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Twitching eyes and muscles


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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.

If you have a twitch that does not go away, a GP can look for common causes and refer you to a specialist if they're not sure what the cause is.

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.

Page last reviewed: 30/10/2023
Next review due: 30/10/2026