oh my… my twitching eye…

oh my… my twitching eye…

It’s not the first time that I’ve had an eye twitch. But I’ve always wondered what the heck causes eye twitching??

To find an answer I started asking google, of course!

The first article I came across had this to say (and most articles agree with this list):

Causes of Eye Twitching

There are various causes of eye twitching in its serious and not so serious formats. The more common causes for eye twitching include:

  • Corneal irritation or injury
  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep
  • Fatigue
  • Prolonged staring or eye strain
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Neurological disorders
  • Possibly Hereditary

As mentioned above, even acute anxiety can sometimes results in eye twitching. Our bodies are remarkable machines, capable of doing extraordinary and unusual things at times. Eye twitching may be nothing more than a sign you need to take it easy, or need a little R&R, as much as it may be a sign that something more serious is going on. Don’t forget, eye twitching is a relatively common phenomena.

The good news? The twitching is getting better today. But I’ve had this damn twitch for a couple of weeks now. I’m taking it as a good sign that the occurrence of the twitch is slowing down, although as I’m typing this line…here it goes again.

So what’s causing my twitch? Well let’s see of the possible causes above I’m narrowing it down to: stress, lack of sleep, fatigue, alcohol, and/or caffeine. Shocking that stress and/or lack of sleep leading to fatigue and/or alcohol and/or caffeine may cause physical ailments! Okay…not so shocking…I know.

I suppose I need to get my fitbattle completely back on track. The upside? I can get rid of the couple of pounds I put back on and get rid of this darn eye twitch. So starting today… more sleep, less alcohol and caffeine, and make sure I minimizing unnecessary stress.

Yep, I didn’t really need to research eye twitches to figure this out…but sometimes I just need to read it to recommit to taking better care of me.

Until tomorrow! Kathi