Lately, my eyes have been twitching a lot, my right eye more so than my left. Blepharospasm is the fancy-schmancy name for it. Common causes include stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, and prolonged staring at a computer screen or television.
Can you say "all of the above"?
My co-worker Talksa (not her real name) told me to soak a chamomile tea bag and put it on my eye. Home remedy, according to Talksa. I was so desperate this afternoon that I put a warm wet Bigelow Cozy Chamomile tea bag on my right eye at the office. Did it help? Not really. Perhaps Talksa just wanted me to look silly at work. Nothing says "professional" like a tea bag on your eye.
The Internet informs me that, because stress and/or anxiety often causes eye twitching, a good preventive measure is to keep stress down. One should also get plenty of rest and minimize caffeine consumption. While bothersome, the twitching is generally harmless and will resolve itself without treatment.
Keep stress down? Get plenty of rest? Minimize caffeine?
Sounds like I'm doomed to a lifetime of blepharospasm.