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A 29-year-old female asked:

Why is my eye twitching?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Stress?: anxiety and stress are by far the commonest cause
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology 29 years experience
Eyelid twitching: or fasciculation is benign but annoying, usually from fatigue, stress or even low serum potassium levels. There is no easy answer for stress related side effects except to become mentally disciplined to resist stress. Look at it this way, your body has a barometer or gauge to help warn when to relax.
Dr. Solomon Gelbart
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Common problem: Eyelid twitching (myokymia) is a common and largely unexplained problem. It usually goes away on its own but sometimes this takes 3-4 weeks. Occasionally, taking some calcium supplements seems to help shorten the episode.
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Also, are you getting enough sleep? Sometimes, particularly in times of stress, the twitching might improve with adequate rest. Hope that helps.
Apr 8, 2016
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Relax: May be fatigue, lack of sleep, anxiety. No calcium or any other supplement will help this. If you feel very tense, seek professional help.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Twitch: Twitching can be a symptom of stress. Consult your physician for workup and treatment, to rule out medical causes.

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What does your eye twitch?

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Eyelid twitch: Causes include lack of sleep, stress, any cause of eye irritation, neurologic disease, stimulant use (such as cocaine, caffeine, meth, etc), and others.
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Why does my eye do this twitching lid?

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Eye twitch: In the lids there exists a muscle that is called mueller's muscle. It responds to your circulating adrenaline, whose production by the body happens in response to stress. Local conditions such as cysts, concretions (calcium deposit) may be a physical cause that may induce mueller;s muscle to twitch. To stop it eliminate the cause of it, see your eye doc (ophthalmologist), .
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A 58-year-old female asked:

My eye is twitching in corner of my eye?

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Dr. Steven Saunders
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Eye twitching: Otherwise known as blepharospasm. Can be treated. See your doctor.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

My eye has been twitching for a week what is it?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Myokymia: Usually a benign flickering of the eyelid termed myokymia, which can be associated with chemical imbalance, medication reactions, eyestrain, fatigue, stress, etc. If it continues see an ophthalmologist.

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