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Twitching eye

What is causing your annoying twitching eye?

An eye twitch is a common occurrence, and is usually harmless. In some cases, an eye twitch can indicate problems such as stress, lack of sleep or even neurological conditions. On this page, eye advisor Morag Lindsay explains what causes a twitching eye, and what you can do to stop it.


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  • Harvey @ Eyesoothe's photo avatar
    Harvey @ Eyesoothe — 18.01.2018 11:10
    Eye twitching can have various causes. Medicine is a common sign. Sometimes tension, stress, excess activity and calming influences can cause. Herbal remedy is very effective in keeping the muscles strong and hydrated so that you can put an immediate stop to eye-twitching. Thanks.


  • Lisa's photo avatar
    Lisa — 02.11.2017 07:12
    Can eye twitches be associated with the menopause. I have also read that low magnesium can be a cause?


    • Morag's photo avatar
      Morag — 03.11.2017 12:28
      Hello Lisa, Yes, some women report dry eyes or eye twitches during the menopause due to falling oestrogen levels. Women tend to be low in nutrients or magnesium during this time too. Other reasons might be due to anxiety or stress and a magnesium supplement might be helpful here too.


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