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Eyelid twitch problem (strange but serious question!)(17 posts)

Eyelid twitch problem (strange but serious question!)tad
Jun 24, 2002 9:31 AM
Everyone has probably had their eyelid twitch, right? Well, mine has been doing it for about 2 weeks now. It's not constant of course but occurs throughout the day. More annoying than anything, but I'm beginning to get worried.

Could it be training or cycling related? Did I push myself too hard? Anyone else ever experienced or heard of this? Someone told me it was caused by fatigue, but I've tried to get more sleep, and it still hasn't gone away.
Doctors...correct me if I'm wrong...JBurton
Jun 24, 2002 9:35 AM
But aren't muscle twitches related to potassium deficiency? You may have been training too hard and not putting in the right food. Have you been having cramps regularly? Maybe night leg cramps?
agree: bananas, multi-vitamin, lots of water!loop
Jun 24, 2002 9:56 AM
Not enough sleepLowend
Jun 24, 2002 9:37 AM
How many hours of sleep are you getting? It happens to me when I go days with very little sleep.
I agreeGeko
Jun 24, 2002 11:15 AM
I used to get this too, and when I would take a day off from riding and got some extra sleep. It would go away after that.
Mine was doing that a few months ago...biknben
Jun 24, 2002 9:38 AM
I don't know how or why it started but it continued for a few weeks. I hoped it would go away and eventually it did.

It would twich for a few minutes at random times during the day. I likened it to the hickups. I got used to it and didn't even notice when it stopped.

Certainly strange though. I assumed I'd get a puzzling look from my doctor so I never bothered to get it checked out.
Thanks for the help....tad
Jun 24, 2002 9:50 AM
Glad to hear that it has happened to others! I'm going to increase my potassium intake and try to get more sleep. I usually get 6-7, but I'll try to get more like 7-8. Hopefully they'll disappear like yours did.
Jun 24, 2002 9:47 AM
.i get muscle twiches like that when i'm really stressed. it's really annoying & there's nothing i can do about it but wait till things calm down & i relax..........i had a twich in one of the muscles that connects at my elbow last week & it was driving me nuts! interestingly, it stopped while i was riding, but started up again immediately after i got off the bike.

is there something(s) really stressful going on in your life right now?

re: Eyelid twitch problem (strange but serious question!)rufus
Jun 24, 2002 9:48 AM
possibly stress, maybe along with lack of sleep, which may also be stress related.
Jun 24, 2002 9:59 AM
Just a thought, but I know that I get muscle spasms when I am dehydrated. This has included eye-twitches on occasion.

Just a thought, but monitor the H2O intake and see if that doesn't clear up the problem.

Mine was a compo of allegies and eye strain. Glasses andPaul
Jun 24, 2002 10:00 AM
antihestamines cured me. Could be your nerves also. it was in the top lid, and drove me crazy for several weeks.
I had the same thingColorado Ron
Jun 24, 2002 10:06 AM
The dr said it was likely due to stress.
wouldn't worry too muchbikesforpeace
Jun 24, 2002 10:44 AM
I've had this happen a couple of times. It's annoying but the longest it's ever lasted for me is a month. I would not waste your time going to a doctor. I'd bet it will go away on it's own.
Jun 24, 2002 3:57 PM
get a good TIME RELEASE B-Complex, something about 100mg...take it daily and it should go away in about a week or two....worked for me and others who I know. Remember that vitamins don't work as fast as Pfizer's drugs or the other pharmaceuticals....
My doctor said "not enough sleep." (nm)Kerry
Jun 24, 2002 4:58 PM
Too much sex... nmspyderman
Jun 24, 2002 11:51 PM
re: Eyelid twitch problem (strange but serious question!)Soultrain
Jun 25, 2002 12:10 AM
I had this happen to me about four months ago. I had my eye and nose twitching at different times. For me it was entirely stress related. I had just taken on a supervisory position for which I was woefully unprepared for. I spent so much time worrying about work that I started dreaming that I was working.
I ended up telling some friends about it and decided to try just relaxing about my job for a while. Suddenly I started getting better sleep, and feeling much less anxious. Eye stopped twitching, and since have been very consious about my stress level.