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Headaches behind the eyes and back of head and neck in pregnancy should I be worried?

Headaches behind the eyes and back of head and neck in pregnancy should I be worried?

Migraine or vascular: Headache behind the eyes usually suggests a vascular headache affecting the blood vessels on the side of the head. The muscle on the same side of the head can be affected by the same change, and it is also common. Tension and fatigue can act as a trigger. There should be no special danger because you are pregnant. Please consult your doctor if it continues. ...Read more

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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


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I have a headache behind my eyes and the back of my head and neck also hurt. It's been like this for a few days. I just want to shut my eyes and sleep?

I have a headache behind my eyes and the back of my head and neck also hurt. It's been like this for a few days. I just want to shut my eyes and sleep?

Migraine: Sounds like you have migraine which is defined as intermittent disabling headaches. Migraine can cause pain in the head, neck and sinus area. They are associated with light and sound sensitivity, nausea and vomiting. It may be hard to function during a migraine event which may last 3 days. If you can get to sleep now, this would likely shut off the pain. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Could acute sinusitis include just facial pain, terrible headache /forehead sides &back of head&neck, pain behind eyes, heaviness in head?I've these?

Could acute sinusitis include just facial pain, terrible headache /forehead sides &back of head&neck, pain behind eyes, heaviness in head?I've these?

Definitely!: Time to see your doctor if you are experiencing this myriad of symptoms related to your acute sinusitis, so you can get some relief. The sinuses are located behind the cheeks (maxilla), above the eyes (frontal), midline and deep into the back of the nose toward the brain (ethmoid, sphenoid). So, the referred pain pattern as these areas get congested is throughout the head, face, neck. ...Read more

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WBC @ 13, finished Zpk 6days ago& Im still woosey/light headed and headache/throbbing in my temples,down the back of head behind ears& eyes feel sore?

WBC @ 13, finished Zpk 6days ago& Im still woosey/light headed and headache/throbbing in my temples,down the back of head behind ears& eyes feel sore?

See your doctor : again. It doesn't sound like your infection has been completely resolved. You may need another round of something else, especially if your eyes feel sore. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Why am I waking up with headache every morning, usually on one side, back of head & also sharp pain behind left eye. I've woke up really dizzy to. ?

Why am I waking up with headache every morning,  usually on one side, back of head & also sharp pain behind left eye. I've woke up really dizzy to. ?

Awakening Headache: Cluster, migraine may produce a headache that is present upon awakening. It is important that the doctor first identify and exclude a secondary headache and determine the proper diagnosis. See headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Headache for past 2 weeks everyday. Gets worse at night and throbs upon standing. Hx of migraines, no medications. Pain in forehead/eyes/back of head?

Headache for past 2 weeks everyday. Gets worse at night and throbs upon standing. Hx of migraines, no medications. Pain in forehead/eyes/back of head?

Daily headaches: Daily headaches, especially if you have h/o migraines, should not be ignored. If they are not improving, please see a neurologist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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On reading for >30 mins, playing board games etc, irritating headache in back of head,feeling incapacitated then,24/M;got retina checked;dry eyes;?

On reading for >30 mins, playing board games etc, irritating headache in back of head,feeling incapacitated then,24/M;got retina checked;dry eyes;?

Headache s/p reading: Have you checked you TSH, free T4 thyroid may be from that., especially since you are on thyroixine may be too high. Could be eye strain when you checked your retina did they check vision astigmatism , strabismus and eye coordination? Also could,cervical spine strain ,try motrin( if no allergy) dry eyes usually would make you rub your eyes. rarely could be mass or vascular in brain f/u w/doc ...Read more