B.K. asks from Ogden, UT on April 18, 2009
Twitch in My Eye Is Driving Me Crazy!
Hi, moms! I've recently developed a twitch in my left eyelid. It is constantly twitching and its driving me nuts. Just wondering if any of you know what might be causing this and if there are ways to make it stop. It's worth mentioning that the twitch seemed to develop about the same time my husband was laid off in November, so I don't know if its a nervous twitch, or what, especially since we've finally gotten some job possibilities and things are looking up. Any advice is appreciated!
C.E. answers from Colorado Springs on April 20, 2009
K.L. answers from Salt Lake City on April 20, 2009
I was just asking my friends about my own eye twitch! Thanks for posting the question, and thanks to all the responses!
C.T. answers from Denver on April 19, 2009
Hi B. - http://emofree.com/
This is a link to a website for something called Emotional Freedom Technique. It's kind of like accupuncture for your emotions. It sounds kooky but it really works - and is very easy to learn. Since you can link your twitch starting with your husband's layoff that is a good place to start.
good luck to you!
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L.P. answers from Salt Lake City on April 19, 2009
Pay close attention to the twitch. Document if it is all the time or when it is and if it is always the same severity or sometimes less intense. Consult a specialist. My best friend's mom had a serious twitch and ended up having brain surgery to stop it. Brain surgery is risky and she lost her hearing in one ear from it and the twitch only went away part way, not completely; and she had gone to one of the best specialists in La Jolla, CA. Don't want to scare you and I hope it is a temporary thing but just want you to be aware of how serious it can be. You can find information and research on the internet on this condition.
Good luck to you,
C.T. answers from Salt Lake City on April 19, 2009
I have something similar that happens in my right eyelid, and I have found that it is related to sleep. When I get enough sleep, it doesn't twitch. Unfortunately, as a mother of 4, there are many nights when I don't get enough sleep.
A.L. answers from Fort Collins on April 20, 2009
My hubby has a perpetual eye twitch. It was making him CRAZY! His doctor actually administered Botox injections to "freeze" the area around the eye. It sounds crazy, but it's supposedly safe and the twitching has subsided.
H.G. answers from Denver on April 19, 2009
The same thing happened to me when I was really stressed out last fall. I asked my mom about it and she said that stress can cause an eye twitch. She gave me some sleeping pills and it really helped. I don't think it came from lack of sleep; however, I think getting better quality sleep helped it go away. So, maybe ask your doctor to prescribe Ambien and just take half a pill.
A.Y. answers from Salt Lake City on April 19, 2009
More than likely it is stress related, especially since you've realized it started with a stressful situation. I have the same problem. It comes and goes, only with my left eyelid. It happens randomly while the stressful period is happening, then it will still take a week or two to completely go away. If it was constant, I would be concerned and go to an optometrist, but if it just twitches a few times and stops...then I would assume it will stop shortly after things calm down. Keep in mind that it can come back once you get stressed again. I don't think it's anything major to worry about unless it just does not go away.
C.H. answers from Denver on April 19, 2009
P.A. answers from Denver on April 20, 2009
Congratulations on getting your 1st book published! What will be the title?
About your eye, I have found that my body sends me "warning" signs or "watch out, something good is about to happen to you" signs. For me, (and everyone is different), a right eye twitch usually mean something good is about to happen. A left eye twitch usually means my husband and I will have a disagreement. Lately, my left eye has been twitching as well, up top, which is different from where it usually twitches on the bottom. No fights so far, so maybe it's indicative of something completely different. Needless to say, I am "keeping my eyes open" (ha ha), to analyze what happens and at what point the twitching will stop. The palms of my hands also itch at times: right hand when I am going to spend money, left hand when I am going to receive money.
You may think this is all crazy, but I have definitely noticed a pattern between my body and events that occur, so maybe you will too.
All the best!