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Old 04-18-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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My eyelid keeps twitching when I sit at the computer. Has anyone else ever had a twitchy eyelid? Does it go away eventually?
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:55 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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Odd that you should mention that. I have been having the same problem lately. It is not the first time, and it will go away eventually. It is usually caused by eye strain.
It is really aggravating, isn't it?
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Old 04-18-2009, 05:58 PM
 
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I've got it too, in my right eyelid. I get it on different days at different times. I thought it was caused by stress?
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:23 PM
 
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I've heard eyestrain or stress. Maybe too much City-data?
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:35 AM
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I had this for 4 1/2 weeks a while back; now it's back again. I think it's because I have dry eyes and I spend a lot of time on the computer not blinking enough. It could be stress but I don't think so. The only thing that has worked for me is Benadryl, taking it before bed because it knocks me out (and probably most other people). That has worked consistently for me up until last night; I still woke up with the twitch today.

I also have noticed it can begin right after I put eye drops in my eye. It's always the same eye, though, and I put drops in both. My eye doctor couldn't figure it out so I doubt anybody could.
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Old 04-19-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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I get this in my lazy eye and last time it lasted for weeks. I asked my eye doctor about it but he didn't have any advice to offer. Seems strange, doesn't it? Maybe it has nothing to do with the eye itself and is just a muscle spasm?
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Stress is the biggest cause I could find, I had it pretty bad for a bit when I was going to grad school at night while working during the day. I was at the doc for something else and brought it up. What she said was that there is a nerve that goes through a small canal in the head that gets pressure from the tissue around it from an inflammation response.. thus causing the twitch. Taking anti-inflammatories and lowering stress helps it out, I know mine went away when I graduated.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:00 PM
 
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Default Twitchy Eye

Count me in! Mine's back after leaving an incredibly stressful job 18 years ago! Must be time to quit my job again!
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:51 PM
 
Location: FL to GA back to FL
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Try some good magnesium. It's a natural muscle relaxer.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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Try some good magnesium. It's a natural muscle relaxer.
Yup, I'm popping some mag pills right now. My eye only twitches when I'm on City-data, so I don't know what's going on.
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