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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
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
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
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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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
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
I have sudden floater in my right eye only, blurred sight extreme migraine eye pain white streaks when moving eye. What can cause this?
What are the symptoms of a migraine? Having ear & eye pain for few weeks. Also having pain at my temples. Pain is different than anything I've had.
Asthenopia: Your pain may be asthenopia. Accommodative spasm of the ciliary muscle in the eye. You should see an ophthalmologist for testing. ...Read more
Find a dentist: Neuromuscular dentist they shd be able to help. ...Read more
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
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
Can migraine preventatives cause iop eye pressure like prednisolone does and if so which ones should I steer clear off. Many thanx?
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
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
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
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
See a physician: Migraines can be successfully treated. You should see a primary physician or neurologist for management of your migraines. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
Left eye pain with movement, problems with hot and cold, migraines, upper lip and nose numbness, left sided face numbness? What causes this?
Regularly occurring headache behind right eye. Lasts 12hrs-4days. Leaves "headache hangover". Eye hurts to move. Vision shakey. Sound like migraines?
Headaches, eyes hurt, seeing spots, flashes an tired an dizzy with movement, is this from computer, fatigue or migraines?
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
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.
Pl see link for additional insight
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/headaches-in-children/basics/symptoms/con-20034478 ...Read more
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?
I've been having daily H/A at the top & right side/eye pain. CT with & w/out contrast - normal. No MRI since no other symptoms. Tens/Migrain. Advic?
My 16yr. Old daughter has been experiencing extreme migranes with severe stabbing eye pain. A CT scan showed she had a pineal cyst. Correlation?
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
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
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
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