I’m happy to report that the twitch in my left eye (you know, the one that caused me to write an off-the-cuff post that continues to drive the most traffic to this site of anything I’ve ever written – yeah, that one) went away for a long time.
But it’s back.
For probably the past month it has been making periodic appearances, but seems to really have taken root over the past week. Based on all of the advice this site receives, I know that it’s not really a surprise.
Lack of sleep? Check. Not hydrated enough? Check. Stress? Check. Check. Check.
The good thing is that all of this is actually controllable (at least to a large part), so I’m not too worried. But all of that notwithstanding, I have another theory as to the reason for this twitch.
As a kid I had wicked allergies, most of which have subsided considerably. But I still get hit with bouts of hay fever and occasional migraine headaches.
The thing is, this past week when my twitch has been really going hard, I’ve notice that my eyes feel like they’re burning. Eye drops help a bit, but not as much as I’d hoped.
I think I’m simply reacting to all the pollen that is in the air this time of year.
What do you think? Is there any merit to this theory?
Yes, the twitch is irritating, but I’m not going to let it get to me. Worrying about it only makes it worse in my experience, and I know that it has gone away in the past, and will again. But I can’t shake the thought that it’s all of the triggers I listed above combined with allergies that is really getting me right now.