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For the love of God how do I get my eyelid to stop twitching?

(23 Posts)
TalkMeDownPlease Sat 09-Apr-16 08:32:08

Just that! Left eyelid has been twitching every couple of minutes or so for the last 2 days!angry
Obviously not painful but its drivng me crackers! Any random remedies out there?

TalkMeDownPlease Sat 09-Apr-16 08:32:54


semideponent Sat 09-Apr-16 08:35:43

I would eat bananas - aren't twitches a result of low potassium?

NicknameUsed Sat 09-Apr-16 08:40:04

My eyelid twitches when I haven't had enough sleep. So perhaps a few early nights are needed.

PinotEgregio Sat 09-Apr-16 08:42:58

More sleep and less caffeine.

<hopes OP isn't on night shift or similar>

Yika Sat 09-Apr-16 08:44:15

And cut down screen time.

TalkMeDownPlease Sat 09-Apr-16 09:02:33

Thanks for the repliessmile
Caffeine - I drink about 5 cups of tea per day, is that bad?
Sleep - had decent sleep recently so not that
Screen time - ah, too much MN? Time to put the Ipad down perhaps?!wink

HyacinthBouquetNo1 Sat 09-Apr-16 09:03:48

I think it is magnesium you need. I take it for my twitches and tinglings with my fibro.

TalkMeDownPlease Sat 09-Apr-16 09:08:10

Magnesium, OK, will look into that.
BTW thiswink is how my eyelid feels!
Sympathies to those who suffer in a more serious way.

Yika Sat 09-Apr-16 09:15:26

Screen time - I find my eye starts twitching like crazy after long days of intensive screen work.

hugoagogo Sat 09-Apr-16 10:17:13

I get this if I'm tired and stressed. It's so annoying and even more so because no one else ever notices.

More sleep, less mumsnet shock and yes a multivitamin wouldn't hurt.

cheapandcheerful Sat 09-Apr-16 10:19:30

I had this for a few months about 7 years ago. I changed jobs and it stopped overnight.

rubybleu Sat 09-Apr-16 12:14:56

Definitely try magnesium, I take this to stop eye twitching and foot cramps in bed

InsaneDame Sat 09-Apr-16 13:04:00

This is a better way of increasing magnesium levels -

Quite easy to buy in town too.

InsaneDame Sat 09-Apr-16 13:04:45

It's not an actual oil by the way, so doesn't leave you greasy.

TalkMeDownPlease Sat 09-Apr-16 20:48:06

Thanks for all the suggestions...a day away from screens and eyelid still twitching!
Am off to get me some magnesium! I knew you guys would come up with an answer, thank yousmilesmile
Will let you know if it helps.

TalkMeDownPlease Sat 09-Apr-16 20:50:35

InsaneDame do you reckon I could (carefully) spray that directly onto eyelid? Or would it be a general body spray to absorb the magnesium?
<completely clueless>

InsaneDame Sat 09-Apr-16 21:59:14

I wouldn't recommend you spray it near hour eyes, I suppose you could spray some on your hand and rub a little on the lid but if it is twitching due to magnesium deficiency then just spraying and massaging into your skin will do the job. The recommended dose is 10 - 20 sprays a day. So go for the higher dose to begin with. Good idea to make it your routine so spray on your body and massage in after a shower/bath or do it just before bed. (It's also supposed to improve sleep). I usually wash it off my hands though as it makes them feel a bit weird! You can use it orally to improve dental health but you are not supposed to swallow as can produce a laxative effect (hence why the spray is better than an oral supplement and also better absorbed through the skin than the gut).

InsaneDame Sat 09-Apr-16 21:59:58

*your, not hour

rubybleu Sat 09-Apr-16 22:09:36

You may as well soak in Epsom salts if you're going to spray stuff on your skin. Quite a bit cheaper as well.

TalkMeDownPlease Sat 09-Apr-16 22:10:13

Fab advice thanks smilethanks

GooodMythicalMorning Sat 09-Apr-16 22:11:01

magnesium spray helped stop my eye twitch and leg cramps at night.

GooodMythicalMorning Sat 09-Apr-16 22:12:33

one bit of advice do not spray onto freshly shaved legs! stings like hell.

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