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How to make a nerve stop twitching (without using a stun gun?).

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Atlantagreg
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Posted Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:10PM

I've had a nerve twitching in my hand for TWO DAYS - the kind that makes one of your fingers jump around... and it's driving me NUTS.


So I'm sitting here, and going nuts.  I look over on the desk and see my police quality 50,000 volt stun gun and think, "Ok, one QUICK little squeeze of the trigger over the area of my hand that's twitching... surely that will knock out the F-ing nerve.   So I hold it over.. ZAP!  


Half an hour later after I stop throwing up - the nerve starts to TWITCH AGAIN!!!!


Are there any home style solutions to making twitchy nerves go to sleep and stop it???
caspixel
Posted Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:13PM

Sometimes a nerve will twitch in my eyelid for days. And last year a nerve was twitching in my eardrum for what seemed like months. That was real weird. They both just seem to stop on their own after a while.


Hearing your story makes me certain that I won't use a stun gun to try to stop any future twitching though

(Edited on 2006-06-26 22:16:42 by caspixel)
Atlantagreg
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Posted Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:16PM
Posted By caspixel:
Sometimes a nerve will twitch in my eyelid for days. And last year a nerve was twitching in my eardrum for what seemed like months. That was real weird. They both just seem to stop on their own after a while.


I've had the eyelid ones twitch but they seem to go away if I just stand in a warm shower and let the water hit my face for a while.  I also have had the "eardrum nerve" thing and yeah, that is insanity too.. but I get them more often in my hand.  Just two weeks ago one actually started jumping halfway up one of my thumbs, causing the upper-half of my thumb to jump around.  This went on for about 10 days before it stopped.


 
caspixel
Posted Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:17PM
I hope one doesn't start in your middle finger! That might get you into trouble...
wolv
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Posted Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:18PM
A fifth of Rye should do the trick (make your whole body relax. The only problem is you may start throwing up again.
mevans
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Posted Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:05PM
It's the devil inside you trying to escape. I suggest an exorcism.
Colonel
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Posted Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:23PM
Cut the caffeine and get more sleep is about the only remedy I can offer... I have an annoying twitch on my eyelid that I can fel but isn't visible as a twitch (nano-twitch) and it only occurs when I've been working to hard and overdosing the caffeine.
RayW
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Posted Mon Jun 26, 2006 11:40PM
Posted By Colonel:
...I have an annoying twitch on my eyelid that I can fel but isn't visible as a twitch (nano-twitch)...

Call nano annoying again and that "nano-twitch" will be plenty visible! :D 
Colonel
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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:06AM

Posted By RayW:
Posted By Colonel:
...I have an annoying twitch on my eyelid that I can fel but isn't visible as a twitch (nano-twitch)...

Call nano annoying again and that "nano-twitch" will be plenty visible! :D 



Man you were really stretching to try and get that one to work....

davidf
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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:29AM
Someone has the Atlantagreg voodoo doll out again
InkkStudios
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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:39AM

Those twitches are an indication of a serious illness known as psuedo-membraneous-istock-o-litus.  


 Just kidding......actually it can be many things but usually stress, caffeine and as mentioned above, "sleep". I would suggest you eliminate the stressors, cut down on the caffeine.......and for goodness sake get some sleep
sakaasa
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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:30AM

First remedy: 


Bend over facing a wall, throw your legs up in the air until they meet the wall. You are now standing on your head, braced again the wall.  Breath in and out very slowly or until your nose starts running.  That's it.


If that didn't work, try this one. It will work for sure:


Fill your mouth with water. Sit on a hot stove until the water boils. Works every time.
enfx
Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:01AM
cut your hand off....it will no longer twitch.
pennyburt
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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:05AM

Posted By Colonel:
I have an annoying twitch on my eyelid that I can fel but isn't visible as a twitch


I get this same twitch. I read somewhere that some twitches develop when you're dehydrated. Water seems to work for me.
I hope it works for you, there's nothing more annoying than not being able to control something like that!
justelaine
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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:06AM
major B vitamins, preferably in liquid form. I had a twitch in my upper arm in the big muscle and my druggist said to go to the health food store, gets this little bitty bottle of liquid B complex and put a dropperful under my tongue once a day. By the second dose it was gone. Works in hours for eyelid twitch.
Atlantagreg
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Posted Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:45AM

To answer some:


Other than an occasional sweet iced tea with a meal, I don't drink caffine (no coffee, etc).  I do drink lots of water as it is, though.


Sleep:  In the summer months when it stays light late, I take a 1 1/2 hour nap in the afternoon... then get around 6 1/2 hours of sleep at night.


Laying against a wall with my legs up - I'm not even going to go there.


I actually bought some liquid vitamins a week ago at Costco, but haven't opened them yet. Will try those as they have all the Bs in them. 
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