My son who is 8 has these eye twitches that seem to come for a while then go away and come back again. has anyone else had a similar experience?

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Jessica - posted on 03/01/2013

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Always check out the medical first but if all clear, eye twitches can also be a form of tic brought on by anxiety/stress. If the medical aspect clears, try keeping a journal of times when this occurs and under what circumstances to see if you can pinpoint any particular stresses or worries to start working on.

Lakota - posted on 01/31/2013

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I agree with the other ladies. It sounds like some sort of deficiency or eye strain - from video games, computer, TV

Sophia - posted on 01/30/2013

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I don't know about children but my husband had this same issue a few years ago. On and off he had these involuntary eye twitches. After blood tests came back, it turns out he was potassium deficient and was asked by the doctor to cut down on sugar intake and to eat more bananas. That seemed to have worked and he no longer gets these twitches.

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Dena - posted on 01/30/2013

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Thanks Anne no eye check in about two years I will look in to that magnesium deficiency may b cause his diet is very poor he is extremely picky only eats four things for dinner and lunch. Thanks for ur post Anne.

Anne - posted on 01/30/2013

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Hello Dena,

This is my 2 cents experience: eye twitches can reflect a mineral deficiency, magnesium in particular. For me magnesium supplement solved the problem.

In your son's case depending on what triggers it could also be eye fatigue. Does he have glasses? Has he been checked for this eye sight lately?

Hope this helps
Anne

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