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Eye Twitches Are Usually Benign

Is That Little Twitch Telling You Something?

When my eye twitches, I feel a little crazy and it amazes me that such a minute movement can cause such a jarring sensation. The cause of these twitches remains unknown, but fatigue, stress, and caffeine have all been fingered as suspects. Oddly enough, those three culprits all seem to occur simultaneously in my life.

Gently massaging the affected eyelid, from the inner to outer lid for about a minute, can help decrease the sensation. Although the vast majority of eye twitches are harmless, they can be symptoms of a larger problem involving nerves and muscles. But in those cases, they are accompanied by other symptoms as well. So is that little twitch telling you something. Yes, it is telling you to chill out, slow down, and get some sleep.


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