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Twitchy Eyelid... PG Symptom?

For the last two days my left eyelid has been randomly... twitching isn't quite the right word, but the closest one I can think of to describe it. It's not like a series of quick twitches, it's like the lid has a momentary, single spasm from time to time. It happened a bit in my right eye yesterday as well.

My mom has MS and I am always freaked out by things like this that happen since MS is apparently genetic.

Anyone ever heard of eyelids acting up during pregnancy?

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Hey Cagnew,
I would think it very plausible to chalk your eye twitch up to pregnancy, seeing that most mild involuntary spasms can be related to stress, not enough rest, etc. In general, a drag on the nervous/immune system. Which, are ALL symptoms of pregnancy! Yay! Eye twitching is pretty normal for even non pregnant people to have every now and then, again, especially in times of stress. I would eat more magnesium rich foods, tea, etc. Usually doesn't last long....but I remember when it would happen to me periodically feeling like EVERYONE could notice and thought it was a full blow case of epilepsy! lol.....only in my head....I don't think it's very noticeable at all


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Yep! I'm definitely twitchier during pregnancy. I've noticed eyelid spasms before, and recently I had about an hour of odd little thigh twitches. That one was silly, I kept demanding that my husband drop what he was doing to stare at my leg (and, of course, every time we paid attention to it, it went dormant). @entiti 's explanation makes a lot of sense to me, and my experience at the very least goes to show you that you're not alone! There's no MS history in my family, either, so I hope that does a tiny bit to reassure you.



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Thanks for the reassurances! Pregnancy is so strange! I'm glad that women get to be the ones to bear children, but I wish men could experience the wild weirdness of what pregnancy does to us. Just for fun, just for awhile

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I have had them, though not in pregnancy. And MS does not run in my family that I know of. I have, however, noticed that my restless leg syndrome has been acting up sometimes. That does run in my family and I remember the last pregnancy it was particularly bad in the last couple months, then when the baby was born, it magically went away overnight. So I'm expecting it to happen again.

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I get that sometimes even when not pregnant, and it's happened during this pregnancy also. It's annoying! No MS in my family either.

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Magnesium absorption is somewhat disrupted in pregnancy, and can be a factor in any kind of muscle twitching or cramping. You can try drinking/cooking with bone broth, taking a mag or cal/mag supplement like Natural Calm, or using magnesium spray.


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Speaking of this symptom, my eye was twitching earlier today. So there you go.

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Sorry to butt in. It's often iron deficiency anemia, stress, or magnesium deficiency. I take Natural Calm or mine twitches pretty continuously and it's much worse in pregnancy.

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Thanks for the input everyone. I think I might check out that Natural Calm supplement y'all mentioned.

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