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Why Do My Eyes Hurt When I Wake Up
Many reasons: There are many possible reasons why you might have eye pain upon waking. The most common is from a form of dry eyes called meibomitis. It is essentially an oil gland that produces poor quality oils that irritate the eyes when you are sleeping. You really need to see an eye md to determine the exact cause of your eye pain. ...Read more
Decongestant : Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more
Dryness: Often eyes dry during sleep. Usually our protective secretions aid the ocular surface from drying out, but sometimes not always effective. Poor sleep, some medications (decongestants, antihistamines), partial eyelid opening (lagophthalmos), room airflow, all may exacerbate dryness and irritation. Try a gel-based artificial tear prior to bedtime to see if symptoms improve. ...Read more
Not kidneys: Kidneys are deep seated organs and do not hurt unless it is infected or bleeding or stone passing through the kidneys. if its happening when you wake up , it is unlikely due to kidneys, It is often muscular or skeletal pain in your back.Likely causes- improper posture, poor mattress/bed.Check with your doctor to evaluate for musculoskeletal cause. ...Read more
Itchy tears: Tears contain a variety of important proteins and factors that make them the ideal ocular lubricant and protection. Tears produced in crying are made by lacrimal glands and accessory tear glands capable of profuse tear production that is different than the baseline secretion of tears. Differences in this composition may account for the itchiness. Be sure to check for blepharitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress: Perhaps you are troubled by something you are sleeping on, also the way we wake is often conditioned from our early experiences. Confide in a friend who can help you discover what may be troubling you, if this does not help consult a mental health professional in your area who can help you uncover what is troubling you. Best. ...Read more
Increased Pressure: Increased vascular pressure associated with throwing up can cause nose bleeds and esophageal bleeds, which then leak stomach acidic fluid into the chest cavity and can cause sudden heart attack. I suspect you might be fighting bulimia. With bulimia, you can appear 'fine' and die anyway, due to the aforementioned cause. Seek help! (oa, cbt & meds for eating disorders!)). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not ears: There are many structures at the side of the face besides the ears. Bending over should not cause any ear pressure or pain. You may have referred pain from the jaw joint or possibly pain in the neck referred to the side of the face. If an ENT doctor can document that the ear drum, middle ear, and ear canal are normal, you will then rule out the ear as a source of your pain. ...Read more
Blood flow: When you stand up, there can be a temporary decreased in blood flow to the brain. The blood vessels have to tighten up a little bit, and the heart has to pump a little harder. Getting dizzy or light-headed when standing up is called orthostatic hypotension. The first step to try to make this better is to drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more
Face: Maybe because it is slightly swollen. If you sleep on your side or face down it can cause minor swelling. Try sleeping propped up on two pillows. Reduce the amount of salt in your foods.Drink some caffeinated tea at mid day and add celery. onions and eggplant to you diet. They act as natural diuretics. ...Read more
Swelling: It would help with more information but assuming this is pain in feet while standing for long periods of the day and when you sit they still hurt suggests the possibilty of some venous insufficiency that uually is good in the morning and at the end of the day the pain is there. If you check your legs for swelling and elevate the legs , pain should be better. Please be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
It's possible: That you have some common issues like post-nasal drip combined with acid reflux. Usually that combination can lead to swallowing air as well as secretions at night that stimulate acid production and thus reflux. That said, you have to have other causes of nausea ruled out first and there are many medical problems that cause this. You'll have to start with a doc and a good physical exam. Good luck! ...Read more
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