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Twitching right eyelids (bottom & top); & now left eyelids too

Discussion in 'Type 2 with Insulin' started by NoSugarBabes, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. NoSugarBabes

    NoSugarBabes Type 2 · Active Member

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    Does anybody else share this symptom: a twitching right eyelid; & now in the left eyelid too. It occurs on both bottom & top eyelids.

    I am on several meds for Diabetes 2: insulin (Humulin M3), Victoza, Metformin; plus Statin meds for high cholesterol.

    Has anybody else experienced this symptom?

    This has been gong on now for about 6 weeks, getting worse recently. Now the 'flickering' is affecting the left eyelid as well as the right! :-(

    The twitching is visible in the mirror, i.e. can be seen by observers; so I'm not imagining it! Ha-ha! ,-/

    I had an OK result for my last retinopathy appointment in July; so don't think retinopathy can be the cause.

    Note re insulin dosage: I am taking 2 doses per day of 58 units each dosage/titration (which is only just below the maximum possible titration i.e. the 60 units that the pen can be set to as a maximum). So that's a pretty high dosage!!

    Maybe that dosage is too high?

    My BMs are not yet at a satisfactory level, although they are getting closer to the NICE target; so I'm wondering if I'm on the correct meds / the correct titration of meds / the correct combination of meds.

    On the next appointment with the diabetes specialist I will mention it; but that's not for a while.

    Any help?!
     
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  2. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hello, as you have had this for some weeks now, It's best to make an appointment to see your GP about it.

    Best wishes RRB
     
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  3. eddie1968

    eddie1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Could be nystagamus due to tiredness, dull lighting, caffeine and needing glasses.
     
  4. NoSugarBabes

    NoSugarBabes Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi Robinredbreast - thanks - yes, I have already made an appointment with my GP. This is due in the next fortnight.

    However, as per the term (in "GP") of "general"! practitioner, these surgery doctors have only a general knowledge of lots of medical conditions, & little knowledge of specialist subjects!! This includes only a modicum of knowledge/training in the treatment of diabetes; the poor souls can't be expected to know everything about medicine! ,-)

    So I posted my query at this forum as I wonder if any other Diabetes 2 (or Diabetes 1) patients might direct me in a better direction, if this symptom is caused by diabetes.
     
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  5. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    We can't diagnose on the forum, non of us have the expertise. I know it is annoying when you don't get an answer from someone who is going through the same problem.

    Other than us making suggestions, you really need to see your G.P.
    There are some possible causes here.
    http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/eye-twitching.htm
     
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  6. NoSugarBabes

    NoSugarBabes Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi eddie1968

    Thanks for the info re nystagmus.

    However, as per a rather good! graphic illustration on Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nystagmus), this is a condition that affects the eye rather than the eyelid. The eye is OK in my case, it's the eyelid/s that is/are affected!
     
  7. Andy12345

    Andy12345 Type 2 · Expert

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    Hi, I'm not sure how helpful my story will be but, maybe a year ago my eye, then eyes twitched, it made me really self conscious, I at times would keep rubbing my eyes (which didn't stop it) and would make my eyes sore, I would constantly apologise for it, this made little sense as with mine, it was hard but not impossible to see, although from my side it felt like it was a huge twitch

    This came and went, I would have it for a couple of weeks then nothing, even more weird it went into my hands, especially my thumbs, this was very pronounced, my kids never believed I wasn't doing it on purpose until one day I fell asleep on the sofa and I was doing it asleep, it looked liked I was playing the piano

    I never went to the doctor because I was afraid I had something terrible like Parkinson's or that thing Stephen Hawkins has

    The good news is it went away completely, no treatment it just went

    I don't take the meds you do so sorry if this was a waste of time reading this
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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  9. NoSugarBabes

    NoSugarBabes Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi catherinecherub - thanks for your info re 8 Causes of Eye Twitching - Eyelid Twitch (www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/eye-twitching.htm) - that's great!

    Some of these causes had already occurred to me, so are going to be discussed with my GP at the forthcoming appointment

    It is interesting that "nutritional imbalances" is cited as 1 of these 8 causes; I wonder if - included in that causation - could be an imbalance/overload of blood glucose due to diabetes?!

    Dust allergy & related sinus problems was my first thought, but it is so easy to misdiagnose - by both the doctors & by us the patients in self-diagnoses. Hence the need to look further afield to other causes. Diabetes being the most likely as it is the only "serious" condition that I have.

    I also find that some Net or forum research can help me feel more in charge & less stressed; I hate relying upon GPs who then seem to know little &/or take ages to do anything about it, let alone diagnose!! ,-(
     
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  10. NoSugarBabes

    NoSugarBabes Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi Andy12345 - no, no probs, all informative advice is welcome as IMHO there is no problem with any posting with related data/experience - it all helps!

    It's interesting that you never found a cause - though I am very pleased for your sake that it went away! :) :)

    That is a case of an IDIOPATHIC symptom ( = "of unknown cause)"; IMHO, this "idiopathic" is one of the medical professions' over-used/favourite words. :-( Hey ho! ,-/
    In this case, though, I hope the doctors find the same cause for my symptom, as long as it goes away! ,-)
     
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    I suffer from this, It can last several days then disappears but then to return weeks or months later. I was told it was due to lack of calcium. May be of some help.
     
  12. NoSugarBabes

    NoSugarBabes Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thanks for that re calcium. I shall research that too. :)
     
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    Adelle0607 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @NoSugarBabes, I had twitching for two months on my eyelid, fingers toes and muscle spasm in general but that was after I had two very busy months of non-stop work and projects. Took a bit of a rest, ate well and the symptoms were gone after that, but of course better check with your GP as the others have suggested as we cannot diagnose over the internet :) good luck xx
     
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  14. sonny_84

    sonny_84 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi! I face similar problems of twitching of eyes! Do let me know if u find some cause, my eye lashes grow, when I cut them I get relief! The long eyelashes hit the glasses of my specs! I thought this was a unique problem to me.... But joining forum helped me find someone else with it! Let me know if any probable cure is found!
     
  15. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I read recently that magnesium deficiency can cause muscle tics, including the eye.
     
  16. sonny_84

    sonny_84 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Ok let me get that tested then! Thanks! God bless!
     
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