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I feel silly for even putting this in health, but, if I went to the doctors with......

(43 Posts)
NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Fri 15-Aug-08 14:35:50

....a twitchy eye lid, would he actually be able to do anything? Is there anything I can do at home to stop it?

I am not one for going to the docs for every little thing, but my eye lid has been twitching for about 2 weeks, it is driving me absolutely crackers. It doesn't hurt, as far as I know I've not banged or knocked it or anything, it isn't noticable to anyone other than me, but it is constantly putting pressure on my eye ball. If it hadn't have gone on for so long I would never ever even contemplate going to the doctors with it, but (in case I didn't make it clear before) it is driving me crazy!!

Bronze Fri 15-Aug-08 14:36:30

Eat a banana

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Fri 15-Aug-08 14:38:05

A banana?

Niecie Fri 15-Aug-08 14:41:01

I knew somebody at university who had this when he was sitting his finals and he was prescribed valium to control it!

The doctor can do something - don't know if it could be less drastic than valium but it would be worth a visit.

I get it when I am tired - does getting more sleep help?

belgo Fri 15-Aug-08 14:42:09

muscle twitching can be due to lack of magnesium/potassium I think, and these are contained in bananas.

So yes, eating a banana is a good idea;

PortAndLemon Fri 15-Aug-08 14:42:25

Am guessing that the banana is in case it's down to potassium deficiency?

PuppyMonkey Fri 15-Aug-08 14:43:25

I think the clue is in your MN name. Isn't it something people get when pregnant? Goes aways quickly as it comes..

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Fri 15-Aug-08 14:43:51

I am sleeping well. I am 20 weeks pregnant, don't think valium would be the answer (can I have it for the birth though please?!! wink)

I would just feel soooooo silly for going to the doctor for a twitchy eye lid!

Is there nothing I can do at home first?

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Fri 15-Aug-08 14:45:04

Is it a pregnancy thing? Never had it before!

Ah, of course potassium, ewww yuk, do I really have to eat a banana?

StellaWasADiver Fri 15-Aug-08 14:45:52

well have you eaten a banana?

StellaWasADiver Fri 15-Aug-08 14:46:14

you don't like them? shock

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Fri 15-Aug-08 14:47:17

Nope, am waiting to hear if I actually have to!! I can't stand them, even the smell of them puts me off.

I will do though if it is going to stop this bloody twitch!

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Fri 15-Aug-08 14:48:00

No, banana's are about the fruit I don't like...

StellaWasADiver Fri 15-Aug-08 14:49:08

What about avacado, think they are good for potassium too.

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Fri 15-Aug-08 14:50:39

I haven't got any of them in, will get DH to pick a couple up on his way home.

Thanks, I was eyeing up the fruit bowl then wondering if I'd actually have to eat one!

belgo Fri 15-Aug-08 14:51:19

I'm not so keen on bananas, but I love freshly made banana milkshake.

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Fri 15-Aug-08 14:51:27

Not the fruitbowl, just a banana out of it!

belgo Fri 15-Aug-08 14:52:12

and foods containing potassium are also good for the leg cramps that many women get during pregnancy.

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Fri 15-Aug-08 14:52:46

I don't even like banana milk shake, it is all to do with the smell.

When I am peeling them for the boys I have to hold my breath <drama queen>

solo Fri 15-Aug-08 14:52:52

Tomatoes are also full of potasium.

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Fri 15-Aug-08 14:54:01

Not getting the leg cramps yet, just the twitch.

I can not tell you how bloody annoying it is!

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Fri 15-Aug-08 14:54:42

Ooooh I can do tomatoes as well! In fact have been eating a lot of tomatoes recently.

belgo Fri 15-Aug-08 14:56:06

I think tonic water contains potassium?

solo Fri 15-Aug-08 14:56:57

Don't over do the potasium, it's potentially dangerous to have too much.

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Fri 15-Aug-08 14:59:55

I am no good with knowing what's too much.

Once a day? Is that too much?

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