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   Posted 2/21/2010 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Today my eye started twitching.  I am not sure if it is the eye itself or the eyelid.  It has been very bothersome all day it doesn't really hurt or anything but rather intrusive in my day.  Anyway does anyone else have this problem?  I talked to the nurse where I work and she said I should call the doctor....

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   Posted 2/22/2010 12:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I get eye twitches when my magnesium levels get low. When I take the supplements for a couple of days, the twitches go away.

Mine is the lower lid that twitches.

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   Posted 2/22/2010 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay so I have a call in to the doctor I am waitng for a call back... in the mean time I have created a theory :) Well it is my theory anyway.... with all the twitching in my eye it is now a little sore the twitching is very small muscle movement that in most places on our bodies would probably go unnoticed but around the eye is very sensitive and can feel that so what if that is what fibro is in the first place just small muscle twitches that happening for long periods of time makes it hurt, maybe I should do some research on that.... wonder if anyone even thought about it. I know one of my visits to ER was pretty much muscle twitches and I couldn't stop moving and the constant movement created a situation where I hurt soooo... Just a thought

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   Posted 2/22/2010 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I get eye twitching when either over tired, or stressed. It's very rarely the sign of anything serious.
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   Posted 2/22/2010 2:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I got eye twitching and facial tics from metoclopramide. If you are taking any meds, check the side effects. My twitches took 6 weeks to go away.

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   Posted 2/22/2010 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   

My eyelid twitches when I am anxious or stressed.  It can last for an hour or days.  My lip will twitch too, and other muscles in my body.  I think it has gotten better since I started taking magnesium.


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: valium Advil

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   Posted 2/23/2010 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   

I get your theory. Yes, a repeated firing of any nerve will lead to pain and exhaustion of the muscles. I have twitches, better know as fasciculations, in my calves which are very definitely Fibro. When the fasciculations fire too constantly I actually have cramps in my feet. The calves become very sore too. I am on a large amount of magnesium and it does seem to help. I have also eliminated caffeine lately and see a big reduction. This is without a doubt a neuro-muscular disorder.

Good luck to you, Patsie

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   Posted 2/25/2010 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay so my gp never called back about the eye twitch but I went to the eye doc today and whoo hoo this is the first time I didn't have to change my prescription on my glasses, I was so excited because it didn't cost me another arm and a leg(I have already spent about 800 dollars on doctor's visit since January

I will be going to gp tomorrow and will question why i never got a call back... i have a hard time trusting doctors in the first place and it makes it worse when they won't respond to me.
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