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Question #720 posted on 09/29/2003 midnight

Dear 100 Hour Board,
For the past week or so, my left eye muscles have been twitching, sometimes non-stop. I've heard from some unreliable resources that it's lack of some type of vitamin or mineral. I've also heard that it means absolutely nothing. Please let me know the truth.
- Eyes Closed

A: Dear M,
What you are experiencing is called a "blepharospasm" (blepharo = eyelid; spasm = involuntary contraction of muscle), a fairly common phenomenon. The most common causes for this eyelid twitching are stress and fatigue. So, the best way to cure the problem is to get some sleep and relax.