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KittyRockstar Sat 13-Jun-20 19:31:15

Hi just wondering if anyone has experienced eye twitching before. It's my eyelid and it's been like it on and off for four weeks now. It seems to be getting worse and I'm getting really worried now as it's so distracting. I've heard it can be stress related. Any advice please?

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WeakandWobbly Sat 13-Jun-20 19:33:19

It's called myokymia, and is completely harmless op.

HermioneWeasley Sat 13-Jun-20 19:34:03

Number one cause is too much caffeine, Second is stress.

I always know I’m not coping as well as I think I am when the eye twitch starts.

LikeSilentRaindrops Sat 13-Jun-20 19:34:19

I get it when I’m sleep deprived / stressed - only thing that ever works for me is a proper bedtime routine of bath, Ovaltine drink, reasonable bedtime and some This Works spray on my pillow. It usually goes after a couple of days. Good luck!

KittyRockstar Sat 13-Jun-20 19:50:30

Thank you for your replies. I have had it before but not for this long. I'm panicking that it's not going to go away. I know I am sleep deprived lately so maybe it's that

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Calledyoulastnightfromglasgow Sat 13-Jun-20 19:51:40

Caffeine. Stress. Take magnesium

IKEA888 Sat 13-Jun-20 19:52:44

I've had this for weeks. harmless

Gwenhwyfar Sat 13-Jun-20 19:53:15

I get it when I'm tired or stressed. It's nothing to worry about.

Growingboys Sat 13-Jun-20 19:55:09

I get this when I'm tired, so quite often. I went to the doctor once as I had it for weeks and she said it was totally normal and would eventually go. It did.

Don't worry.

Mrsbclinton Sat 13-Jun-20 19:55:22

I get this when Im really tired, it drives me mad!
Try and get a few early nights and it should go away.

WotcherHarry Sun 14-Jun-20 20:16:55

I used to get this loads when I worked night shifts and sometimes on first dates - so it was caused by stress and anxiety for me! It’s super irritating though. Hope that it eases soon.

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