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Should I be worried about ocular side effects of Topomax? I.e. Prolonged headache, pressure around/behind eyes, bruising under eyes and exhaustion?

Should I be worried about ocular side effects of Topomax? I.e. Prolonged headache, pressure around/behind eyes, bruising under eyes and exhaustion?

See below: What you’re talking about are not commonly known or documented side effects from Topamax (topiramate). That said, if they clearly started after taking Topamax (topiramate), then contact your doctor to discuss your concerns, especially if the symptoms start to become more severe. Your doctor will want to develop a plan before the symptoms become intolerable, and if the plan is to stop Topamax (topiramate), you may need to do so slowly. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I forcefully vomited earlier today.I now have petechiae around both eyes,a headache near forehead & pressure behind eyes.Normal?What is it?Concern?

I forcefully vomited earlier today.I now have petechiae around both eyes,a headache near forehead & pressure behind eyes.Normal?What is it?Concern?

Valsalva: When you have a strong muscular contraction in your chest/abdomen, such as with vomiting or a severe coughing attack, it increases the blood pressure, which can result in breakage of small blood vessels. This is called Valsalva. The petechiae should resolve over time. If the headache and pressure sensation persist, I would see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bad headache, pressure behind my eyes, head hurts when I shake it.I may have fever and pain at base of spine and down the back of my thighs?

I have a bad headache, pressure behind my eyes, head hurts when I shake it.I may have fever and pain at base of spine and down the back of my thighs?

Headache and fever: Please kindly seek medical attention by going to emergency room or at-least contact your own primary care physician as fever and headache can be detrimental. This could be just a viral infection as well but it's important to have a proper evaluation to ensure proper management. ...Read more

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Got tonsillitis yesterday. Last night bad headache, pressure behind eyes. Reduced hearing in ear, stiff neck, light sensitivity. What is it?

Got tonsillitis yesterday. Last night bad headache, pressure behind eyes. Reduced hearing in ear, stiff neck, light sensitivity. What is it?

Sounds like an infe-: -ction with a significant component of sinus involvement. U should B Cn by Ur PCP 4 a strep screen as well as a hands on exam. If deemed bacterial antibiotics R in order, if viral, the treatment is symptomatic. ...Read more

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I have been having horrible headaches, fatigue, insatiable thirst and pressure behind eyes. I've lost 20 pounds since March 1st. Feeling horrible. ?

I have been having horrible headaches, fatigue, insatiable thirst and pressure behind eyes. I've lost 20 pounds since March 1st. Feeling horrible. ?

You must see a docto: Any weight loss and fatigue like you have requires a medical examination by your doctor who will do the appropriate tests to find the cause. Headache can be caused by a lot of different reasons but you must get checked for any cancer which often leads to weight loss. Other causes for weight loss could be from an over active Thyroid gland. Headache may or may not be related to your weight loss. ...Read more

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I have full body ache, headache, fever, severe coughing, and pressure behind eyes. What could be causing this?

I have full body ache, headache, fever, severe coughing, and pressure behind eyes. What could be causing this?

SOUNDS LIKE THE FLU: Influenza and other viral respiratory infectious organisms can cause the symptoms you are suffering from. ...Read more

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Have a headache with tonsillitis since yesterday. Pressure behind eyes. Eyes tender when touched. Headache won't go. Neck pain. Help! ?

Have a headache with tonsillitis since yesterday. Pressure behind eyes. Eyes tender when touched. Headache won't go. Neck pain. Help!


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Need to know more: Sorry to hear about this. If this headache is unlike headaches that you typically get, then you will need a full evaluation, and may need imaging. Feel free to consult me if you would like to discuss further. ...Read more

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Woke up to headache, sinus pressure over eyes and behind ears, pain so bad threw up twice, was mostly mucus. Some blood when sinus drained. Any ideas?

Woke up to headache, sinus pressure over eyes and behind ears, pain so bad threw up twice, was mostly mucus. Some blood when sinus drained. Any ideas?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Yesterday, I was nauseous & had severe vertigo. Today, some dull ear pain, pressure, headache, pain behind eyes, and jaw pain. Still a little bit dizzy. Eyes a little sensitive to the light. I am 22 y/o & healthy. Not on any meds. What could this be?

Yesterday, I was nauseous & had severe vertigo. Today, some dull ear pain, pressure, headache, pain behind eyes, and jaw pain. Still a little bit dizzy. Eyes a little sensitive to the light. I am 22 y/o & healthy. Not on any meds. What could this be?

