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Hack my eye twitch

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Created December 20, 2011 at 2:26 AM

Is a persistent eye twitch likely indicative of a magnesium deficiency?

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on December 20, 2011
at 02:33 PM

Rose, you get points for detecting it.

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

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on December 20, 2011
at 05:43 AM

That's interesting - I've never heard that. And I never had two freaking week stretches of eye twitching hell until I started on an SSRI. Of course, I started a crazy job about the same time...

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

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on December 20, 2011
at 04:09 AM

helped, no doubt, by the caffeine :)

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

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on December 20, 2011
at 04:08 AM

helped, no doubt, by the caffeine. not all of us can be pretty ladies, I have to work with what I got.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

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on December 20, 2011
at 04:04 AM

Don't listen to Jeff, he doesn't care about you like I do.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

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on December 20, 2011
at 04:03 AM

conciliator, you definitely get points for a sharp sense of humor.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on December 20, 2011
at 03:50 AM

p.s. please don't down a bottle of Mg citrate

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

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on December 20, 2011
at 03:32 AM

I think everyone I've ever met has had an eye twitch at some point. I will let them know their dire health situation.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

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on December 20, 2011
at 03:31 AM

Highly tempted to down vote as 'too much caffeine' is a scientific impossibility.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on December 20, 2011
at 03:29 AM

My sister had an eye twitch, only once. She died the next day. J/k. I don't think you have a Mg deficiency. If you think you do just go down a bottle of Mg citrate and call it a day, but don't stray too far from the bathroom afterwards.

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on December 20, 2011
at 03:25 AM

I develop this maybe once or twice a year, it always goes away in two to three days when I start taking a trace mineral supplement.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on December 20, 2011
at 03:12 AM

Upper eyelid .

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on December 20, 2011
at 03:12 AM

Yep, me too. I drink a lot of coffee, but even I have a limit. If I go over a pot a day for a couple days, I get eyelid twitching. It goes away when I become reasonable about coffee again.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on December 20, 2011
at 03:02 AM

Is yours on your eye lid? I have been having eye twitches recently too, but it's more below my eye, like where you might have bags under your eyes.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on December 20, 2011
at 02:33 AM

Mine was from too much caffeine.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on December 20, 2011
at 03:12 AM

Yep, me too. I drink a lot of coffee, but even I have a limit. If I go over a pot a day for a couple days, I get eyelid twitching. It goes away when I become reasonable about coffee again.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on December 20, 2011
at 04:08 AM

helped, no doubt, by the caffeine. not all of us can be pretty ladies, I have to work with what I got.

3aea514b680d01bfd7573d74517946a7

(11996)

on December 20, 2011
at 04:03 AM

conciliator, you definitely get points for a sharp sense of humor.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on December 20, 2011
at 02:33 PM

Rose, you get points for detecting it.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on December 20, 2011
at 03:31 AM

Highly tempted to down vote as 'too much caffeine' is a scientific impossibility.

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

(2890)

on December 20, 2011
at 04:09 AM

helped, no doubt, by the caffeine :)

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8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on December 20, 2011
at 04:02 AM

I used to get them when I went on a typical "healthy" calorie-reduction diet. When I went off the diets, the twitches went away, bu sometimes it took several weeks to settle down. The twitching (and the massive hunger) was the main reason I stopped the dieting.

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De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

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on December 20, 2011
at 03:14 AM

Neurologists will tell you that eye twitching is not only not a problem but quite normal. It will probably stay for up to a few years and then go. The number of times it has been asked here seems to agree with that assessment. Typically it is attributed to stress so the suggestions of improving your sleep habits, taking more breaks, etc would be useful. I've never thought that actively trying to destress is all that effective but I have found Tai Chi or some other form of controlled movement exercise to be. If it spreads beyond the eyes, then it's something different but probably also not a problem absent other neurological problems like weakness, memory loss, etc

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on December 20, 2011
at 03:26 AM

Lots of causes are possible. Excessive dopamine, lack of dietary K2 causing cranial nerve three compression and blephrospasm, congenital blephrospasm, MS with a plaque in the midbrain, severe B vitamin deficiency, Diabetes, Stroke, Aneurysm compressing the third nerve, cavernous sinus thrombosis, superior orbital fissure syndrome, hyperthyroidism, altered Calcium or Magnesium levels are some etiologies off the top of my head.......

Cf32992bfa1907147c7cdc451bba9c63

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on December 20, 2011
at 03:32 AM

I think everyone I've ever met has had an eye twitch at some point. I will let them know their dire health situation.

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on December 20, 2011
at 02:57 AM

Eye twitching can be linked to adrenal fatigue

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on December 20, 2011
at 02:41 AM

Based on people's accounts from SSRI fora and from my own experiences, SSRI use is correlated with eye twitches. I have no idea what the mechanism can be, or what percentage of people experience this association.

My physiology professor in undergrad said that eye twitches were caused by a common virus from the herpes family. I was never sure whether I should believe him or not.

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

(2417)

on December 20, 2011
at 05:43 AM

That's interesting - I've never heard that. And I never had two freaking week stretches of eye twitching hell until I started on an SSRI. Of course, I started a crazy job about the same time...

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