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Hey,

i wonder if anyone else gets a pain behind one eye. It's not the same pain as others I seen write about on here ie the sharp pain. It's a constant, terrible pain, like a pressure that builds up, that can last anything up to 2 days. Nothing imparticular brings it on and I feel I can relive it by pressing on my eye.


It's being happening to me a few years now and about 2 years ago I thought I had got to the bottom of it when the optometrist found scars behind that eye imparticular. But after being sent to a specialist I was told that could not be causing the pain. Anybody know??



Suzi


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replied July 3rd, 2004
Hi,
i, too, get headaches behind my eye. Did you ever find out anything about this? I think I have been having the problem going on two or three years. I get the headaches every now and then and have no idea what is triggering it. The pain is intense, and it does seem to help when I press on my eye/eyebrow. I become sensitive to light and sound. Nothing I take helps. I'd love to know if you have come across any info about your eye headaches! It sounds just like mine.
Thanks,
melissa
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replied July 5th, 2004
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Melissa,

about 2 years ago I went to the optician and although I did not need glasses he found scars behind my eye and I was sent to the hospital. But they said they wouldnt cause headaches and not to worry. I just find it strange how it's in the same eye. I try to stay clear of things like make up that might trigger it, so I thought it might be allergies but now it happens if I go somewhere like the cinema and my vision goes really blurry for a while.
I've just learned to carry painkillers with me always and except that im just prone to migraines over one eye lol

i havent a clue why

love sooz
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replied July 5th, 2004
I get the same thing ever since I can remember I have been getting headaches like that and the only way to stop the pain is to apply pressure to the area around the eye. As a matter of fact I have one now.
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replied July 5th, 2004
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What about your blood pressure and anxiety and sinuses? I am no Dr., but sometimes if I lay down in a dark quiet room, no t.V. Or any noise and try to take some slow deep breaths it helps, with a cool wash rag across my eyes, have you had your eyes checked lately but you might talk this over with your physician.
Sincerely,
sandy
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replied November 20th, 2011
could be migraine.
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replied July 5th, 2004
I dont think mine is something really to do with the eyes they can come like today out of of the blue or after I eat cream or to much other milk products
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replied July 6th, 2004
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Hi othepain, I am no Dr. But it seems to me that you might be lactose intolerant I work for some people who are this way as well as a lot of others that have this situation, a lot of people I know that have this, swear by lactaid, don't worry, I am not a salesperson for this, I only know what I hear, it is not cheap but it might be worth it. Let us know, their is some info on it on the internet! Check with the Dr. And pharmacist too, it is an over-the-counter med. Hope I have helped.
Sincerely,
sandy
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replied July 7th, 2004
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Sandy,

yeah it certainly doesnt help prevent my headaches if im stressed out. I hate taking pinakillers so much. So I try to sleep it off, but it can last for days. The doctors dont have a clue lol oh well
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replied July 7th, 2004
Suzi, I don't know if you still come in here or not, but what you have sounds like what my son gets. They are called cluster headaches and they are always behind one eye. I'm surprised your doctors have never heard of them since they are a cousin to migranes. My son sees a neuroligist, that is how I found out. The best treatment is to lay down in a dark room and sleep it off if you can. I'm sorry to hear that you have them since I know how much my son suffers when they happen. He is adhd and has tourettes. Good luck! :d lolli
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replied July 8th, 2004
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Hey lolli,

yeah the doctors have suggested cluster headaches. When I get them I naturally really tired anyway so I do go to sleep for ages and I can sleep well into the next day. But 9 times out of 10 I wake up and it's worse. But your probably right. Thanks for the advice
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replied July 8th, 2004
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"i dont think mine is something really to do with the eyes they can come like today out of of the blue or after I eat cream or to much other milk products "

milk products can increase your congestion level because they cause your body to produce excess mucus. This is normal and not just in people who are lactose intolerant. It might be that in your case it is causing excess sinus pressure.

I get the pains behind the eye too.. It feels like someone is stabbing me in the head.
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replied January 10th, 2008
just something from experience,

i get freq migraine due to lack of sleep/irregular sleeping hours as well as sinus problem.

sleeping for long hours late into the day doesn't seem to cure headache at all. in fact, i'm always more tired, the headache's ends up worse.

It seems, it's more effective to bear with de pain then go to bed sometime right after sun sets. Always results in me waking up early in the morning feeling fresh, headache gone.

