how long should you wait before doing anything...hmmm...a week? if it is still going on in 1 week make an appt with an eye doc.
until then try the following:
1) get more sleep this week
2) use warm compresses (warm water on a washcloth) a few times/day
3) try to de-stress
4) drink less caffiene
studies show that the most common cause of myokymia is stress &/or lack of sleep. but just in case you sleep plenty and are not stressed out, the number 2 cause is "idiopathic", meaning "no one knows". so you could just be having bad luck.
if it is still going on and you make your appt with an eye doc, tell him/her that some other eye docs (me among them) have had success treating it with prescription-strength antihistamines (like patanol, zaditor, optivar). antihistamines are pretty harmless to try and work a lot of the time, and most docs dont mind writing you a rx for it b/c its so benign.
if NONE of that works, and you go weeks on end of twitching (which i would say is going to be highly unlikely), then you'll have to consider that you might have facial nerve damage (which sounds bad, but probably wouldnt be that big of a deal). thats when you'd be thinking about botox injections...
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