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Can a migraine increase your eye pressure when they check during an eye exam?

Can a migraine increase your eye pressure when they check during an eye exam?

No likely: If you have migraine on the day of the eye exam you should probably cancel your eye exam appointment on the other hand if you do go the eye pressure is not directly affected by having a migraine. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more


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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?

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

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If your eye pressure is 20 what does that mean? He told me it was high but do i need to worry about anything? Would this cause migranes and headaches?

If your eye pressure is 20 what does that mean? He told me it was high but do i need to worry about anything? Would this cause migranes and headaches?

Probably fine: A pressure of 20 is within the normal range. You need to know your corneal thickness (pachymetry). The thicker, the better At your age eye pressure problems are rare. Eye pressure does not cause migraines or other headaches. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Migraine: Many of those symptoms are very consistent with migraine headaches, but if you're still concerned about your ears and sinus you may seek a second opinion. A thorough history and exam should help you arrive at the diagnosis. ...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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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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I have a really bad migraine which i get often but this one is causing me to have pressure in my right eye to where it hurts to have open.

I have a really bad migraine which i get often but this one is causing me to have pressure in my right eye to where it hurts to have open.

Time to seek help: When the pain of a migraine starts to hinder your ability to function, it is time to seek medical treatment through a neurologist. But you should start keeping a journal to try an identify the trigger event for your migraines. ...Read more

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I am wondering about the manifestation of migraines. Could I get a migraine that manifests in a feeling of pressure in the eyes (as if I am tired or sad) and speech impairment? Please let me know. Thank you.

I am wondering about the manifestation of migraines. Could I get a migraine that manifests in a feeling of pressure in the eyes (as if I am tired or sad) and speech impairment? Please let me know. Thank you.

Yes: you can get migraines with neurologic symptoms. but it is safer to discuss things with your doctor rather than self diagnosis . There are other sinister conditions which can mimic migraines. some info on migraine is on the following link.http://patient.info/health/migraine-leaflet ...Read more

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Migraine for the past 3 days nothing will touch it pressured pain right behind my eyes could this not be a migraine? What else will make it go away

Migraine for the past 3 days nothing will touch it pressured pain right behind my eyes could this not be a migraine? What else will make it go away

Migraine headaches : I would recommend going to an urgent care or emergency room for further evaluation and treatment. This could be something more serious than migraines and tiger can figure this out. They can also medicate you to stop the migraine. ...Read more

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Went through agonising pain of migraine made me throw up twice. Couldn't close my eyes and pressure all around my eyes. How can I deal with it?

Went through agonising pain of migraine made me throw up twice. Couldn't close my eyes and pressure all around my eyes. How can I deal with it?

Migraine treatment: 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

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Constnt pressure pain behind eyes. Migraine tablets ease d pain not the pressure Was taking sinus med. didnt work have it for 7 months. Cat scan clear?

Constnt pressure pain behind eyes. Migraine tablets ease d pain not the pressure Was taking sinus med. didnt work have it for 7 months. Cat scan clear?

Daily forehead pain: It's difficult to know the solution here. The symptoms have been present a long time, your test is normal and your treatments have not worked. There is no clear answer. Consider this- people who snore and have trouble sleeping have a sensation like this, it is worse in the morning, and treatment of sleep apnea seems to help them. At least, you will want to try some other solutions for this. ...Read more

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What could cause severe migraine like headaches always on the left side with enormous pressure behind the eye?

What could cause severe migraine like headaches always on the left side with enormous pressure behind the eye?

Atyical headache: Sometimes other additional causes such as stress, allergies, sinus, deviated septum or uncorrected vision imbalances can present this way. ...Read more

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Vestibular migraine? Past 2weeks felt pressure around eyes & nose, niggly headache, waves of dizzyness now & then feels like its from eyes ?

Sinus Headache: Many patients with pain in the sinus area of the face or around the eyes are often diagnosed with a “sinus headache.” however, many patients with these symptoms met the ihs criteria for migraine without aura but received a diagnosis of “sinus headaches” resulting in incorrect treatment. My recommendation: see a headache specialist for ruling out secondary headache, proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Severe temple migraine for 12-14 hrs.Controlled now, but pressure/feeling off for 24 hrs.Eyes are not focusing properly.See doctor or wait to pass?

The postdrome: The postdrome phase (the last phase of the migraine) is best described as a dull, diffuse, annoying headache that may persist for a few days, but is not disabling. Many patients feel exhausted, confused or fatigued. No need to call the doctor. ...Read more

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I have had bad pressure in my right ear since Jan. It causes pain in my right eyes an bad pressure in my temple I also get a migraine from it . I also?

I have had bad pressure in my right ear since Jan. It causes pain in my right eyes an bad pressure in my temple I also get a migraine from it . I also?

Need an exam: It's difficult to give helpful advice for your type of symptoms. Would need to know a lot more about your symptoms and examen you. Your best bet is to see your physician in person for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a sinus pressure headache or a migraine? I haven't been sick but I have severe pressure when i bend in ears, head and eyes

How do you know if you have a sinus pressure headache or a migraine? I haven't been sick but I have severe pressure when i bend in ears, head and eyes

I'll vote 'sinus': They really have little in common. Google the symptoms of 'migraine' and 'sinus headache' - you'll see that it's prettyu clear. Try OTC relief or visit your Dr or an ENT. It's tricky to fix, but some relief is likely. Best! ...Read more

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Constant Migraine headache pain, stabbing pain around left eye Starts at around 6am. Worse after a little wine or whiskey. Head pressure bending over?

Constant Migraine headache pain, stabbing pain around left eye Starts at around 6am. Worse after a little wine or whiskey. Head pressure bending over?

Chronic migraines: Sounds as if you may have chronic headaches potentially of a migraine type but we'd need more data than you've supplied to make that decision. You should see a headache doctor since I get the sense this could be a more complex picture needing more specialized training to resolve. If you'd like to write me a message or have a specialty consult land on: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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How can I make my eye pain go away in migraine?

How can I make my eye pain go away in migraine?

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

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more