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Two weeks ago now my left eyelid began twitching. I was at work and suddenly it was like I was winking at my coworkers. Sorry, PB, I am not flirting with you, I just have a random facial tic today. And the next day, and a week later, and still, two weeks today, I am still twitching.
Same friend told me that the twitch could be stress related. I can’t really get rid of stress, but even while in South Carolina, not doing anything responsible (well, okay, I was only somewhat responsible, but no where near stressed out!) and the eye? It continued to twitch.
Same friend gave me a third suggestion that it was probably because I wasn’t sleeping enough. Well, for the past three nights I’ve been able to get at least 10 hours of sleep … and that’s a lot of sleep for me. The eye? It has continued to twitch.
About.com explains that “a twitch sometimes develops during times of increased stress.” I don’t think that was my case. A twitch “has also been associated with high caffeine intake[s]” (which wasn’t me the days that it began (might have been since then, though)), “fatigue” (I have been dealing with excessive fatigue for over a year now, and so suddenly developing the twitch doesn’t fit this) “or excessive squinting” (which is definitely not me.
My favorite sentence of the twitch explanation? “An eyelid twitch is usually a sign that you need to take a break and relax.” Yeah, uh, okay. I did that. It didn’t work.
Solutions to this eye twitch include an antihistamine drop (which is a migraine trigger for me, so that’s out), a warm compress or an eyelid massage. I’m giving the twitch 24 more hours to vacate the building, and then I break out the eyelid massaging and warm compresses. The twitch is getting annoying!