I don't know if this is an age related issue; an issue becuause I stare at computers all day; or if it's stress. Regardless, my right eyelid has been twitching now everyday for close to a year. Everything I read about it says it's a condition that typically clears up in a few days, or a few weeks at most; unless your me. Some people end up with a chronic condition called MyoKymia.

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Ironically the risk factors of developing MyoKymia are being female, and cold weather. I must not be the only woman this is happening to in Minnesota! The reports I read about it say it remains a mystery for the most part of why it happens, but they think is related to:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue

Basically, a typical work day for most people.


For some reason, Tonic water has been shown to help. I don't know if I've ever had tonic water, but I've certainly never looked for it on a shelf in the store, and didn't know it was right next to the sparkling waters; but it is.

So what's the difference between carbonated water, tonic water, and sparking water? The ingredient that Tonic water contains, that none of the other waters do, is Quinine. Quinine is an antimalarial that has been used to treat nighttime leg cramps successfully. Why it's supposed to work on your eyelid is beyond me; but I'm going to try it.

So now; do I drink regular or diet? Does it matter? I found both. The calorie count is different for sure.

Has anyone else ever tried this for twitchy eye? Let me know if it worked for you. Maybe it's just an excuse to enjoy a Gin & Tonic.

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