Do your eyelids ever twitch?

@seamonkey (1979)
Ireland
March 4, 2007 1:05pm CST
My top left eyelid twitches periodically. What causes this and what can be done to stop it?
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@lkbooi (16093)
• Malaysia
8 Mar 07
I did experienced eyelid twitching for a certain period. Later it disappeared without any reasons. My old grannie once told me that the right eyelid should twitch it indicates some unlucky incident like slip down, loss of money etc. may happen to the person. On the other hand twitching of left eyelid signifies good luck for that particular day. I kid you believe this LOL:)
@pinklilly (3445)
• Australia
4 Mar 07
Sometimes I experience the eye twitch and it is very annoying I hate it it feels uncontrolable.
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@mywords18 (645)
• United States
4 Mar 07
hey though thowell has given such a lovely explanation but there is another remedy in india which is rubbing gold over the twiching eyebrow and trust me it does help , pls cold compreeion with ice to relax contacting muscles.
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• United States
4 Mar 07
Well my mother used to stick a little peice of wet tissue to her eyebrow and usually the weight of the tissue peice would stop the twiching. I just rub my eye hoping it will go away.
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@bonbon664 (3469)
• Canada
4 Mar 07
Yes, mine do, and so does my eyebrow. It usually happens when I'm really tired. You should also see a doctor if the twitch spreads to other muscles in your face. Myokymia is generally attributed to things like stress, excessive physical activity, fatigue, lack of sleep, and excessive caffeine consumption. I've also noticed that this tends to be associated with changes in weight. Unfortunately, there are no treatments for this, other than decreasing your stress level.
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@brokentia (10394)
• United States
15 Mar 07
Would you believe that I once had an eye twitch that lasted two weeks?!?!?! It was really driving me batty. LOL But then...I figured out what the case was...Red Bull energy drink. ha ha I guess the part where Red Bull gives you wings really meant that you would fly away with eye twitches. ha ha As soon as I stopped drinking it, the eye twitched stopped too. Now, I am not saying that is what is wrong when your eye twitches. But my partner also gets eye twitches when he has drank too much caffeine. Maybe there is a link there.
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@seamonkey (1979)
• Ireland
15 Mar 07
I'm sure caffeine makes it worse. I also think lack of sleep is a big culprit. I find it is pretty much only my left eye, which goes to figure as any nerve problems I have are worse on that side. I guess it is all related!
@dylan13 (16)
• United States
4 Mar 07
This hapens to me sometimes. To cure it, a shot of everclear, i kid you not. haha
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@seamonkey (1979)
• Ireland
6 Mar 07
Are you serious?! It seems like that would be the cause!
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@drakan291 (817)
• Ireland
12 Mar 07
It happens if I get overtired or am reading too much too late at night. Ice seems to be soothing, as are hot water bottles.
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• United States
16 Mar 07
Yes I have had at times and like other posters I was either fatigued or stressed to the max. I also occasionally get what I call a tic in my upper lip. Same thing only it looks funnier.