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My Left Eye Keeps Constantly Twitching On Its Own Accord. Should I Be Worried And Is This A Serious Problem?

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Tess Langley answered
You are definitely right to be concerned and it is the correct thing to want to find out what could be wrong. The best advice would be to head to the doctors to get it checked over. It may well be nothing to worry about and could just be because you are tired.

The eye will become rather bloodshot and can be itchy and twitch if you are sleep deprived. If the doctor does not think this is the case and believes it could be something more serious they may transfer you to an eye specialist. They should then be able to diagnosie the cause of the twitching and recommend any medication that can help.

If you have any medical concerns it is always a better option to seek expert medical advice rather than heading to the Internet and searching your symptoms. Searching symptoms on the Internet can often cause undue stress and also the advice given may not be correct. If somebody says it's probably nothing and you don't do anything but it is actually something quite serious, this lost time in diagnosis could be crucial in the final outcome and recovery period. Therefore head to your doctors and find out for sure.

Your health is the most important thing and should always be treated as priority. If you can't get to the doctors straight away then at least give them a phone call and describe your symptoms. You will feel a whole lot better when you know the cause and hopefully the cure.
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Aimee Rogers answered
This does tend to be quite a common problem and it usually occurs due to lack of sleep. It can also occur if the eyes are constantly strained and they do not get enough of a screen break from the computer or television. Stress is also another common problem which may be causing it. The best thing you can do is to go to the doctor and get a proper diagnosis. If the twitching only lasts for around ten seconds at a time, then it is relatively normal and as mentioned, just down to lack of sleep. However, if it is doing it repetitively it should be checked out by a doctor.

If the problem is caused by depression then the doctor may prescribe anti-depressants and they usually take the twitching away. Overall it really isn't something that you need to get worked up about. It is quite common and it is usually just down to tiredness.
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I used to get that all the time when I was stressed at work and or sleep deprived. Usually getting more potassium in my diet (i.e. Bananas) helped a great deal. Good luck!

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This made me cry... The "belief" that something bad will happen... Because my Grandmother went into the hospital yesterday for an overnight stay because her heart was going too fast...my eye has been twitching off an on for a week... I found one website that offered ideas of areas around the eye to massage to stop the twitching... Gosh I pray that eye twitching doesn't mean anything other than stress and lack of sleep... :(
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
A facial twitch is called a 'blepharospasm' and it's an uncontrolled muscle contraction. There are treatments for it, but you need to see a doctor about it to decide which is the best course for you. There is magnesium chloride, as one, but you don't know the dose for it, and the other is 'botox' injections, to induce a localized paralysing of the muscle. So, you should see the doctor about it. Hope this helps, good luck.
Lisa Marie Halsey Muniz Profile
My friend has this condition and she has issues with anxiety.  The doctor put her on an anxiety medication but it only helps a little bit.  I don't believe they treated her for the right condition.  Go to the doctor.  Good luck.
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If my left eye twitches some thing bad happens.. But if my right eye twitches good things come...
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I used to work for a chiropractor and whenever my eye would twitch I would have the doctor give me an adjustment because that makes it stop. If your bones are out of line then it causes nerve problems. . . Such as eye twitching.
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Anonymous answered
Try not to worry,
it is down to lack of sleep or stress,
I believe, it is a myth bearing in mind, that if your eye twitches something bad will happen,
loss of family or argument within the family.
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If my left eye twitches there is a bad news for me or something bad will happen to me
If my right eye twitches it means there is somthing good for me out there.
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Tony Winstead answered
My left eye started twitching just before my right eye started twitching and now I cannot see straight and they took my dl away!
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Anonymous answered
My right eye twitches. I am stressed and overwhelmed at work and I havent had a good night's rest in 1 month.
Do I think it is from all the stress ..yes. I will eat a banana and see what is the outcome. I hear Potassium is good for the eye twitch to stop.
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My eye has been twitching non stop for 2 months. Still is twitching. It's twitching atm. I want to know why but there's so many different reasons that I don't know which it is!
thanked the writer.
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Anonymous commented
Yoe need to fully service them up, tears might sort out your problem, If you still face this problem then i am sorry to say your eyes expired ahahaha lolz

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