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I get a headache behind left eye when sleeping on left side. When i get up headache goes away in about 1/2 hour. Then i can go back to sleep ?

I get a headache behind left eye when sleeping on left side. When i get up headache goes away in about 1/2 hour. Then i can go back to sleep ?

Could be your neck: Positional headaches such as you describe likely are neck related. Pain generators in posterior neck often refer symptoms to behind one or other eye. ...Read more

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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Used to have severe headache behind left eye... Sometimes got relief by having hot water bath...But its a workaround not a solution...Any solution ?

Used to have severe headache behind left eye... Sometimes got relief by having hot water bath...But its a workaround not a solution...Any solution ?

Migraine: You may have migraines or a different headache disorder. You should visit a neurologist and have them evaluate you to see if it is migrainous in nature, and to exclude any potentially-serious disorders. ...Read more

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Last month have had constant mild pain/headache behind left eye. Also have been feeling extra tired, brain fog, etc(these symptoms have been longer)?

Last month have had constant mild pain/headache behind left eye. Also have been feeling extra tired, brain fog, etc(these symptoms have been longer)?

See eye doctor: If you have had this for a month, it is time to see an eye doctor. At the least you need to rule out glaucoma . Once this issue has been settled, you will have to check with your personal doctor to find out the reasons for you neurologic symptoms. Untreated glaucoma can lead to vision loss or even blindness which can come on suddenly. ...Read more

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Severe headache especially behind left eye for 7 days. Had sweats, cold chills and vomiting for 4 days. Family doctor put me on cephalexin 2000 mg.

Severe headache especially behind left eye for  7 days. Had sweats, cold chills and vomiting for  4  days. Family doctor put me on cephalexin 2000 mg.

Eye pain: The best way to start the evaluation would be to see an ophthalmologist for a complete eye examination to see if an explanation can be found for your symptoms or to decide what he next step should be. The initial impression of your family doctor suggests a sinusitis and the use of the antibiotic. If this does not resolve the issue then i would suggest following through with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Headache above/behind left eye, and neck pain on left side of base of skull/upperneck for almost 2 months. Ct scan norm. Ana +, scl-70 +.

Headache above/behind left eye, and neck pain on left side of base of skull/upperneck for almost 2 months. Ct scan norm.  Ana +, scl-70 +.

Obtain brain &cspine: Consider obtaining a brain and cervical spine MRI to evaluate for possible cause coming from the spine or the back of the head.all migraines deserve one Brain MRI and an evaluation of triggers for the Migraines by a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have recently developed severe intermittent headaches behind my left eye that radiates across my temple. They come often and last less than 10 secs.

I have recently developed severe intermittent headaches behind my left eye that radiates across my temple. They come often and last less than 10 secs.

Headaches could: arise from numerous factors such as high blood pressure, eye problems especially in diabetics, migraines or sinusitis. Only your primary care doc can decide on what the specific cause is. Get well. ...Read more