Myokymia

Do you know what that is?  I had to do research on something and apparently Myokymia is the medical lingo for what is occurring.

Okay, so, I have a twitch, just a little twitch, but a twitch none the less.  I don’t think it is noticeable. Especially if you aren’t EXACTLY looking for it.  It is at the bottom outside corner of my left eye. Its been occurring for about a week now, not constantly, mind you, but on and off. So since it was happening, I had to research it.

Myokymia is what I found.  Myokymia is defined as annoying eyelid twitches that usually affect only the lower eyelid of only one eye, but can affect the upper lid as well.  VERY DEFINING. Don’t you agree.  Apparently it has many triggers.

Trigger List includes ~

  • stress
  • fatigue
  • eye strain
  • nutrition problems (lacking magnesium)
  • allergies
  • caffeine
  • alcohol
  • dry eyes

Sure.  Okay.  I get it.  So in my case, possible factors are stress, fatigue, nutritional factors (lack of magnesium) and maybe, just maybe, eye strain.  Lets face a few of these head on.

I do believe stress is a defining factor in my life right now, simply because what I have been and am going through. HOWEVER, daily, I lay that at the foot of the cross.  I refuse to accept that daily bundle of stress on my shoulders, quite frankly.

Now, fatigue could be a possibility as well. I spend quality time with God at night, reading and/or television catch-up time. Now, this can add to the natural fatigue of the disease process that I am dealing with, but I cannot give up my ME TIME. Could you?

Watching television or reading in low light can definitely create some eye strain, as can reading a tablet that is backlit. But when you are trying to conserve the electricity expenditures, you kind of have to do what you have to do.

Now, nutritional factors; more specifically “lack of magnesium”??? I take a magnesium supplement already to help with restless legs and such; so I don’t consider that one a possibility. Maybe I need to up the dose a bit. I will have to figure this out.

I learned something new as I was doing my research, so I thought it would be great to share that information.  Thank you for a listening ear.

I keep telling C that learning is not just for the young.  I burst his big bubble world when I told him he would be learning for the rest of his life.  There is always something to learn.

 

Proverbs 16:21   The wise in heart will be called prudent, And sweetness of the lips increases learning.

Proverbs 16:23   The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, And adds learning to his lips.

 

1 thought on “Myokymia

  1. Def too much caffeine for me affects this.

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