Eyes keep twitching

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For the past 1 month I've been in severe stress. Have gone through panic attacks, anxiety disorders and what not! It was a few weeks ago that my right eye started twitching and it lasted for bout 3 days. After that it was my left eye that started twitching and its been almost 10 days but the twitching hasn't stopped. It twitches for bout 5 6 seconds and then stops. There were a few days when there wasn't any twitching at all.

Does anyone else have experienced this ever? Is this something to worry bout or it's just normal?

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    Hi esha, your eye twitching is all anxiety related. The adrenaline in your blood causes muscles to tense and twitch, it is very normal for people who suffer from anxiety. I too have anxiety,  but have not had the eye twitch. Maybe post in the anxiety forum, tthe people there are friendly, helpful and know a lot about anxiety and it's symptomsThey have helped me the last few weeks. I'd recommend drinking plenty of water, and eating more fruit and veg ( if you do not already do so) as this can help relieve the annoying symptoms. If it worries you, go to your doctor, but it's just all anxiety. But as I said maybe ask in the anxiety forum. 

    Hope this helps, Jack

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    my left upper eyelid has been twitching for almost 6 months now and im going crazy!! ive done all types of eye exercises and cleanses but nothing seemed to help. i finally went to my doctor 3 weeks ago a he gave me 10mg Cyclobenzaprine and Oflaxcin eye drops and nothing has gotten any better. I really dont have any stress or anxiety, but do notice my sleep pattern is off.

    What can i do?!?!?

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    Hi, I am going through the same thing right now. Mine started 6 weeks ago when I was going through some stress, and because I only get 6 hours of slept broken up it to 4 parts it is not getting any better. 2 nights ago I did manage to get 5 solid hours and the next day my eye didn't twitch at all.

    My advice would be to get plenty of sleep (if you can) meditate (if you have time) avoid caffeine and sugar! And try not to put as much pressure on your self then go make an appointment with your gp.

    Last resort.. but they can prescribe Botox if it is not improving and effecting your every day life.

    I get very self conscious as I can physically see my upper lid moving and sometimes it's constant all day with only 20 mins breaks then an hour of full on twitching (at it's worst)

    Hth

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    this is going to seem fake it's so easy but I've never had problem eye twitching my entire life and I'm 53 years old. This past several months I noticed the inner area above the tear duct of both eyes had this swollen area it looked like an allergic reaction but it was worst in the morning. The last two week first my right eye upper lid started twitching which I've had happen but infrequently. It increases a couple of weeks ago and then the left lower eyelid started in. i drank tonic water I read that quinine was a muscle relaxer and it stops the twitching so I tried it and it instantly stopped the twitching but it was very temporary. After two very annoying weeks, I took one Claritin and all twitching completely disappeared. So an allergy? I had recently bought a new line of mascara and facewash..? but the swelling in eye came before that so basically no clue what im allergic to. just take the claritin.

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