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How can I stop my eye from twitching ?

Asked by partyrock (3865 points ) October 24th, 2011

My left has been twitching for about a week now and I don’t know how to make it stop. It’s only on the left side of my eye. I know it has to do with being stressed and not getting enough sleep, I’m working on this but don’t know what else I can do. Any suggestions? It’s bugging me like crazy.

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tom_g's avatar

Unfortunately, sleep, exercise, time, and stress-reduction might be your only hope. I get this occasionally, and it makes me want to remove my eyelid.
You also might want to go get an eye exam. Maybe your rx has changed, and you are squinting more than you should.

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njnyjobs's avatar

If you can’t get the recommended 8 hours of sleep, try to power nap. I find this very helpful and do it on a regular basis.

Coloma's avatar

Yes, it is a sign of stress and anxiety. If getting grounded, centered, at peace, eating well, resting enough, and prioritizing your tasks and/or eliminating some stress doesn’t give you some relief, then, might be time for some therapy.

Hibernate's avatar

Sometimes when you get anxious you get the eye twitch. Are you expecting something to happen?

6rant6's avatar

I used to get the eye twitch when I played a lot of competitive bridge. It always went away when things got quieter. I suspect that it has shown up less as I grow older because I accept more readily that things have there own inertia and I have no power to stop them. So, there’s less to be tense about. except Fluther loonies.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Sometimes it’s as simple as a pinched or inflamed nerve somewhere so a quick troubleshoot is to take a strong dose of anti-inflammatory.

Kayak8's avatar

I had the same problem and it lasted for about two or three months intermittently. Thanks for asking the question because it made me aware that it has gone away!!!!!

lloydbird's avatar

It’s stress. And like @Kayak8 has said you’ll forget that you had it. Eventually.
Perhaps your next question here should be about what is bothering you.
You may just get some help, you know?

lillycoyote's avatar

There might be some useful information at eyetwitching.net. :-) As they mention there, like most things, the best way to deal with it is to find out what’s causing your twitching and deal with the cause. If it’s caused by stress and lack of sleep you have to try to either eliminated or reduced your stress, or find some way to deal with it better. Also, have you started taking any new medication recently or have there been any changes in the dosage of something you already take?

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sydsydrox's avatar

Did you try blinking a lot? That helps me, sometimes. If it doesn’t stop in the next few days, go to the doctor. He/She might be able to help.

bobby78's avatar

I had the same problem few years back, I solved it with vitamin B. Try vitamin B, it’s amazing, it worked for me instantly.

rojo's avatar

Duct tape.

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