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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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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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Why am i twitching on my eyelids?

Usually stress: Eyelid twitching is a phenomenon experienced by many people. Most frequently, it is triggered by stress, often in combination with sleep deprivation and other factors such as excessive caffeine intake. Some times eyelid twitching is part of a more widespread condition including some neurological diseases. Discuss with your doctor if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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My eyelid keeps twitching. Why?

Termed myokymia: Twitching of the lid is common in the middle years. It is random and not precipitated by any known pathology. Mostly it is subtle and you can feel it but others cannot see it. Rubbing the twitching lid commonly stops it. Some think extra calcium and magnesium cut down the incidence. Be assured that it is benign and will not harm the eye or vision. ...Read more

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How to stop my eyelid from twitching?

Called myokymia: Twitching of the lid is common in the middle years. It is random and not precipitated by any known pathology. Mostly it is subtle and you can feel it but others cannot see it. Rubbing the twitching lid commonly stops it. Some think extra calcium and magnesium cut down the incidence. Be assured that it is benign and will not harm the eye or vision. ...Read more

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How can I get my eyelid to stop twitching?

Get more sleep.: Eyelid twitching is due to overacting nerve impulses to the eyelid muscles. Reduction of caffeine, nicotine or stress will help. Stop burning the candle at both ends and get more real sleep. It may take a week or more for these solutions to work but no real harm is done from the twicthing. Rarely, the twitching is a spasm and might require Botox injections so you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why has my eyelid been twitching for a week?

Usually benign: Most common cause for twitching of the eyelids is probably "orbicularis myokymia", essentially a spasm of the eylid muscles for no apparent reason. There may possibly be a connection with stress. If the twitching stops on its own within a few weeks, usually nothing needs to be done about it. A more forceful, and long lasting twitching could be "blepharospasm" and should be evaluated by an eye md. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my eyelid keeps twitching?

What does it mean if my eyelid keeps twitching?

Eyelid answer: Sometimes the eyelid muscles become tired and they twitch. This is called blepharospasm and it is normally benign. http://www.neurocuro.com/blepharospasm-eyelid-twitch/ ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my eyelid keeps twitching?

Termed myokymia: Twitching of the lid is common in the middle years. It is random and not precipitated by any known pathology. Mostly it is subtle and you can feel it but others cannot see it. Rubbing the twitching lid commonly stops it. Some think extra calcium and magnesium cut down the incidence. Be assured that it is benign and will not harm the eye or vision. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my left eyelid keeps twitching?

Benign: Twitching of the lid is common in the middle years. It is random and not precipitated by any known pathology. Mostly it is subtle and you can feel it but others cannot see it. Rubbing the twitching lid commonly stops it. Some think extra calcium and magnesium cut down the incidence. Be assured that it is benign and will not harm the eye or vision. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop my eyelid from twitching?

Artificial tears: Eyelid twitching is usually the result of drying of the eyes, allergy, or air polutants. Cool compresses will help. Artificial tears will help lubricate the eyes. If you think it's allergy there will be reddening of the eyes. For allergy try Optivar or Zaditor (ketotifen) drops from the drug store. ...Read more

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Why has my eyelid been twitching randomly for a month?

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. ...Read more

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My friend's eyelid is having spasms and twitching away?

Might be: Fasciculations (if very fine). If truly uncontrolled spasms, should be checked out. ...Read more

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How do I stop my eyelid from periodic episodes of twitching?

Rest: This twitching of the eyelid is known as myokymia. It is triggered by stress, caffeine use and lack of sleep. It typically lasts for a few weeks and goes away by itself. It is not of concern unless the twitching spreads to other parts of your face, if that happens, see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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My eyelid keeps twitching and it's weirding me out. Is this normal?

My eyelid keeps twitching and it's weirding me out. Is this normal?

See below: It depends on the cause. Symptoms like these can only be adequately diagnosed through a thorough evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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My left eyelid has been twitching on n off for 2 weeks. What is wrong?

My left eyelid has been twitching on n off for 2 weeks. What is wrong?

Myokymia: Related to stress, insomnia, excessive caffeine. Very common and usually resolves on its own within one month. If not better after 3 months, or if any mouth/lip involvement, get it checked. ...Read more