Both my eyes seem to twitch, but its not the eyelids. The muscle I think is whats twitching. Seems to be towards the top on right eye and towards the bottom on the left.
Worn glasses since 12 and bi-focals since 45. Any ideas what could be causing the problem? It happens quite often throughout the day/night.
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There are many causes of eyelid twitching but the most common are fatigue, lack of sleep, caffeine, stress and anxiety. You job as a truck driver is a stressful job requires you to drink a lot of caffeine as in coffee or soft drinks.
There is a benign disease that is called benign essential blepharospasm. It occurs mainly in middle aged people and it affects more women than men. Fatigue, stress and lack of sleep are triggers for this condition. This benign condition can be improved by reducing the triggers that I mentioned.
Sometimes, the condition is so severe that there is intense continuous spasm of your eyelid for several hours and days. In this case, Botox injection to certain muscle around the eye can help to improve the condition.
I do agree with all the previous comments. Side effects of medications and medications overdose, drugs interactions and deficiency of certain minerals can cause twitching but usually not localized to the eyelid alone, instead there is generalized muscle cramps and spasms all over the body.
My advice to you is to improve your lifestyle and try the best to eliminate these triggers.Try not to take any medications or over the counter medications unless approved by your doctor.