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Its sounds like you may be getting migraines and possibly the cluster kind. The cluster kind last longer. I feel for you so much. I have suffered with migraines for years and only a few types of medications help. I have also been hospitalized for a really bad one that I had. I take Fiorinol with caffeine and aspirin and I'm not sure what else is in it. Tylenol does nothing for me and it did nothing for my father when he had pain of any kind. Some people's chemistry just doesn't work with Tylenol so I always have to request alternative meds. I have to take meds. with buffered aspirin or something besides Tylenol. My migraines are mostly hormonal but I also get them if I don't eat or sleep right, don't drink enough or get stressed out. It's basically a balancing act for me. My poor daughter gets them too. They are hereditary in my family. I know how frustrating it can be. There are lists of things that can be avoided that can help to prevent migraines but you have to stick to them strictly and sometimes I don't and pay the price.

Another thing you might want to try is to keep your sinuses moist. Migraines can cause swelling of the sinuses or vise versa and I have a lot of trouble with mine. Migraines and sinus problems can definitely be connected to each other. Sometimes I think when my sinuses are real dry it has caused me to get a migraine. The over the counter nasal spray along with meds. gives me some relief. If I let my sinuses get too dry I am in trouble. There is a lot of information on migraines and sinuses too on line if you have a chance to look into it. It sure does sound like that is what you get. I am not always sensitive to light either. Sometimes it just plain hurts. I've come on line a few times myself to forums in desperation. I sure wish I could give you all the answers you are looking for but I hope something I've suggested may help a little. Just know your not alone. I know how you feel. Don't give up on trying to get help. Have you seen a neurologist, an ear nose and throat doctor or even the dentist. TMJ(it's a jaw misalignment) can also cause headaches. I have that also to add to my frustration. I sure hope you are able to find a way to get some relief. Hang in there. I know how you feel. Dee