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Twitching eyes and muscles

Twitches are common and very rarely a sign of anything serious. They often go away on their own, but see a GP if a twitch lasts more than 2 weeks.

Twitches are usually caused by things like stress, anxiety, tiredness, caffeine or alcohol. A twitch can also be a side effect of some medicines.

Twitches usually go away on their own. Getting lots of rest and finding ways to relax can help. It can also help to cut down on caffeine and alcohol.

Read more on the NHS website.

Twitches usually go away on their own. Getting lots of rest and finding ways to relax can help. It can also help to cut down on caffeine and alcohol.

Self-care

A twitch may come and go, but will normally stop in a few days or weeks.

There’s not usually any treatment for it.

But there are some things you can do to help.


Do

  • get plenty of rest

  • try to find ways to relax

  • stretch and massage any muscles affected by cramps

  • try not to worry about it – a twitch is usually harmless and worrying can make it worse


Don't

  • do not drink lots of caffeine, such as tea and coffee

  • do not drink lots of alcohol

  • do not stop taking a prescribed medicine without getting medical advice, even if you think it could be causing your twitch

Read more on the NHS website.

Twitches are usually caused by things like stress, anxiety, tiredness, caffeine or alcohol. A twitch can also be a side effect of some medicines.

Read more on the NHS website.