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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?

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

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I have a dull ache behind left eye. It comes and goes. Sometimes both eyes start hurting.

I have a dull ache behind left eye. It comes and goes. Sometimes both eyes start hurting.

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

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Is it nromal if both eyes are sore and feels a sharp prickly pain in wearing and even contact lens are removed?

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

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Have infection in both eyes called super ketitas, I think, also have sore glands on neck and blister like sore on neck why?

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

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Under the bottom of both eyes feel like someone punched me. Very sore... The whole cheek bone feels like a bruise. Nothing visible?

Under the bottom of both eyes feel like someone punched me. Very sore... The whole cheek bone feels like a bruise. Nothing visible?

Pain: Sinus infection, allergy, tooth issues are probably first to rule out. If none of that is found, try warm compress to the area, Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If other symptoms are present or if it is getting worse, see doc. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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Dull ache pain behind eyes. Sometimes near temples...Possible causes?

Dull ache pain behind eyes. Sometimes near temples...Possible causes?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Eye white: This can be a sign of unusual migraine headache or anxiety due to spasm of focusing. More importantly this can be a vascular problem related to blood vessels or heart. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have severe pain behind both eyes. What are the best migraine meds?

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

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Pian behind both eyes for about 2 weeks when ever I move my eyes they hurt. Getting sick a lot. Low grade fever.?

Pian behind both eyes for about 2 weeks when ever I move my eyes they hurt. Getting sick a lot. Low grade fever.?

Myalgias: Myalgias (pain in the muscles that move the eye) and low grade fever suggests some type of viral syndrome such as the flu. You should see your doctor for examination and testing. ...Read more

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Nerve shooting pains behind both eyes. What doctor could do a thorough test to see if nerves are damaged not just shine torch in eyes like my neuro..

Dry eye?: Shooting pains behind the eyes could be dry eyes. Simple self test is to use otc preservative-free tears, 1 drop every hour and see if the pain subsides. An eye exam by eye md can rule out a lot of other possible causes of pain around the eyes. ...Read more

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Pain behind both eyes, nausous, sometimes blurry vision been going on for two weeks?

Pain behind both eyes, nausous, sometimes blurry vision been going on for two weeks?

Headache: A headache with these associated symptoms may suggest migraines. But also possibly a more serious condition. Given 2 weeks duration and the nature of your symptoms please see your doctor for evaluation asap of these potentially serious headaches. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I always get an ice cold nose & headaches behind both eyes & cross forehead? Docs can't find anythin? But why an icy nose

I always get an ice cold nose & headaches behind both eyes & cross forehead? Docs can't find anythin? But why an icy nose

Icy nose: When does this happen? Do your fingertips also get cold? May be Raynaud's phenomenon. What is your diet like? Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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What can you do if your head is throbbing, your muscles are sore and it hurts behind the eyes?

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

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What can cause tender temples, sore eyes and tender bones behind ears

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Can be serious: The first question would be to find out if your dad has melanoma. If so, then these symptoms absolutely need to be evaluated asap by a doctor. Melanoma can spread to just about any organ including the brain, bones, liver, and lungs. ...Read more

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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?

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