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Pressure in head and behind eyes, temple tightness, since almost 2 years now, bloodshot eyes, fatigue, nervous, what can it be and can do? pls advise!

Complicated problem: There are many possibilities here. If you have not had an eye exam recently, it may be that you need glasses even if you feel you are seeing well. If you are spending more than 6 hours/day in front of computer, or if you are not getting enough breaks or rest/sleep, or if you have some allergies, or if you are not maintaining good hygiene around your eyes--all of these might be impacting you. ...Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Intermittent head pressure esp behind eyes, clogged ears, tight jaw. CBC, echo, EKG OK. Lowering head worsens pressure. Allergies? Musculoskeletal?

Intermittent head pressure esp behind eyes, clogged ears, tight jaw. CBC, echo, EKG OK. Lowering head worsens pressure. Allergies? Musculoskeletal?

Pressure in head: in a young lady may be due to deep sinus problems or Idopathic intracranial hypertension especially if there is a positional component. I would see a neurologist. Check Iron level, Vit A level Thyroid function if there is evidence of raised intracranial pressure on fundoscopic (eye) exam. also check a CT of the head.. I wish you best of health. ...Read more

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Spasm feel on head after throbbing on right side. Ear clogging, head and face feel tight, slight thro behind the eyes?

Spasm feel on head after throbbing on right side.  Ear clogging,  head and face feel tight, slight thro behind the eyes?

May be migraine: Migraine starting at your age is always alarming but you have apparently had the appropriate test. If you have not consulted a neurologist, you should seriously consider it . Perhaps a MRI of brain with contrast may be needed in your case. Have you been prescribed a triptan type of drug yet? ...Read more

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Getting over a cold and have very tight temples and some tension in forehead and behind eye on ocassion. Not any worse with noise, light, exercise.

Getting over a cold and have very tight temples and some tension in forehead and behind eye on ocassion. Not any worse with noise, light, exercise.

Sinus symptoms: Sounds like sinus congestion /pressure, not necessarily bacterial infection. Hydrate, steam; talk to md re: meds, if appropriate for you. Be careful with oral or nasal decongestants. ...Read more

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Tight neck muscles, headache and pain behind eye?

Tight neck muscles, headache and pain behind eye?

Tension headache: The combination of headache, stiff neck and pain behind the eye would often signify a tension, or stress, headache. The history of the development of the symptoms would be most helpful in determining this diagnosis. Naturally other entities should be entertained and anything from glaucoma to meningitis could be the cause of these sympoms. A visit to your doctor is in order if it persists. ...Read more

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Pineal cyst. Could it cause MS type symptoms in muscle tightness, strange sensations, fatigue, nerve pain, dizziness, pain behind left eye. ?

Pineal cyst. Could it cause MS type symptoms in muscle tightness, strange sensations, fatigue, nerve pain, dizziness, pain behind left eye. ?

Unlikely: Most pineal cysts, if remain small, will cause no symptoms at all and are just an incidental finding on imaging. Your multiple symptoms need to be assessed, as many situations could promote your problems. Unlikely to be MS. ...Read more

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If i close my eyes really tight, my vision kind of greys out when i open them, why is that?

If i close my eyes really tight, my vision  kind of greys out when i open them, why is that?

Reduced blood: If you close your eyes really tight, not only does it make the photoreceptors in your eyes more sensitive to light, but you may also be compressing the blood vessels. This would have the effect of overstimulating the photoreceptors, causing you to have funny vision for a few seconds - grey, funny lights, etc. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I'm experiencing tightness in back of my head & heaviness the whole day. However if i go out it lessens the pain. Could it be the eyes? Need help.

I'm experiencing tightness in back of my head &  heaviness the whole day.  However if i go out it lessens the pain.  Could it be the eyes?  Need help.

Headaches: This sounds like headaches caused by the eyes. Do you wear glasses? If not you should get your eyes checked. If you do wear glasses make sure you get your eyes rechecked as your prescription may have changed. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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I get headaches a lot everyday, my forhead feels really tight and it hurts my eyes aswell?

I get headaches a lot everyday, my forhead feels really tight and it hurts my eyes aswell?

Tension headaches ar: Your headache is likely caused by the stress in your daily life. Either the school/job/ home life is causing you excessive stress. This leads to muscle tension and ultimately to painful muscles which manifest as headache. You will benefit from making some changes in your life which can reduce stress. Find some activities which are relaxing...such as exercise, yoga or take short breaks when UR tens ...Read more

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I have had a headache at the top of head for nearly a week it also makes my eyes feel tight it is worrying me can you please help ?

