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Twitching eyelid

(19 Posts)
Tea1Sugar Mon 22-Dec-14 19:21:05

It's driving me nuts and it only started a few hours ago! The bottom lid kind of spasms every second for a minute or two then stops, I think it's over, then it comes back. Not painful just bloody annoying. I want to avoid googling but what is it?!.

watchamc Mon 22-Dec-14 19:23:29

I get it in my top lid and its always at times of extreme tiredness and or stress. Very annoying but harmless afaik.

helensburgh Mon 22-Dec-14 19:25:37

Defiantly due to stress or tiredness. X

GlitzAndGigglesx Mon 22-Dec-14 19:26:05

I had this a few weeks ago. It was happening for pretty much 2 days straight. I did Google it because I'm a hypochondriac and it said its down to stress, exhaustion and caffeine intake. All sounded about right

hugoagogo Mon 22-Dec-14 19:27:57

I have it sometimes if I'm v tired too.

TheSpottedZebra Mon 22-Dec-14 19:28:49

Yup, happens to me when I am very... stressed or tired!

It's horrid, isn't it? Hope you're back to normal soon.

MissCardew Mon 22-Dec-14 19:32:28

Oooh I've had this on and off for years but this particular bout has been going on for about two weeks. Mine is related to tiredness and stress and it's sooooo annoying confused. Massaging around your eyes can sometimes help or as other posters have said, it generally goes naturally within a few days.

eatyourveg Mon 22-Dec-14 19:44:42

Another one who gets it when over tired

Tea1Sugar Mon 22-Dec-14 19:54:59

Well I do have an 8mo who thinks it's cool to start the day at 4.45am.

lunalovegood84 Mon 22-Dec-14 21:18:55

I get it occasionally, seems to be random with me. Really annoying isn't it? It should go away in a few hours by itself.

321zerobaby Mon 22-Dec-14 21:22:27

Magnesium deficiency, caused by stress usually.

hoppus Mon 22-Dec-14 21:26:50

I get this too, always in the same eye. Tiredness as everyone else has mentioned, also when I am a bit dehydrated. Pressing on it seems to help temporarily

mawinter Mon 22-Dec-14 21:30:59

Another cause could be too much salt in your diet.

saveoursouls Mon 22-Dec-14 21:37:54

Feeling much relieved now, as I've had the same on the upper lid of one eye, for days now. Looks like something is pulling my lid out wards and feels bloody weird. Makes me quite self conscious too as convinced it's very obvious! I've had a stressful few weeks though....roll on 2015 and less twitchy lid weirdness for us all.

Viviennemary Mon 22-Dec-14 21:39:32

I get it from time to time. And was told it was tiredness and stress as everyone has said. Hope 2015 is a better year.

Clobbered Mon 22-Dec-14 21:42:07

Another vote for tiredness / stress. I get it quite often, and sometimes elsewhere - usually leg muscles. REALLY annoying isn't it?!

Tea1Sugar Tue 23-Dec-14 11:53:48

Sooo annoying!! Piss off weird eye flicker.

EmNetta Wed 24-Dec-14 22:05:46

When I had this, GP suggested doing some rapid blinking for as long as possible, and this did help (when I remembered).

saveoursouls Fri 09-Jan-15 13:39:25

Ooh thanks, will try that next time it reappears....though it disappeared entirely over Christmas when I was on holiday and not stressed....sure it'll return though!

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