Army of Mom

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6.26.2007

This explains a lot

Lately, I've noticed that my right lower eyelid has been twitching like mad. In the past, this has only happened when I've been incredibly stressed and, usually, when I'm really mad. Well, for the past month, it has been happening way more frequently. Of course, with Army of Dad changing jobs last month, I'm on the 'catastrophic' temporary insurance policy and would have to be coughing up a lung before I see a doctor. So, like any dufus with Internet access, I decide to diagnose myself and do some surfing. Eye spasms like mine are apparently nothing to really worry about. I sort of figured that, but I want them to go away. The eyelid twitch is really annoying. According to the University of Michigan, the cause of minor eyelid twitching is unknown. A slight spasm of the lower eyelid or even both eyelids is common and of no concern. Still more disturbing to me, minor eyelid twitches require no treatment as they usually resolve spontaneously. Reducing stress, using warm soaks, or correction of any refractive error may help. Some ophthalmologists recommend reducing caffeine usage. Ha. Reduce stress. But, wait, noooo, anything but that .... reducing caffeine usage. NOOOOOO. I'm like the highly caffeinated science fair judge, Dr. Krunklehorn, from Meet the Robinsons with her caffeine patches that equal a dozen cups of coffee. Ok, maybe I can live with the twitch.

2 Comments:

  • At 9:39 AM, June 26, 2007, Blogger Kim du Toit said…

    Two words: multiple orgasms.

    Tell AoD there's no need to thank me, it's all part of the service.

     
  • At 11:37 AM, June 26, 2007, Anonymous MorningGlory said…

    What's always amazed me about these things is that no one else can see them. I feel like my eye is doing the REM sleep rapid-blink thingy, and the person sitting across from me is like "no, I can't see anything wrong with your eye".

     

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