If your headache is due to lack of sleep or irregular sleeping hours, it also seems to help to eat less fried food, drink more water and take more fruits. Something to do with heatiness i think.
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replied January 26th, 2009
Hey all.
yeah i think i have what someone described as "cluster headaches". Except i have some other symptoms. it feels like i'm bleeding out of my eye (of course i'm not), my right nostril (same side as eye) always is leaking fluid and whenever i breath in thru my nose i nearly collapse in the sudden rising of the swelling pain behind my eye. I tested today, snorted in really hard and woke up a few minutes later on my bedroom floor with flatmates saying i passed out. (so now a punding headache to add to my list Very Happy)

Thanks
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replied February 1st, 2009
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hi i have had the same symptoms for a couple of months now...has anyone noticed that the eye looks different? my eye looks like its retracting inwards and the expression has changed.ive been to the eye hospital a number of times but they cant find anything wrong with my eye...its so odd
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replied March 15th, 2009
That dreaded eye pain
Hi, Not too sure if anyone still reads this but I too think I might have these cluster headaches. I get them a couple of times a month and they last all day for a few days then just go!! I have decided to write down every one then see if I can see a pattern. Is anyone else on the pill? I thought maybe something to do with this. Please let us know which one if you are then maybe I can try and tals to the doctor. A painkiller with codeine use to work but i think i am immune to it now.
dawn xx
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replied April 16th, 2009
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My left eye been aching for over a year now, the level of pain can be from a constant 1 to 8 it will never let me go. Today feels like an 8. I wish it would go away, tired of being brought down. did a cat scan, negative, eye exam negative, only god know why.
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replied April 21st, 2009
same problem - guy aged 33
hi, i too have been having problems with one eye, for about three years now i guess.

i searched the net and found your postings. i'm not sure why it happens. i'm training to fly helicopters so am very worried if it will cause problems later and stop me flying!

Its always my right eye and seems to happen after i get myself stressed with study or don't sleep well and am tired and get the feeling my eye is 'sore'.

I used to work with computers (for 10 years), and believe this made my eyes generally oversensitive to bright lights and computer screens and normally i can find bright lights in the lounge or out in a bar too intense.

just to put you girls at rest i guess its nothing 'female' like the pill or period stuff..

sounds like it might just be 'cluster headaches'..but i don't really get headaches even with stress, and this has only come on all of a sudden in the last three years or so.

had full eye check when applied for medical class one certificate the other month and eyes seemed fine...i forgot to mention this at the time as hadn't happened for a while.

wierd...!
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replied July 10th, 2009
so i'm at work and i'm having pain behind one eye, my left eye, funny thing is i'm right handed and i prefer art garfunkle to paul simon. I am independent but vote democrat, and i'm a hetero male who can appreciate a good looking guy. I guess this means that "left eye" from TLC who ended dying in a weird car crash after running into a child had this too....I don't want to sound paranoid, i just drive more carefully when i have the pains, especially right turns, because i don't want my right eye to hurt too.

I went to the doctor and told him my eye was giving me discomfort and he said there is magic in a carribean cruiseline...i disagreed complaining that the buffet was usually just mediocre food sitting under a heat lamp and they just bought well vodka and rum and poured it into nice bottles.

go figure

hope this helps!
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replied July 12th, 2009
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Lactose intolerance for pain behind the eyes??.......I don't think so.....lactose intolerance affects your GI tract not your eyes. Pain behind the eyes can mean different things but one that is common that pops out is sinus pressure, eye strain or migraine. Even if you are not having a stuffy nose you can still have this due to sinus issue. Get sinus films to rule out sinus issues and then go from there.
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replied August 3rd, 2009
I get the Sore eye headache alot too. It comes and goes. I feel dizzy as well when I look around. Its always in my right eye. I generally feel tired and wiped out when I get it too. I dont know what causes it. However, the person who said they get it after eating too much dairy gave me pause. Its not a typical thing to think about, and I surely never did. However, Im not sure if it is coincidence or not, I ate like tons of cheese the few days prior to getting this headache, and I havent had one for about a year... UNTIL this one.. GRRRRRRRR... Not sure if its the culprit. All I know is I I had been eating fairly well and lost 15 lbs. and suddenly for the past week, I ate way too much, and now I have this EYE headache. Is it coincidence? or not? I will have to pay more attention. I always thought it was sinus pressure, but From what i understand if your sinus is inflammed u will also have a stuffy or runny nose.... No if ands or buts about it. I also saw people saying it sounds like cluster headaches. Well, I wonder what causes cluster headaches.. I will have to pay more attention to that as well. I wonder if FOOD can cause cluster headaches.. back to the drawing board. Thanks everyone for the input. I hope everyone figures out their triggers.
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