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Why does my eyelid keep twitching and how can I stop it?

Why does my eyelid keep twitching and how can I stop it?

Benign: Most "muscle twitches" involving eyelid are secondary to myokymia, which is a benign flickering, usually associated with eyestrain, fatigue, stress, bright sunshine, etc. But blepharospam may explain your twitch, and, if painful, or increasingly uncomfortable, have your eye specialist evaluate, and treat as appropriate. ...Read more

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Why does my right eyelid keep twitching?

Why does my right eyelid keep twitching?

Twitching eyelid : Twitching eyelids called "myokymia" in one eye one lid is most likely a sign for eye strain of the kind occurs with need for glasses correction or adjustment, general fatigue, eye dryness, etc. Simultaneous upper and lower lid spastic closure with or with out facial spasm might be more serious condition as would be bilateral lid closures. See an eye doc. ...Read more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Get adequate sleep
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Reduce caffeine intake
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Reduce alcohol intake
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Find ways to reduce stress
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Why do my eyelids keep twitching?

Why do my eyelids keep twitching?

Myokymia: Random twitching of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. In the eyelids, it can last a few minutes to a few days. It can be caused by stress, dry eyes, lack of sleep. ...Read more

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My upper left eyelid keep twitching and it had been long for weeks. Is there anything wrong with my eye?

Likely dry eyes: The cause of twitching is more often dry eyes than not. Use artificial tears a few times a day and see if it subsides, if it doesn't then see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Avoid caffeine
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Get 8 hours of sleep
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Reduce stress
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I keep getting random sharp pains in the front of my head,Above and in my eye,Then by eyelid twitches all in 5 seconds.Is it serious?how time stop?

I keep getting random sharp pains in the front of my head,Above and in my eye,Then by eyelid twitches all in 5 seconds.Is it serious?how time stop?

Dry eye likely: Likely due to unstable tear film (evaporates too quickly or doesn't coat cornea as should): meibomian gland dysfunction, mucin or aqueous deficiency (Sjogren's syndrome associated). More info & how to treat at eyedoc2020@blogspot.com: see myokymia ...Read more

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I keep getting random twitches/muscle spasms in all different parts of my body including my eyelids and thigh and butt muscles , what can cause this?

I keep getting random twitches/muscle spasms in all different parts of my body including my eyelids and thigh and butt muscles , what can cause this?

Usually benign: Usually these are benign and can be alleviate by more sleep and less caffeine. However, it is worth talking to your primary care doctor about this. ...Read more

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Managing Eye Twitching (Checklist)

Get more rest during the day
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Reduce eye strain
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Go to bed early
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