You Know What I Hate?

Involuntary muscle twitches.  A few years ago, I developed an involuntary muscle twitch right near my shoulder blade, and it lasted for like 6 days.  It wasn’t constant, but it was frequent enough that I was totally distracted by it, and so I found myself doing all sorts of internet research to find out if there were any known cases of muscle twitches lasting FOREVER, because I was certain this was my fate. 

So since Tuesday now, I’ve had an involuntary EYE twitch in my right eye.  These are the WORST.  It comes and goes, but right now, I feel like I look like I’m perpetually winking.  I know it’s much smaller than a wink, and that no one else can really see it, but that’s how it feels.

After doing some more internet research I have discovered that these eye twitches have a name – blepharospasms, and that if they become severe enough, BOTOX is recommended.  Wouldn’t it be kind of awesome if I had a medical reason to have to get BOTOX?

My research also indicates that one of the primary reasons one might develop an eye twitch is because of prolonged computer use.  So you’re going to have to forgive me if I’m less posty this weekend.  I have a legitimate medical excuse, you see, due to my blepharospasms.

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  • Buckeye Bob

    So, is that your eye?

  • Mockarena

    Yes. It’s my eye. 🙂

  • jenn

    That usually happens to me when I’m really tired – I’m sure using the computer too much would do it too. Take a nap, and say you’re in recovery!

  • Captain Ana Banana

    I wish I’d done my research long ago to find that out! Mine are only somewhat frequent, but have been occuring off and on for YEARS. I do however consider myself too young for Botox (that’s what I tell myself anyway).

    But there’s no way I’m giving up computer use. How else will I read Mockdock posts?

  • anon69

    another cause is dry eyes-

  • http://astoopidmonkey.journalspace.com astoopidmonkey

    Lately (within the past 3-4 months or so) I have developed a twitch as well. But, mine happens if I either drink too many energy drinks (about 4 will do it), or while I am drinking alcohol.
    I think that it may be the sugar content of these drinks. The reason I say that is because I drink ‘pixie water’ otherwise known to most people as bitch beer (smirnoff ice, Mike’s hard.)
    The twitch is not small either, it is my entire head seems to turn from side to side. (as if I were trying to look to the left, and then to the right, and then back to the left very quickly.)

  • sbarros

    I get that twitch thing often. Usually when I am tired or have eye strain. It eventually stops. But if you want an excuse to Botox, hey, I’m not gonna stop you. Supposedly, it helps with Migraines, but I haven’t jumped into that pool yet.