I have had a headache at the top of head for nearly a week  it also makes my eyes feel tight  it is worrying me can you please help ?

Headache /eye: Go to doctor /ER/urgent care today. Could be glaucoma, tumor, vascular from carotid stenosis or aneurysm, HTN, DM. Can also be infections like herpes I or zoster. Would have it checked out today without delay. ...Read more

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My eyes feel tight, tired, and weak and I keep blinking so, so much! What is the cause of this? and what do I have?I really can't take the blinking!!

Tefractive errir: You may be blinking for a number of reasons. We need more history. It can be a number of reasons including tefractive error to dry eyes. It is best to get your eyes checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Will this break the bone under your eyes? When you swim, you make the goggles tight and it leave marks on the bone under your eyes?

Will this break the bone under your eyes? When you swim, you make the goggles tight and it leave marks on the bone under your eyes?

No: Tight swim goggles will not break the orbital bones surrounding the eyes. If they're too tight, they will feel rather uncomfortable though. ...Read more

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When I close my eyes tight for a second or drive through the little cracks of sunlight that seep through the trees, I get flashbacks of my life?

When I close my eyes tight for a second or drive through the little cracks of sunlight that seep through the trees, I get flashbacks of my life?

Our brains can do it: This sounds like an aspect of PTSD which may be a goof one to treat w/ EMDR. Other good research supported specialized therapy may do well too. It's painful and challenging, but people find relief and more is being done all the time. Until you find a therapist, I's try to avoid triggering as many as possible, but eventually you'll face them and win. Drugs alone will not do as much as good work. ...Read more

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I'm having pain on the back of my neck on the right side accompanied by a tightness between my eyes. When i move my head quickly i feel a tightening?

Headache?: It is possible you are suffering from a muscle contraction headache, which might trigger tight feeling forehead or eyes, and neck pain. If there is fever with this you must see a doctor quickly. If not, you could try heat packs to the neck, or possibly a pain reliever. With any neck and head pain, it is usually good to see a doctor to make sure it is not meningitis. ...Read more

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I moved my eyes to the left& all of a sudden the top of my head felt like it popped like when muscles tight& it's released.That how it felt.Y was that?

I moved my eyes to the left& all of a sudden the top of my head felt like it popped like when muscles tight& it's released.That how it felt.Y was that?

Trochleitis?: People report a "pop" in the orbit associated with the inflammatory condition known as trochleitis, which might be associated with your arthritis. The trochlea is a little connective tissue pulley that redirects the superior oblique muscle, a globe depressor (in adduction) and incyclotorsion (in abduction). You might try the NSAID medication you use for your arthritis. See an eyemd if persistent. ...Read more

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I used neutrogena skin firming cream one time and my face has sunken in! my skin pulled tight, eyes and cheeks hollow. How long will this last?

I used neutrogena skin firming cream one time and my face has sunken in! my skin pulled tight, eyes and cheeks hollow. How long will this last?

Usually a few days: The effects of skin tightening creams are normally temporary, lasting from one to a few days. For such an unusual reaction as you describe, no one can say. Wash it off, and go see your doctor. Be sure to take before and after pictures with you so your doctor can see the full effect you ascribe to the skin cream. Also, take your actual bottle of skin cream with you. ...Read more

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Does muscle tension in the head cause my eyes to be heavy and i feel my vision is less than before my head feels so tight at the back and sides !

Does muscle tension in the head cause my eyes to be heavy and i feel my vision is less than before my head feels so tight at the back and sides !

Tensn headache : It seems you are suffering from tension headaches, although migraines are also possible ANS can affect your vision, you may need to see a neurologist to define your headaches and tret them properly. ...Read more

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Tightness above eyes and top of head also. Nausea off/on !? Plus am constipated

Tightness above eyes and top of head also. Nausea off/on !?  
Plus am constipated

Chronic constipation: Can cause nausea. Constipation will improve with increased activity, fluids, increased fiber with or without stool softener. Tightness of eye muscles and scalp may come from eye strain and tiredness or tension ...Read more

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Eyes hurts due to tight contact lenses. Could you tell me how long does it take for the eye to heal?

Eyes hurts due to tight contact lenses. Could you tell me how long does it take for the eye to heal?

Not tight?: Tight contacts rarely cause pain; it's the loose ones that are uncomfortable. Most contact lens irritations resolve without treatment in a day. If this has lasted longer than that,you need to see your eye doctor. ...Read more