My left eye has been twitching for many months now and I ignored it hoping it would cure itself, but it didn't. So I found this site discussing cures.
This is what worked for me. I closed my eyes and used the my back of my left index finger to apply heavy pressure over the middle and last part of the left eyebrow for a few minutes. After a minute or so of applying pressure, the left eyelid stopped twitching. I continued applying pressure for 5 minutes more or so. I fell asleep and when I woke up the twitching had gone completely. Let's hope it does not return.
I had a severe eye twitch for 10 months. It was driving me crazy. Homeopathy didn't work; rest and relaxation didn't work- and I was at my wits' end. Then I got smart- I went to an acupuncturist. After just TWO sessions the twitch was completely gone, and it has not returned! It has been about 5 months.
Every time my eye starts twitching I eat a banana. It's a great source of potassium.
My right upper eyelid started twitching many times per day causing me to seek a cure here. I tried bananas, potassium, magnesium, pressure in the area. None of those worked. I remembered that when my ribs were in pain my Chiropractor said the muscles were in spasm from a fall I had that caused a nerve to be pinched. When adjustments to relieve the pinched nerve failed he put electrodes on the area and applied shock treatments to the area to exhaust the muscles so they would be too tired to spasm and would get out of the habit of doing so.
That made me think I needed to exhaust the eye muscles but unwilling to put electrodes and shock in the area of my eye I just practiced blinking the eyelid as rapidly as possible for 30-45 seconds and found that stops it for a few hours so I am not constantly bothered by the twitching.
Hope this helps someone else. I still hope to find something that works totally.
I came to this site desperately trying to cure my twitching eye that had gone on for almost a month. The twitching was constant and I was feeling horrible. I was looking at the mirror a thousand times a day hoping it would have stopped. I tried taking tonic water and other remedies without success.. I then decided to start taking magnesium and calcium tablets....pap, it's gone, within two days of administering the multivitamins. Am so happy and thankful to God for using all the good people in this site. I will keep my diet on good check and never again take health for granted. Thanks to all you who share the knowledge.
Calcium and Magnesium Supplements
I occasionally get a twitch in one eye (either side). When I do, I also take calcium and magnesium, and the spasm goes away completely. This has also worked for me with leg muscle spasms.
Calcium and Magnesium Supplements
EYE TWITCHING REMEDY, Every now and then my eye will start twitching, so I take a good dose of liquid calcium and magnesium, and it will go away.
Castor oil cured my eye twitch.
I applied a drop of castor oil in my eye before bed. It itched a little at the site of the twitching. It took about 3-4 days before the twitching stopped completely.
Coconut water is a great source of potassium and it contains less carbs than a banana.
I was suffering from an eye twitch on the upper lid of my right eye for over a year. I tried magnesium supplements and eliminating caffeine, without any effect. Then I started snacking on figs to curb my desire for sugar. Within probably less than a week of eating about a cup of dried figs a day, I noticed my eye twitch was gone and I was sleeping much better. I missed a day of eating the figs and my trouble sleeping returned that night, but my twitch did not return. I have since continued eating the figs daily. It's been about a month now that I have been eating this way and still no return of the twitch. I imagine it's the magnesium content of the figs but also perhaps something in the balance of that with other minerals in them because mag supplements and other magnesium-rich foods that I tried like hemp and pumpkin seeds had no effect.
(East Earl, PA)
For months, my eyes would twitch at any moment during the day or night. It was an issue if I was outside because I couldn't see properly when it happened.
I tried both tonic and coconut water with no success.
Eventually I decided to move my eyes to different directions whenever the twitching appeared. During one or two minutes, I would look up, down, to the sides, etc.
The problem disappeared within days.
For what seemed like an incredibly LONG six months, I had an eye twitch that only became worse. In the begining it would only happen 3-4 times per week. At the end, 40-60 times PER DAY!!
Within the first week of starting a new job in a new town, in the NE New Mexico area, a co-worker noticed my twitch and shared this little trick. He said he would get them here and there as a kid and his Grandmother said it was caused by an air bubble in the tear duct. The bubble was trapped & as it would move it would then randomly touch, or cause pressure against, a nerve (maybe another reason why acupuncture is sometimes an effective cure.) there by cause a twitch if you will.
The secret cure?
A lit cigarette in the ear (the filter end, of course)!!!
*For those lacking in common sense: Please perform with EXTRA caution.
If your right eye twitches, then put it in the right ear. Remember that the eye, the ear, the nose & the mouth are all connected.
Why does this work?
If you truly have an air bubble, then the burning cigarette will cause a vaccum and draw out the air bubble! Pretty simple, huh?!?! ;-)
-Make darn sure to keep hair back.
-Do NOT perform this metheod with any type of hair care/styling product that is flammable. (duh)
-Use as long of a cigarette as possible for 2 reasons: less chance of burning yourself & greater vaccum.
-Try to make a better seal in your ear by wrapping paper towel or tissue around the filter, but not to cover the end of the filter.
This worked for me in just a matter of minutes. I only had to leave it in my ear for 3 or 4 minutes. Just be sure to keep the cherry (for non-smokers this is the burning/smolder, red hot end.) as hot as possible. For smokers, you'll know what I mean when I say "hot-box the heck out of it!". For non-smokers, that means suck on the filter long inhales and rapidly so that the paper burns away and the tobacco will have a very long smoldering area. 1/4" is a lot but again, it creates a stronger vaccum/suction. The goal here isn't to perform a stupid frat-party thing, but rather a 'medical procedure' (LOL ;-) of sorts!
Hope this helps and BE CAREFUL!!!
I had an annoying eye twitch for months. Tried supplementing with Magnesium (tablets and transdermal-lotion) and increasing my potassium too, neither seemed to help. Finally I gave up, but recently realized the twitch was gone. I've recently gone low-carb and have cut out all of my daily glasses of milk (still eat plenty of cheese though! ) I think that for me, I had an overabundance of calcium caused by all the milk I drank, and supplementing with magnesium & potassium still couldn't bring it into the proper ratio. So my suggestion is to try cutting DOWN on your calcium if you tend to ingest alot, like I did.
YES! Magnesium works for Eye Twitches! Magnesium citrate is the best magnesium, the stuff from the pharmacy does not work well.
I have had intense eye twitching in the last year. It went away but then inexplicably came back. It then went away again. Coincidentally, I have started taking magnesium I probably stopped taking it but then again started taking it. I had not been able to figure out what I was doiing that was making the eye twitch go away but now I know.