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Aching Behind Both Eyes
Brain fog for the past couple of weeks coupled with dull ache behind both eyes. Stiff neck also. My Lexapro (escitalopram) dose loosing effectiveness? A migraine?
Not a migraine: Could be a cervicogenic headache which is from neck muscles in spasm. You could try a massage of the area or a hot shower playing the spray over the neck area while stretching out the neck muscles. Moist heat or ice packs over the sore neck areas could actually make your head feel better. The brain fog could be a neurological issue. Good luck. ...Read more
How long?: Ethmoid or sphenoidal sinus infection could be causing your symptoms, especially if they are new symptoms or you have allergies. Persistent symptoms can be chronic sinusitis or something more ominous involving pressure on the brain. You need an initial exam by your doc including an eye exam. ...Read more
Is it nromal if both eyes are sore and feels a sharp prickly pain in wearing and even contact lens are removed?
Sounds like dryness: If both eyes feel sharp prickly pains and are uncomfortable - and more so with contacts, it is likely due to lack of sufficient tears. Treatment options include lubricating drops, different contacts, plugs to block the ducts that drain tears away, avoiding drying medications like antihistamines + diuretics. Switching to peroxide based overnight solution (eg clearcare), or medicated drops (restasis). ...Read more
Have infection in both eyes called super ketitas, I think, also have sore glands on neck and blister like sore on neck why?
I think you mean...: keratitis. This is an inflammation of the cornea, the clear membrane that covers the pupil. Improperly treated keratitis can lead to vision loss due to damage of the cornea. Any new symptoms (i can't answer your question "why? ") require further evaluation, Whether or not their related to the keratitis. Please get back with your eye doctor ASAP. Thanks! Dr. Anne ...Read more
Under the bottom of both eyes feel like someone punched me. Very sore... The whole cheek bone feels like a bruise. Nothing visible?
I'm 28 male got bumps around my nipples, got sore throat hurts bad, bumps at corner of both eyes what could it be?
Skin lesions: This could represent an ongoing infection. Please see your PCP. ...Read more
4 days ago had a sore throat. Lost voice for a day. Coughing. Now, 5 days later both eyes are red and watery. No other symptoms. Could it be Zika?
Zika: Zika is usually mild with symptoms lasting for several days to a week. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to MD and very rarely die of Zika. Thus many don't realize they have been infected. Sx: Fever, Rash, Joint pain, Conjunctivitis (red eyes), Muscle pain, Headache. Pain behind the eyes, Vomiting. Likely you have a virus but see MD. More info on [email protected] Com ...Read more
I have a sore throat, coughing and wheezing off and on and have had a few asthma attacks then woke up with both eyes, red, crusty, allergy?
Infection: You have an infection may be viral or bacterial. You need to see a doctor to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
Had pink eye in both eyes/sore throat/ear infections 8/21-9/5. The pink eye cleared with eyedrops 8/25.Now 9/12 I have pink eye/sore throat again?? Is this the same sickeness? Took augmentin for ears and finished those about 6 days ago.
I had an illness from 8/23-9/5. I had ear infections and pink eye in both eyes and sore throat. Took augmentin finished on 9/6. 9/12 I woke up with pink eye again 9/13 other eye infected and now have sore throat. Is this common?? Heath anxiety bad
Any allergies?: This makes me wonder if you may be experiencing allergies. I do not think this sounds worrisome but I think it would be prudent to see your doctor if symptoms persist. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
Decongestant: Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more
Had headache behind eyes approx 7 hrs 4/10, big sudden surge of pain 8/10 and then headache basically 1/10 after. Cluster ache or should I seek help?
Tension vs Migraine: I need more data but this might be a migraine. I would be suspect of a migraine if you have family history of migraines, headaches are cyclical, they last a 6-48 hours, you have nausea and vomiting. They get better if you are in a dark room without a lot of noise. Or this is just a simple tension headache which occurs maybe 1-2 times a month? Try Tylenol (acetaminophen) if not better or cyclical see doctor. ...Read more
Sudden blackout in vision, both eyes, like a turned off light switch. It was completely dark for about 1 second. With dull pain after behind both eyes?
