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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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