or so and it is driving me nuts. What causes this and what can I do to sort it out? Suggestions please, on a postcard...

CHICagoMUM Fri 21-Apr-06 20:33:22

Oh I'd like to know too as I get this alot.

sparkler1 Fri 21-Apr-06 20:33:49

I've been getting a twitchy eye too. Makes me wonder if people think I'm winking at them . I thought it was down to tireness???

SoupDragon Fri 21-Apr-06 20:33:51

I find that it stops as soon as I look in a mirror to see what it looks like!!

sparkler1 Fri 21-Apr-06 20:34:07

tiredness even

cupcakes Fri 21-Apr-06 20:34:35


marthamoo Fri 21-Apr-06 20:38:04

Tiredness and stress. So you can sort that out no problem then .

mancmum Fri 21-Apr-06 20:38:35

tiredness and stress are main causes.. also wrong prescription glasses and dry eyes... just had it really badly and last 2 were the cause!

MeggLeVache Fri 21-Apr-06 20:39:58

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janeite Fri 21-Apr-06 21:37:21

I got this when we moved house a couple of months ago. It stopped after about a week but was very weird at the time!

hunkermunker Fri 21-Apr-06 21:38:28

Early sign of rabies. Or woodworm.

CHICagoMUM Fri 21-Apr-06 21:39:41

Tiredness and stress eh. Explains alot .

busybusybee Fri 21-Apr-06 21:41:54

Tiredness and stress

I also read it is caused by too much looking at a computer screen..........

CHICagoMUM Fri 21-Apr-06 21:42:40

Explains even more .

festiveface Fri 21-Apr-06 21:47:48

stress causes it with me

jalopy Fri 21-Apr-06 21:49:58

I get this. Usually caused by stress or tiredness. Can go on for days then stop for months. Strange.

sparkler1 Sat 22-Apr-06 11:08:28

PMSL @ Hunkermunker

willow2 Sat 03-Jun-06 20:52:06

This is still going on... should I be concerned?

Littlefish Sat 03-Jun-06 21:13:52

I saw my gp about this only last week (was actually there about something else, so just mentioned it!) He confirmed what others have said, that it is caused by tiredness and stress and is not an indication of anything more sinister. I've had it for over a month now - it seems to be worse when I drive.

sfxmum Sat 03-Jun-06 21:19:29

another tiredness and stress doomed to have it

DumbledoresGirl Sat 03-Jun-06 21:21:11

I have been getting this lately too. Is it only in one eye Willow? It is for me.

southeastastra Sat 03-Jun-06 21:34:19

Ive had twitchy eye for about 6 weeks now, bizarre, one eye, i must spend too much time on this! its so annoying

imaginaryfriend Sat 03-Jun-06 21:52:26

Tiredness. Definitely. I also feel like there's lots of pressure behind my forehead which I think is also tiredness.

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