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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 have had a bad headache for 6hours. Both temples hurt, eye sockets too. A little nauseous. ?

I have had a bad headache for 6hours. Both temples hurt, eye sockets too. A little nauseous. ?

Sounds like migraine: If it doesn't go away with tylenol, (acetaminophen) alleve, or motrin, then you may have to go to the er for relief. Hope it clears soon. If this is the first one you've ever had, i would recommend you go to the er for a proper work-up now just to play it on the safe side a make sure you don't have something more serious going on. ...Read more

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Experiencing headache along the back of the head and back of the eye sockets. What am i supposed to do?

Experiencing headache along the back of the head and back of the eye sockets. What am i supposed to do?

Many possibilities: Your symptoms are very gerneral i nature and can have many causes: eye starain from incorrect or no spectacle correction, sinus pressure from infection or allergy, viral infection , dehydration, fever, presbyopia, ocular migraine. Get an eye exam to pinpoint the cause and to develop a treatment. ...Read more

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Why are my eyes so dry, yellow where my whites are exposed to sun and i feel like my eye sockets are just throbbing causing headaches everyday?

Why are my eyes so dry, yellow where my whites are exposed to sun and i feel like my eye sockets are just throbbing causing headaches everyday?

Needs evaluation: Dry eye is a relatively common patient complaint. In most patients it is the result of where you live. In other cases it can be the result of heredity, eye injury, previous surgery (esp LASIK), or an illness such as Sjogren's syndrome. I would try preservative-free artificial tears up to 8x/day, take omega-3 fatty acids, and if persistent would go see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Svr migraine 2 days ago with vomiting every 5 minutes for 3 hours. Worst migraine of my life. Now my eye sockets hurt bad & 1 eye is puffy with slight headache. Feel like i got punched. What do I do?

Svr migraine 2 days ago with vomiting every 5 minutes for 3 hours. Worst migraine of my life. Now my eye sockets hurt bad & 1 eye is puffy with slight headache. Feel like i got punched. What do I do?

If your migraine: Is getting worse, ask your dr if he would consider doing imaging studies. Take care! http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/migraine-headache/ds00120. http://www.livestrong.com/article/93767-herbs-migraine-headaches/. ...Read more

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What's the biggest difference between a migraine and sinus headache? I've had this headache in my eye brows and sockets since the dust storm yesterday

What's the biggest difference between a migraine and sinus headache? I've had this headache in my eye brows and sockets since the dust storm yesterday

Nasal symptoms: Sinusitis has nasal symptoms (congestion, drainage, pressure/pain) that accompany it. There is a high rate of misdiagnosis and the only way to truly diagnose sinusitis is with a CT scan. ...Read more

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experiencing severe headaches from the minute I wake up til I fall asleep not every day but almost. Even feeling light headed also in eye sockets?

 experiencing severe headaches from the minute I wake up til I fall asleep not every day but almost. Even feeling light headed also in eye sockets?

Get evaluated: Headaches can be a concerning symptom and can have many causes. Some are deserving of emergent treatment. Warning signs are chronic headaches that suddenly change in quality or intensity, multiple headaches a week, new onset headaches that affect one's ability to function, associated vomiting, associated dizziness/double vision/neck ache/fever/weakness, or the need to take daily pain medication. ...Read more

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I keep getting a wet cold sensation in between my eye sockets and my temples?

I keep getting a wet cold sensation in between my eye sockets and my temples?

Nonspecific: This symptom complex is not specific to a single diagnosis. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation if you;re worried. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Waking up every day with pain/headache behind eye and temple. What does this sound like?

Waking up every day with pain/headache behind eye and temple. What does this sound like?

Migraine vs Tension: You will need a complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist, however, you will need to consider appropriate medications for this type of pain. ...Read more

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I have headaches at least 3 days a week in the front and top of my head. My eyes and temple area too. Why do I always have headaches?

I have headaches at least 3 days a week in the front and top of my head. My eyes and temple area too. Why do I always have headaches?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I get headaches all the time behind my right eye, right side of temple and right bottom of head. So bad I am in bed all day. What is cause?

I get headaches all the time behind my right eye, right side of temple and right bottom of head. So bad I am in bed all day. What is cause?

Possibly migraine: Do you have other associated symptoms (light sensivity, noise sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, visual aura that precedes the headache)? These associated symptoms (you don't have to have all of them) would point towards migraine as the cause. ...Read more

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What causes headaches and sharp pains in the left temple also along with my eyes hurting?

What causes headaches and sharp pains in the left temple also along with my eyes hurting?

Migraines: This sounds like migraines. Monitor severity, duration, alleviating factors, triggers, other symptoms and see neurologist. ...Read more

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Waking up every day with pain/headache behind eye and temple. How can I get this treated once and for all?

Waking up every day with pain/headache behind eye and temple. How can I get this treated once and for all?

Likely Headache: Likely due to headache; could also be due to other things: dry eye, sinusitis. Have an eyemd take a look under the microscope and palpate your sinuses (a ct scan in some cases needed). ...Read more