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The most likely cause of your symptoms is called myokymia. Myokymia is an involuntary, local twitching of a few muscle fibers in the body of a muscle. This twitching, if it occurs in a limb, is not strong enough to actually move a joint but can be felt and sometimes seen as an area of quivering. Myokymia commonly involves the eyelids and muscles around the orbit. It often appears and resolves for no apparent reason and has not been linked to any underlying significant pathology. What causes myokymia? Studies have shown that it is associated with anxiety, stress, lack of good sleep, high caffeine intake and the use of some drugs. The best way to treat myokymia is to get more sleep, decrease caffeine intake and decrease stress. The good news is that myokymia is not a sign of serious underlying pathology and often resolves on its own.
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The watering may be due to a bit of dryness of the surface of your eye....
When your eyes are "dry" and irritated they make more tears....this is the "something is in my eye" mode of tear production, not the "my eye feels fine and I'm making tears to keep things moist" mode. The use of natural tears will help your eye turn off the flood of "something in my eye" tears that comes from your eyes being dry.
Does this make sense?
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hmm I typed a reply but I guess it didnt go through. Everything you said makes sense, but I am concerned about the left eye lid feeling heavy and stuck in a twitch, which is something that started only recently (even though Ive been having eye twitches for years off and on).also is there any reason why my eyes would get watery just before I go to bed. or a way to tell if they are a symptom of allergies?