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Pain Caused By Bright Lights
Photophobia is eye discomfort in bright light. The discomfort of light sensitivity can be reduced by avoiding sunlight, closing the eyes, wearing dark glasses, or darkening the room. However, the cause for the light sensitivity should be determined, since proper treatment may cure the problem. Seek urgent medical attention if pain is moderate to ...Read more
Is there something organically wrong with your eyes if you have constant photophobia. My eyes go from uncomfortable to painful all the time?
Perhaps: Photosensitivity is common and mostly is benign. But there are some eye conditions which can cause this including inflammation inside the eye (uveitis) and a host of retinal inflammations. Corneal surface pathology can also do this but will usually make the eyes red as well. See your ophthalmologist if this is a chronic problem. ...Read more
Reflex seizures: Reflex epilepsy is the kind is epilepsy that can be induced repetitively by being exposed to the same stimuli. This could be visual, tactile or auditory. Certain wavelengths and intensity of light are enough to activate a very specific abnormal area of the brain prone to propagate the electrical activity of the brain resulting in a seizure. This is of particular relevance in certain video games. ...Read more
Definetely, yes: While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating with symptoms like headache, numbness, etc. Headaches with hay fever are very common and may be due to sinus inflammation. Be well ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scratch or iritis: A sudden corneal scratch can cause this. If your eyes get very dry or you rub them, you might get a small scratch which hurts, makes your eyes water and become sensitive to sunlight. Alternative, you may have an iritis (swelling inside the eye). If it stays for a several hours, get checked. ...Read more
I have stiff joints in all my ten fingers. It is painful when i bend the fingers. What is the cause and treatment ? Have done blood test.Ra is 10
Could chills, palpitations, migraine aura such as shimmering lines in vision, fatigue be caused by a glutamate sensitivity?
Definitely a trigger: A variety of external and internal factors can trigger a migraine attack in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition to migraine. Here are the common suspects: cheese, alcohol (particularly red wine), chocolate, foods containing monosodium glutamate (msg), nitrates, or tyramine, and a sugar substitute. ...Read more
Flashes: You must see an ophthalmologist to make sure you have no retinal problem. ...Read more
Does nortriptyline suppress pain and alarm caused by benign stimuli caught up in central sensitization?
Basically, yes: these act by a few mechanisms. Mainly it is thought they increase stress hormone levels in the spine and this lowers how well pain symptmos get through the spine to the brain.--damping down central pain. They also have some lidocaine like effects this works extra well when it is increased susceptibility to pain due to nerve hyperativity. ...Read more
Probably: As long as you have been treated correctly for the disease that caused photophobia the yes you should get rid of it. ...Read more
I keep seeing jagged flashes of lightning bolts that shimmer around an object followed by an intense headache. Are these hallucinations?
No: These are not hallucinations and you need to be seen by a doctor. Seeing lightning bolts can mean there is eye problem like a torn retina or neurologic problem like a migraine. If you are pregnant, visual changes associated with a headache can indicate a serious complication called pre eclampsia. If you have these symptoms it is very important you see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Retina stimulation: Bright light or looking at the sun on a bright day can cause temporary bleaching of the retinal pigments which will blur everything for a few moments. Longer lasting bluring should be seen by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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