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Seeing neurologist, had CT scan, seen ophthalmologist to rule out serious conditions. Any suggestions to help reduce lingering eye pain after migraine?

Seeing neurologist, had CT scan, seen ophthalmologist to rule out serious conditions. Any suggestions to help reduce lingering eye pain after migraine?

Optic nerve OCT: There is a disease called benign intra-cranial hypertension (bih) or previously known as pseudo-tumor cerebri. Oct is an ocular ct scan that many ophthalmologists have.
Often bih is misdiagnosed as migraine.

If your oct showed optic nerve swelling (elevation) and nasal decrease of optic nerve fibers you need to have a spinal tap by your neurologist to rule this easily treated condition out. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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How can I make my eye pain go away in migraine?

How can I make my eye pain go away in migraine?

Ice application: If you have pain at the base of the head, try icing the area for a few minutes (5-7 minutes) and see if it helps. You will most likely benefit from tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If it is a severe headache with any other symptoms, contact your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why do I get really painful eye pain when I get a migraine? Sometimes it's worse than the actually migraine. Any suggestions on what may help.

Why do I get really painful eye pain when I get a migraine? Sometimes it's worse than the actually migraine. Any suggestions on what may help.

It is a common: Finding. Treating the migraine will also help treat the referred eye pain too. You didn't list the meds or supplements you take to relieve your migraine, whether you have an aura or predrome (knowing it's coming) feeling prior to it, and what you currently do to relieve it. So please repost it, so we can help you. Thanks! ...Read more

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How to treat eye pain and flu, could be migraine?

How to treat eye pain and flu, could be migraine?

Autonomic cephalgia: Trigeminal autonomic cephalgias are a type of headache with eye and orbit pain, tears, red eye, and other flu-like symptoms. This is a serious and complex neurologic disorder that must be professionally managed. See a headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and management. ...Read more

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How would u get rid of a migraine eye pain that doesn't disappear?

How would u get rid of a migraine eye pain that doesn't disappear?

Topamax (topiramate): Topamax (topiramate) is a wonder drug for many forms of headache. I always try it first. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have eye pain with a migraine? If so how can I make it go away. Ibrufen helps the head but the eye pain just won't go!

Is it normal to have eye pain with a migraine? If so how can I make it go away. Ibrufen helps the head but the eye pain just won't go!

Yes: In fact, that's a very common symptoms. Most people would respond the the triptan class of drugs. Even the migraine develops after early adulthood, it needs to be evaluated by a neurologist. Need to get your eye pressure checked to rule out glaucoma (you didn't provide your age which will be very helpful in future postings). ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my eye pain and migraine if I am vomiting?

How do I get rid of my eye pain and migraine if I am vomiting?

Too late: To reduce or eliminate migraine symptoms, you need to take Imitrex (sumatriptan) or similar medicine the moment the attack starts. Once you are already throwing up, there's not much you can do. ...Read more

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Left sided eye pain and temple almost everyday it's not a migraine and I've had a brain scan. What could this be?

Left sided eye pain and temple almost everyday it's not a migraine and I've had a brain scan. What could this be?

Possibilities?: I don't know how old you are, but temporal arteritis would be my "worst case scenario" thought right now. This can be suggested by your story. A blood test (see rate) would give us more circumstantial evidence as to this diagnosis. This should be investigated quickly, though, so go see your doctor in follow-up right away. ...Read more

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I have sudden floater in my right eye only, blurred sight extreme migraine eye pain white streaks when moving eye. What can cause this?

I have sudden floater in my right eye only, blurred sight extreme migraine eye pain white streaks when moving eye. What can cause this?

Retinal lesion: Please see an eye doctor as soon as possible. What you described suggest a tear in the retina and may be retinal detachment. It can be treated, but you need to see eye doctor right away before it gets worse.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Ear swelling eye pain neck pain and migraine no additional info

Ear swelling eye pain neck pain and migraine no additional info

Find a dentist: Neuromuscular dentist they shd be able to help. ...Read more

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Intermittent daily headaches w/ no other symp. Working w/ Dr. One side eye pain - dr. Cleared. CT- Normal. Do this sounds like tension/migraine?

Intermittent daily headaches w/ no other symp. Working w/ Dr. One side eye pain - dr. Cleared. CT- Normal. Do this sounds like tension/migraine?

Unilateral headache: Unilateral headache can be a sign of migraine or tension. Triggers such as bright lights, stress, wines, and chocolate may favor a migraine. Tension headaches associated with neck muscles are usually located more in the back of the head and neck but may also affect the temporal region as well. Migraine headaches can often be associated with auras as well. Consultation with neurologist. ...Read more

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Asking for a friend She wants to know if temple hurting and dizziness and eye pain are signs of brain tumor. I told her it was prolly a migraine?

Asking for a friend She wants to know if temple hurting and dizziness and eye pain are signs of brain tumor. I told her it was prolly a migraine?