My eyes get sore if I do not push on them to release the pressure behind them it makes a squeaking noise when I do?
Interesting: Well this is a first for me, and therefore is have to guess a bit. You may feel better just by the forced closure and rubbing action delivered to your eye through the eyelids. The pressure may stimulate some tearing, real lease of oil and mucous secretions thereby making your eyes more comfortable. I advise doing something different. Use warm compress to closed eyes, artificial tears. Better 4 eye ...Read more
Just starting at age: Even though headaches are so often caused by migraine, migraine is not usually beginning at age 45. At that age, you need your blood pressure tested during those headaches; the sooner, the better! Bilateral headaches are commonly caused by high blood pressure in your age group. Pain behind the eyes is a headache. After your blood pressure is tested by a professional, get the eyes examined. ...Read more
Pian behind both eyes for about 2 weeks when ever I move my eyes they hurt. Getting sick a lot. Low grade fever.?
Sometimes I have eye pain in, around and/or behind eye. Comes & goes and effects both eyes. My vision doesn't change. Worried about Optic Neuritis.
Just curious...: Why you are concerned specifically about optic neuritis? A female in her mid twenties might worry about this, for example, if there is a family history of MS or another CNS disorder. Maybe if you have a personal history of diabetes you are concerned about visual complications? In any event, ON is typically painless, and usually there are problems with vision. Pain should be evaluated by your PCP. ...Read more
Last few days have had slight joint aches, headache at front and behind eyes and continual cold sweats at night.
See doctor: You sound like you do not feel well why suffer. Go see doctor for evaluation ...Read more
I always get an ice cold nose & headaches behind both eyes & cross forehead? Docs can't find anythin? But why an icy nose
I was woken up in the middle of the night with a severe headache behind both eyes and in forehead. It had now settled behind my left eye.
Many things.: Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more
On venlafaxine and trazodone. Now I am having pains in both eyes and behind them as well as the room keeps moving when sitting or standing any ideas?
Trazodone: Trrazodone can cause dryness & blurred vision. Consult your prescribing md. ...Read more
My left eye has a little pressure behind it but both eyes are sprta bloodshot. What could this be and what could I do to lose the pain? I'm only 16. I also have anxiety and could stress be causing this?
How dry You are?: Eye pain and swelling of the eye can be a sign of dry eyes, allergic eye or contact related problems, emergent eye infection of lids etc. I suggest not trying to read up all about it and see your health care professional if simple eye lubricants, allergy eye drops and contact removal hasn't helped. ...Read more
Seek Medical Care: Generally a headache is responds to standard over the counter pain medications. If it is a true migraine (aura, severe pain with relief in a dark room) you may be a candidate for Botox (r). The sore muscles may be an indication of tension headaches and the pain behind the eyes, possible sinus disease. Neurologists are specialists in headaches. If you have frequent headaches, you see a md. ...Read more
Vasculitis: I hope this is transient, in which case I would not worry. However, some condition affecting small arteries can cause the symptoms you just described, usually in the elderly. Do not panic and see your healthcare provider. ...Read more
I woke up this morning with headache. By noon, Now I have 102° F fever, cold and chills, joint ache, pain behind eyes. Dengue is going on these days.
Flue: No you are experiencing a Flue or a Flue like symptoms. Hydrate well by drinking 10-12 bottle of water. Take ibuprofen alternating with Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the fever and headache and body ache treat the other symptoms and take a lot of vitamin C and Zink, not better see a doctor ...Read more
My dad is 53 and has found skin cancer already. Now his bones ache and he gets headaches behind the eyes, and his back hurts. Is something wrong?
3.5 weeks of pegasys/ribasphere tx; severe light sensitivity/pain behind both eyes, neck, shoulder&hands tingling&pain; normal symptoms or should I go to er?
Call your doctor: These meds may cause severe flu symptoms. But you can get other illnesses causing the same symptoms- like irritation of the lining of the brain. Call your doctor. ...Read more