i have suffered from headaches for years, at different times they seem to come harder with a vengeance and last for weeks at a time. this time i thas been 3 weeks of constant pain deep in my eye socket, on right side. at first i thought maybe migraine, but it has been constant for 3 weeks, i can pretty much sleep at night and it is not really there when i wake up, until like an hour or 2 later, then all day long. i have no blurry vision or anything. i am scared. i am seeing an opthamologist today, but i am so scared what this could be. any thoughts pleaseeee??
They could be behind one eye for days at a time. Felt like my brain was about to explode out my eye socket. It will be interesting to see what the eye dr. says. Do you wear glasses? What saved me was a book called "Heal your Headache" by Dr. David Buccholz. I may be spelling his name wrong. I was about 35 yrs old when I read it. I'm 43 now. I had extreme migraines since I was 7 yrs old. I really missed a lot in life because of them. I now get an occasional bad headache but not a migraine twice a year and I can trace it back to something I did like eat the wrong foods, didn't get enough sleep, didn't wear my sunglasses in the bright sun, or sometimes it's due to hormone fluctuations. If your really worried I would ask my dr. for a brain mri.
dear alaskawild, thanks for the reply. i went to the opthamologist yesterday. he said my eyes are super dry, and i may have some sinus blockage, as i do have mucous(i know gross) going down my throat, but do not feel stuffed up. he put me on z-pac? but i dont think thats what it is. he half dialated my eyes, then at the end of the exam i said maybe something was pushing on my eye(tumor, anuerysm??), he asked if i had any double vision, i said no, then he told me to follow his finger with my eyes, he said that looked good, so he didnt feel it was necessary to dialate all the way, what do you think? i suppose he could tell by my pupils and other stuff if i wasnt focusing right or something. i also get tingling in my hands and feet, i've gotten this periodically over the course of 3 years or so. had a ct scan 3 years ago because of super bad headaches and feeling off balance which i've been experiencing again. i'm at such a loss. the ct scan was normal. i had a gluten test about 6 mos ago and my number was 23 which my doc said was very high and almost could put me in celiac range? any thoughts on this? i just need some answers. i live in constant fear and pain and i have a family to take care of
I wonder if a different type of doctor, like a neurologist or some kind of headache specialist, would be good to see now since you have already seen the eye doctor. I get plenty of headaches myself - daily or almost daily tension headaches and disabling migraines at times. I've noticed that a lot of times when I get a migraine or a headache that is higher in pain, I develop a lot of tenderness behind my right eye. Even after my head feels better from medication, my eye continues to feel very sore, like it was punched.
I'm seeing a new doctor tomorrow and if I find out anything helpful, I'll definitely post again. I am sure it will take more than one visit to find out a lot of helpful tips. I'm seeing a neurologist but now I'm seeing a headache specialist/physical therapist that focuses on cervical spine problems that can cause more headaches. My neck has been stiff and aching a lot more than usual, so I hope this doctor can offer some kind of help on this!
hiya ... ive been suffering from extreme pressure on my temples and head for over 3 weeks .... it doesnt go away even when i sleep i wake up and have so much preesure to my head i get very dizzy at times !!! can someone guide me ... many thanks
Pain behind the eye is a classic symptom of trigger point activity in the sternocleidomastoid muscle of the neck. A massage therapist can press the trigger point and recreate the symptom, affirming the presence of an active trigger point.
Always see a doctor first before going to a massage therapist. You always want to rule out more serious medical conditions before spending time and money on massage which is usually not covered by insurance.
Coolplayer00, I get migraines for various reasons, but I was also getting a lot of head pressure, ear pressure, and sinus pressure. Turns out it was related to my cervical spine (neck) and a bulging disc pressing on a nerve that creates these problems in my head, even though my neck only just feels a little stiff and that's all. I always thought I had severe sinus allergies because of the pressure, but I was wrong! I used to sleep on my stomach and my doctor told me to absolutely stop doing that, and surprisingly, it's made a big difference. You might not be like me or anything, but definitely ask your doctor about it and they can help you figure out why. I would have never thought it was my neck if I hadn't seen that doctor.
Esker, would acupuncture also achieve similar results for such symptoms? I've heard of a few people who had tremendous relief from acupuncture after trying various medications with no luck.