Migraine: A migraine is a common type of headache that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, changes in vision, numbness/ tingling or sensitivity to light. In many people, a throbbing pain is felt only on one side of the head. Some people who get migraines have warning symptoms, called an aura, before the actual headache begins. ...Read more

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Can a migraine increase your eye pressure when they check during an eye exam?

No likely: If you have migraine on the day of the eye exam you should probably cancel your eye exam appointment on the other hand if you do go the eye pressure is not directly affected by having a migraine. ...Read more

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Can migraine preventatives cause iop eye pressure like prednisolone does and if so which ones should I steer clear off. Many thanx?

Can migraine preventatives cause iop eye pressure like prednisolone does and if so which ones should I steer clear off. Many thanx?

No relationship: The prednisone connection to IOP is a genetically based predisposition. There is no IOP risk to the array of anti-migraine medications. ...Read more

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Tbree days ago eyes hurt. Last nite got migraine. Imitrx helped. Now back of head and neck feels like it burning hot. What is it? Body is freezing

Tbree days ago eyes hurt. Last nite got migraine. Imitrx helped. Now back of head and neck feels like it burning hot. What is it? Body is freezing

Aura assoc. Symptoms: The symptoms you describe are most likely aura associated. Migraine symptoms are so unique to each individual they are like snowflakes. The burning in back of head could be related to increased pressure on the greater occipital nerve. I have found surgical decompression to be very effective in patients with chronic migraines. Nerves when inflamed can feel like they are "burning.". ...Read more

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Started 20mg of steroids for sarcoid. My eye pressure got so bad I had to stop taking after 5 days. My nose was stuffy and gum pain And migraine. Why?

Started 20mg of steroids for sarcoid. My eye pressure got so bad I had to stop taking after 5 days. My nose was stuffy and gum pain And migraine. Why?

Steroid responder: Some people respond to steroids when taking systemically or locally as an eye drop or inhaler, The response in the eye is an increase in the ocular pressure. Discontinuing the steroid will usually solve the problem, however, a drop to lower the pressure is sometimes necessary to lower the pressure. Steroids should be avoided if possible. ...Read more

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I've had eye pain and migraines for almost a year. How can I get pain relief?

I've had eye pain and migraines for almost a year. How can I get pain relief?

Ocular Migraine: Is very common. Pain behind or near the eye on one side of the head or the other is another mark of a migraine. Once a diagnosis of migraine, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) non-pharmacological management (e.g. acupuncture), and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist. ...Read more

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What to do about my eye pain, migraines, almost a year, three different dr. S meds but no relief of pain?

What to do about my eye pain, migraines, almost a year, three different dr. S meds but no relief of pain?

Consider hypnosis: I can't address the medicines, but have used hypnosis with people who suffer from migraines who want to reduce the amount of meds they take. Surely seek medical consult in addition to hypnosis. ...Read more

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Behind the eye pain+migraines. Looking for some answers. What can I do?

Behind the eye pain+migraines. Looking for some answers. What can I do?

See a physician: Migraines can be successfully treated. You should see a primary physician or neurologist for management of your migraines. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to take topamax (topiramate) for migraines and still have eye pain?

Is it unusual to take topamax (topiramate) for migraines and still have eye pain?

No: Most migraine prophylactic medications do not "cure" migraines. Instead, success is measured in decreased frequency and intensity of the migraines. ...Read more

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I have been taking toprimate for a week now for my migraines. I'm still getting daily migraines but now getting daily eye pain, being sick and tired.

I have been taking toprimate for a week now for my migraines. I'm still getting daily migraines but now getting daily eye pain, being sick and tired.

See a specialist: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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Suffering from severe headaches migraines earache and eye pain non stop for a few days I also feel extremely nauseous and the pains are getting worse?

Suffering from severe headaches migraines earache and eye pain non stop for a few days I also feel extremely nauseous and the pains are getting worse?

See ophthalmologist: Eye pain, headaches, and nausea together can be a sign of very high eye pressure. The eye doctor can also make sure you do not have pressure on your optic nerves from the headaches (papilledema). You need to see your doctor to make sure nothing serious is occurring. ...Read more

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Migraines, mini-stroke 5-6 yrs ago, right eye pain, vision problems & hearing problems. Told developed complex migraines. Could it be something else?

Migraines, mini-stroke 5-6 yrs ago, right eye pain, vision problems & hearing problems. Told developed complex migraines. Could it be something else?

Possible: If migraine is associated with stroke (call syndrome), the risk accentuates with smoking and female hormones. However, there is a hereditary syndrome that may mimic and this is cadasil. Rarely, arteritis or vasculitis may be confusing, and patent foramen ovale may cause similar issues. Thus, might be of value to get further testing if suspicion is raised. ...Read more

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Ears ringing, behind eye pain and above ear and extreme headaches that don't respond to OTC meds can they be caused by menopause, are they migraines?

