Anyone have twitching eyelids?

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   Posted 1/28/2009 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I know by your posts that many of you have muscle twitching throughout your body but do many of you have twitching eyelids? It is very annoying and I was wondering if Lyme causes it. I have read that magnesium deficiency could be involved,but I take plenty of  that (800 mg daily) Anyone? Thanks alot!  D

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   Posted 1/28/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dowa!

Interesting you write about that; I had this, not constantly, but again and again; since last November I started to do real long walks for exercising and checking my condition, joints etc; since then I have been eating turnip sirup every day to provide me with magnesium and iron; I go for the natural food sources for supplements whenever possible because I got the feeling this is better and more effective for my metabolism; the eye twitching disapeared comletely in the meantime; I don't know if this is just coincidence and I don't know if the twitching was caused by Lyme; but at least indirectly I can immagine this because our immune system has much more work with lyme and this is litereally using us up.
greetings, dorit

..... I noticed that I did a translation mistake.... SORRY for that, DOWA! it's not turnip sirup (LOL...) but sugar beet sirup I do eat for getting magnesium and iron!

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   Posted 1/28/2009 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I had that the first few months when my illness reared it's ugly head. I don't anymore. I only had it in my right eye too.

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   Posted 1/28/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I get a twich in my lefy eye lid when my nervous system is agitated. This is usually comes when I am under a lot of stress. It comes for a week or so and then leaves.

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   Posted 1/28/2009 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I had it on and off for a few years before that I found out I had Lyme.

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   Posted 1/28/2009 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I had it when I first became ill enough to go on disability in 2005 and now that I started Flagyl/Doxy am experiencing it again. Never made the connection until recently but then again didn't realize I was battling chronic lyme until recently.

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   Posted 1/28/2009 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the twitching eyes..and it later turned into bells palsy. My whole rigth side of my face would drop. And my eye would drive me crazy. But it would still close. Luckily. But the eye would look bad...dropped and my right lip and I would look off.
And the Dr. and I had a long tak today about magnesium. And he said that is was proven to help the lyme build its big wall and that lyme thrived on it to protect itself against all abx.
So we are not allowed any of it at all.
This is also backed by Dr. Fry. And others.
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We all got it again this summer is Texas.
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   Posted 1/29/2009 12:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes! I think it has stopped now, but my right eyelid was twitching for about a week straight, and it was really annoying! Strange thing is I feel great otherwise, not taking any antibiotics, generally doing very well. But the eyelid twitching is like a little reminder that the lyme is still there, hanging out by some of my nerves...
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   Posted 1/29/2009 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
My left eye twitches often. Now it looks different from my right. Theres puffieness underneath when I smile and I have crows feet on the left but not the right...weird.

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   Posted 1/29/2009 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   

So they think that magnesium is not good to take with Lyme? That would be a shame because it is good to some extent at helping sleep and muscle twitching Can you help by citing any articles?


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   Posted 1/29/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks everyone for your input. I dont understand NOT taking magnesium as most all of us are very deficient in it? How does that make any sense??  D

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   Posted 1/30/2009 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Dowa, I used to only have the twitching eyelid thing when I was under severe stress. Then recently (the last couple of years) it has been for no reason at all. I was also having palps quite frequently at the time.
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
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   Posted 1/30/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
This is all so frustrating and quite maddening. My one eye suddenly (well the past few years) looks so much different than the other eye and I've also experienced twitching although not too often. I notice it much more in photos, especially when I'm smiling. I mentioned this and so many other symptoms to four different doctors over the past few years (2 neurologists, 2 internists) and it was just all brushed off as CFIDS. I have my first appointment with a lyme specialist next week. I also checked the supplements I've been taking for CFIDS/Fibro and three of them contain magnesium which I'm stopping until I see the specialist.
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