flickery eye

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Does anyone out there know of any way to stop or calm muscle twitching? I have had a flickery eye for 4 days now and it's getting really annoying. If I hold my eye shut with my fingers it seems to stop but starts again when I let go.  I know it's not the worst thing about this illness but it doesn't usuually go on relentlessly for days on end. I hope this is not a sign that things are getting worse, but I have been feeling more tired recently as well. sad

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    hi olivetree. sorry to hear ur eye is giving u such grief presently. i've had it in the past & it reoccurs every now and again. it's generally more noticable when i forget to take my magnesium. so perhaps u could up the Mag. it might help it.

    Caitlin.

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      Hi Cailin.

      I have no idea what my magnesium level is but do not take any mag suppliments so worth a try.

      Thanks.

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      hi olivetree. ah, the muscle spasms & twitches are often due to low Mag. it might be a good idea to take a good mineral supplement with as much Mag as u can tolerate. the levels of nag. in the cells is usually low in ppl with ME/CFS whilst the serum levels can be normal. u could also take epsom salts baths. it's a good means of absorbing mag. too.

      Caitlin

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    Hi olive tree, a twitching eye muscle is very common even in people without fibromyalgia. It can interfere with reading and activities to an extent that driving can be difficult. There's nothing that can be directly done to stop it. Mg may be low but I would expect more generalised twitching. It's more likely to be benign fasciculation syndrome.

    Caroline

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    Hi,

    I usually find this happens to me when I am tired.  It can last days or just minutes.

    I keep my magnesium levels up by sprinkling seeds on my breakfast.  A mixture of Pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, and linseed.  they can alway be added to salads if you dont have a breakfast to sprinkle them on.  

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    Hi Olivetree,  yes I suffered quite frequently with twitches and eye flicking, and my g.p. prescribed Baclofen which has stopped this for quite a few months now.

    Wishing you well

    Txx

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    I have the same problem.  I had the eye twitching before I got sick, and now different parts of my body twich a lot.  Usually, if I relax and meditate, it will go away.  Sometimes, just lighly massaging the muscle will help (but be careful not to hurt your eye redface)  My magnesium levels are fine.  I would get your magnesium levels checked and also maybe start a good relaxation program.  I hope this helps.
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