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My Eye Wont Stop Twitching!

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Has this ever happened to any of you? I guess it's celiac related, I've gotten accidentally glutened a few times in the past month and am having many other side effects from it as well. (The last time was yesterday at P.F. Chang's.....we're not safe anywhere.)

I have always had a mild version of this, with my eye jumping or eyelid twitching, but it is now happening every day, all day long. At least once every hour and more. It is really bothering me and it's becoming more apparent. No one could notice when it happened before, but now it's almost causing my eyelid to close.

Does anyone know if this a pinched nerve or something else? Should I get it checked out? I don't have any insurance. This is starting to worry me.


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It really might just be a Magnesium deficiency. The same thing used to happen to me. You see, when I get glutened, I lose some of my electrolytes, creating a deficiency. It doesn't go away until the Magnesium is replaced. You could try some Magnesium rich foods or get a Megnesium supplement to see if it helps. Good luck.

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LOL used to happen to me all the time! B)


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It's also a symptom of b12 deficiency. Have your doctor run a nutrient deficiency panel.


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Mildly Lactose Intolerant, slight intestinal symptoms after eating milk products, but easily corrected with lactase enzyme

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Brother with Celiac, aspergers...his tests were all negative (he didn't have genetics done), including endoscopy, but he definitely is at the least gluten intolerant...highly suspect my mother has it as well- she has hyperthyroid, fibromyalgia, hemochromatosis, and now colon cancer, and she has been weak and exhausted and just generally sick. She's going to get tested.

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Has this ever happened to any of you? I guess it's celiac related, I've gotten accidentally glutened a few times in the past month and am having many other side effects from it as well. (The last time was yesterday at P.F. Chang's.....we're not safe anywhere.)

I have always had a mild version of this, with my eye jumping or eyelid twitching, but it is now happening every day, all day long. At least once every hour and more. It is really bothering me and it's becoming more apparent. No one could notice when it happened before, but now it's almost causing my eyelid to close.

Does anyone know if this a pinched nerve or something else? Should I get it checked out? I don't have any insurance. This is starting to worry me.

The same thing happened to me, but I just got blood tests done for Celiac and they showed that I do NOT have it. Anyways, I agree with the B Deficiency as well as magnesium. I take a B Complex and Cal/Mag/Zinc vitamin every day now....my twitching has, for the most part, gone away.....

But I wonder why, if I don't have Celiac, I am deficient?!?

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It really might just be a Magnesium deficiency. The same thing used to happen to me. You see, when I get glutened, I lose some of my electrolytes, creating a deficiency. It doesn't go away until the Magnesium is replaced. You could try some Magnesium rich foods or get a Megnesium supplement to see if it helps. Good luck.

-Brian

I am not taking any magnesium suppliments, but I do try to eat foods containing it. I suppose from being glutened so many times, I'm not absorbing nutrients as well as I should.

Any suggestions?

It's also a symptom of b12 deficiency. Have your doctor run a nutrient deficiency panel.

I just started taking b12 because of my energy level etc.

Plus, I don't have a doctor.


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This happens to me too. BUT it hasn't happened once since not eating gluten!!!!

There were episodes it was so bad my eye barely would stay open too.


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This happens to me too. BUT it hasn't happened once since not eating gluten!!!!

There were episodes it was so bad my eye barely would stay open too.

Wow!!! I've only noticed it in the past six months, on and off, my bloody eye wouldn't STOP TWITCHING! It's not visible to tohers, but it's irritating as all get-out. I'll have to try supplementing with magnesium next time it happens, I already take extra B.


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Do you have rosacea on your face? I found out through twitching that I had it in my eye and it was happening due to irritation. Sjogren's (Im not sure on the spelling was another option) was a possible option too but it ended up being ocular rosacea. It might not hurt to get it checked out and it never hurts to take extra b vitamins.

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i've experienced this off and on over the past couple years. it was really bad right before i went gluten-free, but i was also really stressed out. now it's been happening more frequently again, but i don't think i'm that stressed. i might have to try some B supplements. taking everything else. its so annoying though, i feel ya on that one!!


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Do you have rosacea on your face? I found out through twitching that I had it in my eye and it was happening due to irritation. Sjogren's (Im not sure on the spelling was another option) was a possible option too but it ended up being ocular rosacea. It might not hurt to get it checked out and it never hurts to take extra b vitamins.

Thanks, I do have rosacea. I've had it for many years, but it's not nearly as bad now as it used to be. I will have to do some research on ocular rosacea, though. I've never heard of that.


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Mine looks better on my face than it has in years so I was shocked to find out it went into my eyes.

I would see an opthalmologist to see if it is it and there are drops for about a week to put in. If left untreated it can lead to problems. If you do find out you have it, eyelid scrubs work wonders. I take burts bees baby soap and wash my eyelids with eyes closed twice a day and rinse thoroughly. It helps tremendously to keep breakouts down. I havent had a problem with it for quite a while due to my scrubs. Im sorry you dont have insurance, maybe they could set up a payment plan with you to pay off the visit?

Good luck in figuring out what it is :)

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