Sinusitis? : Your many symptoms fairly common in Sinusitis and Otitis Media (ear infections)Some classical symptoms of Sinusitis is head and ear pressure; vertigo; jaw pain;(Many pts. first see a Dentist thinking it's an abscess).Can have nausea from post nasal drainageRecommend nasal saline spray, moist heat to face, increase humidification. If no better need to see Doc for antibiotics +possible steroids. ...Read more

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I have pressure behind my eyes and headaches for 10 days already. Whats wrong whit me?

I have pressure behind my eyes and headaches for 10 days already. Whats wrong whit me?

Get examined: There are many dozens of reasons why this could be. You need to be examined by a doctor, sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Always getting random pressure behind eyes, feels like my eyes are going to pop out. Causing horrible headaches. Why and what can I do?

Always getting random pressure behind eyes, feels like my eyes are going to pop out. Causing horrible headaches. Why and what can I do?

Sinus possible: The ocular area is a common place to experience headache, and headache pain can be referred to the ocular area and behind the eyes, but is usually not caused by the eyes. There are sinuses all around the orbit, and sinus congestion or infection can cause a pressure sensation behind the eyes. Eyestrain, orbital inflammation, thyroid orbital disease, and ocular inflammation are possible eye causes. ...Read more

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Hi there, i have a pressure right on top of my head, for about 3 days now. It started with headache behind the eyes. should i be concerned?

Hi there, i have a pressure right on top of my head, for about 3 days now. It started with headache behind the eyes. should i be concerned?

See a neurologist: These symptoms may represent a specific kind of headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, characteristic, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. https://www.aan.com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic?topicId=16 , http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1142731-overview ...Read more

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I have alot.Of headaches and.They feel like a lot of pressure on my head also behind.My eyes.And my vision is sometimes blurry, why? Possibilities?

I have alot.Of headaches and.They feel like a lot of pressure on my head also behind.My eyes.And my vision is sometimes blurry, why? Possibilities?

Headaches: Headaches can be caused by many things, make sure you see a physician who can give you the proper diagnosis and lead you down the correct treatment pathway. Labs and imaging may be needed. ...Read more

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For the last two days i've had a headache and pain behind my eyes. My eyes feel as though there's fluid or pressure behind them. Is this a migraine?

For the last two days i've had a headache and pain behind my eyes. My eyes feel as though there's fluid or pressure behind them. Is this a migraine?

Sinus infection: Sinus infection can cause frontal headaches, pressure behind eyes, nasal congestion and post nasal drip. Migraine can cause similar symptoms but usually have associated nause, photophobia, throbbing pain. ...Read more

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Constant almost daily mild to moderate headaches and sharp pain behind the eyes. I apply pressure to my eyes and feel little relief. Please help. ?

Occipital neuralgia: Pain behind the eyes is often not from an ocular source. An eye exam is recommended to rule out an ocular source, but these symptoms are often referred pain from neck / spine issues (especially if the pain radiates above the ear). Frontal sinusitis also can cause this set of symptoms. If it is a neck issue, then massage or osteopathic manipulation can help. ...Read more

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I have had a migraine for 4 days now & the pressure behind my eyes is horrible. I'm 51 yrs. Old. Upon waking up after a restless night I am temporarily painfree until i eat something, then the headache is back as well as the pressure.

I have had a migraine for 4 days now & the pressure behind my eyes is horrible. I'm 51 yrs. Old. Upon waking up after a restless night I am temporarily painfree until i eat something, then the headache is back as well as the pressure.

Could be muscle pain: Muscles in the mouth can tighten and send pain into the area behind the eyes. If you have already been under treatment by a md, you might benefit from a visit to a dentist trained in neuromuscular dentistry. How do I know this? I had similar symptoms until properly diagnosed and treated! ...Read more

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What causes me to have pressure behind my eyes and headaches around my forehead and temples and causes me to feel nausea?

What causes me to have pressure behind my eyes and headaches around my forehead and temples and causes me to feel nausea?

Many possibilities: Headaches can be hard to sort out. Migraine is common in young women. Symptoms include pretty severe, throbbing, usually one-sided headache with nausea, sensitivity to light and sound. A squeezing, band-like headache around the temples is likely a tension headache. These are two of the more common types of headaches. If your headache is severe or if you have frequent headaches, see a neurologist. ...Read more