March 7, 2005


i'm at work today for the first time since tuesday. i've still got some snot issues, but i otherwise feel ok.

my left eye is twitching, though. an incessant tic. right now it's bothering me more than my sinuses.

i know what kinds of things to do to get rid of a cold --i'm drinking tea, taking echinacea, slurping dayquil-- but is there any cure for a twitchy eye?!?

Posted by xta at March 7, 2005 12:27 PM | TrackBack

Can't remember if you need vitamin B or a banana for the potassium -- either way, both good for you.

Posted by: blackbird at March 7, 2005 12:42 PM

try packing the banana full of muscle relaxants.

Posted by: robdob at March 7, 2005 12:57 PM

you might need potassium. probably your electrolytes got out of whack, possibly due to increased fluid consumption during your cold. sodium and potassium control muscles and must be in balance. twitchy-ness and heart palpitations can mean they are not balanced.

if you like bananas, that's probably the best, safest way to add some potassium, but there are probably other potassium rich foods.

don't mess around with potassium supplements, i discovered the hard way that that can just make things worse-- and it can make you quite sick to your stomach as well.

Posted by: lisa at March 7, 2005 1:02 PM

my eye has been twitching for the last month...

Posted by: joy at March 7, 2005 1:40 PM

joy, you're boy-crazy, your twitch is probably just from winking at all the guys.

Posted by: ray ;-) ;-) ;-) ubinger at March 7, 2005 2:17 PM

who me??

Posted by: joy at March 7, 2005 3:16 PM

I say sleep. It helps with almost anything :-)

(I've had the twitchy eye too - it's maddening)

Posted by: pinky at March 7, 2005 7:03 PM

I'm just finishing my first half of my banana and the twitching has already stopped.

Posted by: Dauna at April 25, 2005 10:12 AM

i've had a twitchy eye for the past two weeks now... its driving me crazy =P

Posted by: kelsey at June 29, 2006 6:37 PM

I've had a twitchy left eye for weeks now. Thought I would surf the net to see what I could find out. It's all very interesting. Everyone seems to think it's stress related or due to tiredness. I suppose it all makes sense as I have been v. stressed at work and not getting much sleep.

Will try potassium rich foods and see if it helps!!

Thansk Guys

Posted by: Natty at September 16, 2006 5:19 PM


Posted by: SE7EN at September 28, 2006 10:50 AM

I have had a twitchy eye for a month, have eaten S**t load of bananas and other foods, my diet is healthy to very healthey with no stress and plenty of sleep, but it's still twitchy, maybe I have too much Potassium in my system now??? Potassium over dose?

Posted by: Twinkey at October 13, 2006 1:37 PM

This Twitchy on my left eye does not seems to go for many month and is still continuing, banana won't help. And have not brought any good luck either. I felt I should say something.. took me ages to find this page.

Posted by: RARA at November 19, 2006 2:13 PM

My righteyes been twititititching for weeks completly stressed and tierd need help going crazy!!!

Posted by: XBAKER at February 28, 2007 8:37 PM
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