It is difficult to know for sure. Usually the problem persists for 24 hours or more, but sometimes the problem is there, but we do not notice it. My right eye pain will often subside after I use accupressure or a cold compress, but it is still there. You might not have noticed the symptoms until they peaked. I remember seeing my neurologist and having her tell me that my face was experiencing numbness and nerve damage. I had not noticed and I never knew when it had started.
My pain will start behind my right eye and then radiate towards the top and then back of my head. Sometimes we get used to the pain or our pain threshold increases. This can often seem like moving pain.
Well, this facial burning was coming and going, but to note, my right ear and neck was in pain still, so I went to the clinic today, and wouldn't you know it? I have an infection in my ear canal. So now I had ear drops to try and clear it up.
The doctor I saw tugged on my ear, and wow pain. LOL. He asked me if I was a fan of the Qtips. Ok, so I used to go through a bunch of Qtips weekly. Not a good idea!