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Eye twitch from stress - help please what can I do about my eye twitch from stress? I am going through a bad divorce and my husband and his mistress have caused me terrible stress. How can I make the eye twitch go away? Please help : (

Eye twitch from stress - help please what can I do about my eye twitch from stress? I am going through a bad divorce and my husband and his mistress have caused me terrible stress. How can I make the eye twitch go away? Please help : (

Common: First of all eyelid twitching is common and not a symptom of a serious medical condition. It is almost always due to stress, fatigue and caffeine intake. Anything you can do to reduce your stress levels, such as exercise may be helpful. If you can cut down on your caffeine intake your symptoms may be reduced from the lack os direct nerve stimulation and better sleep. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kermani
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Eyelid Twitching (Definition)

Eyelid twitching, with the medical term of myokymia, is a rapid, involuntary contraction of a portion of the eyelid muscles due to nervous instability in which a portion of the nerves causing eyelid muscle to contract fire with no external cause. The condition is usually mild, and only felt by the patient without being observable to others. On rare occasions, the twitch can be observed. It is common in the middle adult years and is very rarely due to anything that ...Read more


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What can I do about eye twitching ?

What can I do about eye twitching  ?

Twitch: Twitching can be a symptom of stress. Consult your physician for workup and treatment, to rule out medical causes. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix frequent eye twitching?

What can I do to fix frequent eye twitching?

Myokymia: Twitching of the eyelid is called myokymia and is typically experienced in response to stress, lack of sleep and excess caffeine use. ...Read more

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What does your eye twitch?

What does your eye twitch?

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. ...Read more

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What are causes for my eye twitch?

What are causes for my eye twitch?

Myokymia: Most eyelid twitches are due to myokymia. This is a benign condition which generally lasts 2-4 weeks. It is caused by lack of sleep, caffeine use and stress. ...Read more

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How can I stop an irregular eye twitch?

How can I stop an irregular eye twitch?

Lack of rest: Usually to to built up lack of sleep or adequate rest over a period of time.Will generally resolve by getting some rest and good sleep. ...Read more

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Eye twitch I really annoying me, what to do?

Common causes: Eyelid twitching is very common, and can occur from stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, and overuse of stimulants such as caffeine and decongestants. Local eye irritation can also add to this, such as dry eye, allergy, and blepharitis (eyelid infection, inflammation). Eyestrain and excessive reading can contribute. Try reducing the stress/stimulant factors, and get an eye exam for the other causes. ...Read more

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What does an eye twitch or blink usually mean?

What does an eye twitch or blink usually mean?

Nothing: May be due to fatigue, stress, not sleeping enough, reading for a long time. Muscles get fatigue. If painful or socially unacceptable, Botox injection may be used occasionally. ...Read more

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Why does my eye twitch after seeing a hot chick?

Why does my eye twitch after seeing a hot chick?

Nervous: Too much eyelid straining. May be due to fatigue, stress, not sleeping enough, reading for a long time, or looking at hot chick for a long time. Take a break. . Muscles get fatigue. If painful or socially unacceptable, Botox injection may be used occasionally. ...Read more