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SLEEPY101

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eye twitch
« on: July 18, 2009, 12:39:20 AM »
Does anybody have problems with there eye twitching. The bottom of my eye lid has been twitching everyday for a week? It doesn't hurt but is annoying and noticable to others.  Is this a symptom of sjogrens or side effects from the plaquenil?

fluffiebunnie

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Re: eye twitch
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2009, 01:59:18 AM »
I have a lot of eye twitching, but this is usually after a spell of numbness in the eye area... I have been told it is the nerves mending that you can feel when you feel twitching...

tomsmom

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Re: eye twitch
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2009, 07:55:16 AM »
I had a lot of eye twitching prior to being diagnosed with Graves disease.  I still get it.  Somtimes it'll last for days.  Is your thyroid ok?

fluffiebunnie

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Re: eye twitch
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2009, 10:00:27 AM »
My thyroid has been checked and is OK but still lots of twitching around the eyes!

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Re: eye twitch
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2009, 11:48:14 AM »
Fluffie

I get this when I'm stressed or over-tired.

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karleesgranny

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Re: eye twitch
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2009, 12:15:17 PM »
omg!!!!!!! I have had eye twitching for weeks at a time. I have been wondering if It has to do with sjogrens or what.  I dont know but it is very aggrevating and I drives me crazy!!!!!

SLEEPY101

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Re: eye twitch
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2009, 12:59:59 PM »
i do have Hasimoto's Throidisitis. Yeah eye twitching is annoying and embarrassing I feeel like I am winking at everyone:}

missy1306

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Re: eye twitch
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2009, 08:10:41 PM »
I also get it when I am under stress and over tired, boy it is annoying!

DragonflyC

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Re: eye twitch
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2009, 02:46:28 PM »
Sleepy, what were the results of your last TSH test and when did you have it done?  You may need your thyroid meds adjusted; that's often the case with Hashi's. 

Other possibilities, though, include dehydration.  Are you drinking enough fluids (not coffee or soda)?  Fatigue can also lead to twitching.  Are you sleeping OK?

I've had a slight eye twitch my whole life.  In fact, my high school boyfriend's best friend thought that I was hitting on him when we met because he thought I was winking at him.  I don't notice it (I do sometimes have an eye twitch that I can feel, but this one I can't), so goodness knows how many people have thought that I was flirting with them throughout the years!  I don't think it has anything to do with anything, though.  It's just a weird quirk of my body. 

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Re: eye twitch
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2009, 02:59:30 PM »
I too have eye twitching, and the opthamologist said that it was blephospasm, which is a possible neurological symptom (when it rains it pours), yep, like I need something else pointing to the brain. ::)  But mine only comes when I'm under stress, when I'm not stressed or doing something that I can focus on, it goes the way of the dinosaur.

Now I've not heard of the eye twitching to be thyroid related, wow, I learn something new every day here!

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fluffiebunnie

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Re: eye twitch
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2009, 07:33:03 AM »
I too have eye twitching, and the opthamologist said that it was blephospasm, which is a possible neurological symptom


Patze


So if thyroid is OK (like mine) the eye twitching is a brain symptom? 

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Re: eye twitch
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2009, 07:39:52 AM »
Hi

I'm not sure what causes eye twitching but I don't think it's actually a classic symptom of thyroid problems. It isn't in the extensive lists of symptoms that I've read anyway.

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DragonflyC

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Re: eye twitch
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2009, 11:44:34 AM »
Fluffiebunnie, it could be dehydration, fatigue, a vitamin deficiency, or many other things.  It could be a problem with your neurological system, but that's not the only possibility. 

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Re: eye twitch
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2009, 01:00:59 PM »
Hi Fluffiebunnie,

Let me see if I can shed a little light to my earlier post, blephospasm is a bit unusual and not often seen (benign essential blephospasm can be a sign of a neurological issue - and yep, there is more than one variety, and I don't know yet as to which one I have yet as only time will tell), please don't be too concerned as eye spasms can be caused by a lot of different things (I can't say as I'm not in the medical field, not in the past, present, and/or the future).  If the spasm concerns you, please check with your eye doctor, he may be able to figure it out.  

For me, it's just another symptom pointing to a possible neurological issue yet developing if you will (among other weird symptoms that I also have); I was fortunate that it occurred while I was being "fitted" for my plugs.  The doctor watched it and made the diagnosis from there (mine usually only starts when I'm very stressed).  

Whew, sure glad to see that the thyroid is probably not the culprit for a change!!! ;) :D ;D


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Re: eye twitch
« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2009, 08:05:59 AM »

Whew, sure glad to see that the thyroid is probably not the culprit for a change!!! ;) :D ;D


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