Twitchy...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by PonyGirl, Aug 17, 2007.

  1. PonyGirl

    PonyGirl Warrior Parent

    As I went about my morning routine today, I became aware that my left eyebrow is twitching. Anyone else ever get that? Sometimes it's a different muscle jumping. Today, left eyebrow.

    Anything I can do to get rid of this? Aspirin? Vodka? (just kidding about the vodka....Recovering Alcoholic Joke!) :smile:

    Peace
     
  2. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Try a hot pack to relax the muscle. Its annoying I know.

    I put rice in a sock, tie it off and throw it in the microwave for about two minutes. Works like a charm as a hot pack.
     
  3. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    If you're consuming caffeine, cut it all out and see if that helps. I get this if I'm drinking too much soda.
     
  4. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    I get eye twitches if I haven't been getting enough sleep. And if I'm overwhelmed by something going on...as if it's a premonition of something about to happen.

    I try to get more rest, cut back on caffiene and do some things that relax me, like reading, a long hot shower, a pedicure, or a nice walk in the woods.
     
  5. PonyGirl

    PonyGirl Warrior Parent

    Thanks friends! Jo, I'm positive it's because I'm not getting enough sleep this week.

    Janet - THANKS for the excellent hot pack home remedy!!

    SRL - who? me? toomuchcaffiene??? whaddyameantoomuchcaffeine!!!

    Okay, so no Instant Cure, huh? Don't cha know that's what I really need.....

    It has calmed down some, but yeah VERY annoying!

    Thanks again

    Peace
     
  6. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    I get them all over my body. :grrr: Sometimes they last for days. Facial twitching is the worst because it's so visible, but I get a lot of leg muscle twitching as well.

    Abbey
     
  7. On_Call

    On_Call New Member

    Yeah, I get those from time to time, too. Annoying, to say the least. Hate it when it happens to your eyes!! I have a shoulder that does it almost every day. Jeesh. As if we don't have enough to worry about. Hope it lets up soon for you!
     
  8. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    I do it with stress. When the stress is really bad, my whole body does it...like when you're shivering out in the dead of winter...and it becomes painful. Relaxation helps. Or something to get out the tension, like dancing.

    I do like the hot pack idea, too. I'm going to use that one. Too bad about the caffeine. They made me quit smoking. They're not taking my caffeine!!! :nonono: :smile:
     
  9. scent of cedar

    scent of cedar New Member

    You could try magnesium, Pony. I was getting restless legs at night ~ just that whole crawly feeling. Someone suggested that I try a low dose magnesium from the pharmacy at WalMart.

    I did.

    It worked.

    I don't remember the dose. Whatever is the lowest one. Theory behind it is that calcium/magnesium need to be in balance, and that if the balance is off, the muscles will twitch (or, feel like they are going to).

    I just took one pill, one night. (No sense putting anything else out of balance!)

    This happens to me fairly often since menopause has been slinking around the edges of things, and will pass on its own if I do nothing.

    But on those nights that it does happen, the magnesium helps, and I can sleep.

    Barbara
     
  10. PonyGirl

    PonyGirl Warrior Parent

    WOW you gals are awesome! It's sooooooo nice to find, yet another thing, that I am NOT alone in my suffering of!! :salute:

    Barbara - thanks for the tip! I will check into that. I'm trying not to think about the "M" word....but things are definately changing.... :smile:

    Peace
     
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