How can I stop my lower eyelid from twitching?

My lower right eyelid started involuntarily twitching about a week ago and it's really bugging me. I've never had anything even remotely like this before and to be perfectly honest it's starting to freak me out a bit. It sort of comes and goes and seems to be worse towards the end of the day. Do you know of any easy and effective home cures that can stop this? I know it has to be some nerve thing or whatever and can't imagine it's too serious but at the same time it's annoying as hell. Also, should I think about seeing a doctor if it doesn’t go away soon?


F, 37, Wisconsin

Hi IndigoRed:

I am sure that the twitching is very irritating.  Usually that will go away on its own without any treatment and it is likely nothing to worry about.  If you want to be proactive, Botox or any neurotoxin will likely be very effective at resolving this rapidly.

Dr. Ken Stein