every day when i wake up i feel ok until about 1 hour later, i will start to feel heavey headed and feel preasure around my eyes and forehead, similar to sinus headaches i think. this will generally develop into a headache that stays all day. its always worse if i dont keep bizy and active. if i drink lots of coffee or loads of water i will feel better. the best thing i can do to feel better is drink lots of alcohol at night. the next day i will feel much brighter and less headachey even though i have a bit of a hangover, wierd i know! ive tried everything meds pills glases nothing helps, doctors have given up, please can anyone help??
I had this happening with me and seemed to have a bulging disc in my cervical spine (neck area)! Supposedly this caused inflammation that caused headaches, sinus pressure, and many other symptoms. I was surprised since my neck only feels a little bit achy and stiff, nothing bad. I sleep on my stomach and my doctor told me to start sleeping on my back or at least on my side. I was amazed that sleeping on my stomach actually was making it worse and already see a difference. I do have to see the doctor, who is a physical therapist, twice a week for 6 weeks, but he is having me do various exercises and lifestyle changes that will gently push the disc back to where it should be over time. I randomly found this doctor one day while browing the doctors on my insurance. It's a headache institute that had a regular physician that specializes in headaches and then this physical therapist that specializes in cervical spine problems that result in headaches and other problems. I was seeing a neurologist before and am taking prescriptions, which I might still need, but I really wanted to get to the root cause and wasn't getting that.
Of course yours might be something else, but I just wanted to share my experience in case it's a possibility for others. I was surprised that bulging discs are actually a problem with many people, and how simple it can be to help treat them over time. So many people are quick to go to a chiropractor for something fast or even surgery for herniated discs.
I thought of how similar I have been to what you said because drinking alcohol typically helped me feel better in the evenings, caffeine helped during the day, and I just felt "out of it" throughout the days. I always assumed I had chronic sinus allergies and that the soreness around my eyes was related to that as well. I had no idea spine problems can cause all of that and even sniffling/stuffiness.
Might be worth looking into if you have already tried many other things.... good luck!
I too have these unexplained head aches. mine is unilateral, centered on my right side of the head. i feel some pain in my ears too. but my ENT says no problem with ears. I have this head ache for about 1-2 years now. for the past 2-3 months i feel right eye discomfort as well. What can this be? Should I go for any scans now?
I am scared because 6 months back I was diagnosed with breast cancer (left) and completed my chemo, but no radiation as mine was an early stage cancer with no spread. now i am under tamoxifen tablets and also herceptin therapy. but my head aches are not new, it was there before my diagnoses also.
I was told by an eye specialist that my eye pressures are near the border line, and my right eye nerves looks bulged more than the the left. after a week, when i checked again with another Dr., she told me that my eye pressure is normal only. Is my headache related to this?
thanks for your reply its a possability i do get stiff backs and my job involves lots of heavy lifting. doctors say its stress but i dont agree i belive its something physical like your problem. ive never met anyone else who feels better the next day after lots of alcohol. ill tell my doctor this on my next visit thanks again.
Stress can play a part in it, but I definitely think it can be something more. Stress might make it worse though. I have a coworker with a serious back problem (I'm not exactly sure what, but he will get surgery in the near future), and I can tell that when he's very stressed out, he's in a lot more pain. Unfortunately I find that with a lot of people's headaches, there are different factors that play a part and cause the discomfort, but identifying at least a couple of them can really help! Some spine problems can be minor, but still irritate the nearby nerves and cause a good amount of pain and symptoms. My physical therapist told me that my trigenimal nerve and tragus nerve (hopefully that's how you spell them) are the ones that seem to be bothered by the bulging disc(s). I'm sure getting a neck MRI would give me more details on what is going on, but I trust that my doctor knows what kind of treatment to use for me since he sees many patients like me and knows the differences in symptoms and what not.