Actually, yes: Could be migraine. Haven't heard enough of the story to be sure. Migraines often change with menopause. That includes even restarting at menopause in someone who had very few in her younger years. Perhaps visit with your primary doc as a starter. ...Read more

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Left eye pain with movement, problems with hot and cold, migraines, upper lip and nose numbness, left sided face numbness? What causes this?

Left eye pain with movement, problems with hot and cold, migraines, upper lip and nose numbness, left sided face numbness? What causes this?

Max. Sinus disease: You describe dysfunction of the infraorbital nerve. It traverses the roof of the maxillary sinus to innervate the area you describe. Possible causes include tumor or chronic inflammation in maxillary sinus. See ENT specialist or primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Regularly occurring headache behind right eye. Lasts 12hrs-4days. Leaves "headache hangover". Eye hurts to move. Vision shakey. Sound like migraines?

Regularly occurring headache behind right eye. Lasts 12hrs-4days. Leaves "headache hangover". Eye hurts to move. Vision shakey. Sound like migraines?

Not migraine: To me this brief description is more descriptive of cluster headache or chronic paroxysmal hemicrania. These diseases usually respond to treatment. Most neurologists should be experienced in distinguishing among the diagnostic possibilities and treating your pain. ...Read more

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Headaches, eyes hurt, seeing spots, flashes an tired an dizzy with movement, is this from computer, fatigue or migraines?

Headaches, eyes hurt, seeing spots, flashes an tired an dizzy with movement, is this from computer, fatigue or migraines?

See an OFP: See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis evaluation and preventative treatment. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. ...Read more

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4yr old that has stomach pain bad enough to cry. Then vomited a good bit 1x. Now Whining and moaning that his eyes hurt so bad.? migraines? No fever

4yr old that has stomach pain bad enough to cry. Then vomited a good bit 1x. Now Whining and moaning that his eyes hurt so bad.? migraines? No fever

Yes: Small children can certainly have migraines but to distinguish them from other types of similar headache can be challenging.

The main question is to rule out other medical conditions which require different treatment, like sinusitis etc.
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Pl see link for additional insight

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/headaches-in-children/basics/symptoms/con-20034478 ...Read more

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Ent doctor took one look in ears and said I was fine but for a year I've had sinus pain and pressure, migraines, eye pain and slight vision issues. Ideas?

Ent doctor took one look in ears and said I was fine but for a year I've had sinus pain and pressure, migraines, eye pain and slight vision issues. Ideas?

Migraine: Many of those symptoms are very consistent with migraine headaches, but if you're still concerned about your ears and sinus you may seek a second opinion. A thorough history and exam should help you arrive at the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between glaucoma and mirgraine pain in 1 eye? I have right eye pain which occurs suddenl. Along with it my ryt head pains+nausea

Red eye: Acute angle closure can cause pain in one eye with nausea. However, the eye would usually become red and any blurred vision would only involve the involved eye while migraine would involve visual disturbance in both eyes simultaneously although one eye may appear worse. ...Read more

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Why is it that my eyes tear at the onset of a migraine?

Why is it that my eyes tear at the onset of a migraine?

Tearing and migraine: Tearing or running nose is not common with migraine. You may have cluster headache or paroxysmal hemicrania instead or one of the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgia syndromes. ...Read more

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Why does my right eye get blurry before a migraine?

Why does my right eye get blurry before a migraine?

Can happen: Migraines can affect part of your visual field, which is believed to be due to constriction of blood vessels going to the part of your brain processing vision, therefore altering vision. Certain type of headaches, called trigeminal autonomic cephalgiias, can cause blurriness, tearing and drooping of eyelid on one side. This includes cluster headache. Treated a little different. Need more detail. ...Read more

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Is it possible for migraine headaches cause lazy or crossed eyes?

Is it possible for migraine headaches cause lazy or crossed eyes?

Very unlikely: New onset crossed eyes or double vision are important symptoms and have to be investigated lazy eye develops slowly by developing a dominant eye after "crossed eyes" and is not associated with double vision. ...Read more

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What is the solution for a migraine? I have it beside my left eye

What is the solution for a migraine? I have it beside my left eye

Define Headache: Need to define the headache first as well as whether it is a primary or secondary type of headache. If this is the first event then, either a triptan or a good stiff dose of Motrin (800-1200 mg as a single dose). If this is an ongoing problem- seek out a headache specialist & fill out a Diary before settling on treatment. Questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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

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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Can migraine pain in one eye create the illusion of pain in both eyes?

Can migraine pain in one eye create the illusion of pain in both eyes?

Rare: Most migraines with an effect on the visual system usually cause the same phenomenon visually in each eye (cover one then the other to detect this). A very rare spasm of vessels in one eye only causes unilateral migraine but this is rare. Test your migraine if you have another and you can find the source which is probably the occipital lobe in the brain. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more