I really wish it would go away...but its either stress related (i.e. I have a stressful job and can't quit.) or its a vitamin deficiency that I can't correct as I have Crohn's disease and already take vitamin supplements.
So I just have to put up with it until it goes away... (Hopefully)
XD or just gouge my eye out...whichever comes first.
Shortly afterward, I realized it started happening after long drives in the car ( a period of driving for 3-12 hours). I went to an optometrist, and got glasses for driving, & although I barely need them - they remind me to wear sun glasses, help me see billboards a wee bit closer, and look pretty darn cool as well.
I learned glasses really are an accessory, dang it!
Now I've got tinted windows, too. I think glare, squinting and general over-use (I am also constantly reading &/or on the computer at work)caused my twitching.. with any stress taken care of just by knowing I was pampering myself a bit as well.
I used to have a horrible problem with my eyes twitching. It was both of my eyes, lower and upper lids, and the corners of my mouth. I went to a neurologist who practices both Eastern and Western medicine. He gave me a prescription for a Chinese herbal supplement. It is from a company called Blue Poppy Classics. It's called Tian Ma Gou Teng Yin.
Here is a list of the ingredients:
Hallotis diversicolor shell
Uncaria, Polygonum multiflorum
I started taking two of these three times a day for one week and then two two times a day until my bottle was empty.
When I went back to the doctor for my follow-up appointment--one month later--ALL of my twitching had stop!! It feels so good to not have that problem anymore. It was affecting my social life and my confidence.
My doctor said that once the twitching has stopped, it barely ever comes back.
I always keep a bottle of the medicine on hand. I take it when I have a little twitching. I've only had to take it a few times since I've been back to the doctor.
I hope that I've helped anyone who has a twitching issue!!
I too have twitching eye. No problem. It is a stressful thing!!!
Twitching eye= Stress
My gf is a nurse and said its Blepharospasm: an involuntary contraction of eyelid muscles caused by a local lesion in the eye, neurological irritation, or psychological stress....
Im thinking mines the stress
Blepharospasm or eye twitching is believed to be caused by an abnormal functioning of certain nerve areas located at the base of the brain which control the coordination of muscle movements. In the majority of people it appears without any real known cause. Frequently, the signs and symptoms of dry eye occur right before or along with the appearance of eye twitching. Some research indicates that dry eye is a trigger for blepharospasm in those people who are may develop it. Occasionally eye twitching may run in families or be side effect of certain medications.
Other common causes of blepharospasm include:
-Irritation of the Cornea or Conjunctiva
-Lack of sleep
-Prolonged staring at a computer screen or television
-Nervous system disorders
Mild Eye Twitching
-Will usually go away on its own
-Cut down on stress
Severe Eye Twitching
-Medication (different depending on situation) usually to relax muscles
-Surgery only for the severest of cases that hamper vision
Eye Twitch - Preventive Measures
-Stress management - keep stress under control
-Get plenty of sleep to keep eye muscles rested
-When in vision intensive scenarios such as computer work, take frequent breaks to give the eyes a break
I noticed that sometimes this twitching is also due to too much caffeine in your system as well, or that you're developing symptoms of caffeine withdrawal, but this is not recorded as medical information. This is based off my experience, of course. You should always seek medical attention, or a physician if this constantly occurs and you have other conditions that follow along with it that shouldn't be included.
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