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I experience a sharp pain behind my left eye whenever I sneeze, cough, or bend over. It started as a slight pain about a month or two ago and has gotten progressively worse. Any ideas?
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replied December 2nd, 2003
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More Details?
What is your age?

How long this has been troubling you?

Do you suffer from recurrent colds?

Myopia?

On further such symptoms replies a proper diagnosis and prescription can be arrived at. Your symptoms do sound like that of sinusitis and can be confirmed after more details for which homoeopathy has a very good remedy.

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replied December 17th, 2003
I was diagnosed with this after a catscan. My doctor told me that my headaches were a result to it. That it was kinda like a "hole in my sinuses". I took steriods for a short time, and it has improved slightly but not by much!
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replied February 11th, 2004
Eye Pain
I have the very same thing, except it's usually in both eyes, and on very bad days I get intense headaches in my eyes, or behind my eyes. It's definitely a sinus thing because i'm congested and I have pressure around my nose. If I take a shower and blow my nose, the headache subsides so I know its a sinus thing. These headaches are a daily thing for me. It's been occuring for about 3 years now. I've just been taking sudafed sinus headache, but lately they've gotten worse. Let me know if you find out more about this eye situation. Hope you feel better.

Katey
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replied February 23rd, 2004
Could Be Trochleitis
The pain in the eye could be trochleitis which can lead to headaches and migraines.

Trochleitis is inflammation of the trochlea tendon in the eye socket.

Treatment of this inflammation can often relieve migraine symptoms.


Also check the other post in this forum on migraines - causes and natural therapies.


Kindest regards,
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replied May 22nd, 2005
Insect Floater
I have had 'floaters' since I was a young kid on my first jet flight. Last week, 20 years later, I noticed a large floater that wasn't moving, and looked like a fly without wings or legs. It's tail seemed to be attached to something. Needless to say, it kind of bugged me out, so I thought maybe it was my imagination, and tried to sleep. While in bed going to sleep, I saw a white flash in the same eye (l) followed by a red dot near the center of my vision. Next day, woke up with a big sleeper in my eye. Put it under a microscope- looked like pieces of what I saw, plus a few insect legs! Black jointed legs with little thorns or spikes on them! Next day went to my Dr., soon saw an opthamologist afterwards, while showing the picture I had drawn while looking at the big 'bug', complete with description of symtoms. My eye was looked at, no abnormalities were spotted. Now when I look towards light I can see smaller versions of this critter. This is worrying the hell outta me, have seen a few smaller flashes/dots toward the side since then. I'm worried that this is some kind of botfly carried in by birds nesting in my apartment complex's soffits - and most of all, my retina will have to be torn before any dr wants to do anything about it. I'll be finding another 'eye Dr.' soon for a 2nd opinion. I know botflies live in warmer climates; ie central/south america.. Not supposed to be in nj. What the heck are these things!!!!

Phizaze
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replied July 11th, 2007
Migraines
Lately when I get migraines I get very sick to the stomach... Every bright light bothers me and then up chucking starts! Sad Now behind my right eye I have that sharp pain..What can I do about it? Advil, Aleve and all the other stuff I can not take because I am allergic to aspirin or anything with NSAIDS so I am pretty much stuck with it. Any one have any advice to help?
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replied December 19th, 2011
Migranes
Sounds like me... My doc has me chewing a fiber tablet once per day. For two years I've been migrane free. I would get sooo sick for 6-8 hours at a time. Bed,bathroom,bed,bathroom,etc... We tried imitrex but I would get sick either way, it was to late. I cannot tell you enough how much one stupid little fiber tablet a day changed my life.
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replied July 11th, 2007
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sandra
have you gone to your doctor for a med for your head pain? There is a medicine called migranall that you spray in your nose and it is supposed to help relive the pain. A friend of mine swears by it.but best to see your doc if you have allergies or talk to a pharmasist.
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replied January 25th, 2008
talaya
I have been experiences the wierdest thing lately, it started about a couple of months ago. I started seeing shadow images of things and it would be in the light and sometime in the dark, along with floaters i called my eye docter and went in everything was normal. About a week later i sarted experiencing flashes of light along with left eye pain(severe), i thought i was dying are going blind i went to the ER they did a cat scan and a MRI everything was perfect. The eye specialists said this should go away in about a year, the jelly in my eye is mess up so there is nothing they can do to correct this problem, i am experiencing horrible pain in my left eye. can someone give me some advice
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replied January 25th, 2008
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Layaholiday, are you talking about Central Serous Retinopathy? I have had this and yes, it can take a long time to go away and it could well come back. They say that it affects young men who have high-stress occupations such as airline pilot but I am female and in an academic post so not at all the usual candidate! It is not a dangerous condition but it is annoying.

Gysull, as others have suggested, your symptoms sound like a sinus problem but you reallly need to have this checked, to rule out inflammation of the optic nerve which would not be a good thing to have!
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replied January 25th, 2008
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Oops, just noticed this thread was opened 5 years ago! I do hope Gysull got the problem sorted out!
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replied May 15th, 2009
the pain is becoming to much
I wake up almost everynight around 2am to a massive headache so bad it brings me to tears half the time, and I am not the type to tear up easy I can take pain but not this pain.......it can start out light and sometimes last all day but every time it wakes me up it gets bad real bad, the pain is behind my left eye and almost even feels like it is in my eye as well and in the left side of the forehead/temple.......also I do feel congested at times this happens and I did notice the more I smoke the worse it will make it ( but it only really makes it hurt and wake me up around 2 am) I go to bed anywheres from 9-12 last night I went to bed at 11pm and it just started at right around 2am and now at 2:50 is still here....the pain just seems to stay and have no reaction to tylenol......I have generaic tylenol and usually take 3-4 before bed and sometimes I do not wake up in the middle of the night, however I took 3 before bed tonight then after it woke me up 2 more and still nothing till now.....2:54 am ...most of the pain has gone away.......I just want the pain to stop....unforchantly I cannot go see a doctor as we do not have the funds to do so nor do I have insurance.....I have just read into cluster headaches and it says smoking can bring one on......but it didn't really say that it could last all day long sometimes ( now when it does last all day long it is never that much of a pain...but it does let me know its there) seems like the only time it is ever bad is when it wakes me up from sleeping.....seems to only last an hour or so..like now it is 3am here and I really cannot tell it was ever here....oh and if you want to know a pain scale....It hurts worse then when I broke my toe or twisted my ankle....this is a pain that I wish on no-one....please help give me insite on this and what could help the pain go away
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replied March 18th, 2012
Our stories are exactly the same!
This may sound crazy but I have the exact same headaches/eye pain that you are having. It usually lasts about an hour to an hour and half. It starts off light waking me up or sometimes on my way home from work even in the morning. I will look at the clock only to assure myself that it will be gone in an hour or so. Severe eye pressure is where it starts then it slowly moves to my brow bone then temple and radiates down the left side of my face and to the back of the left side of my head down my neck It is always followed with nasal swelling but only on the left side of my face, Afrin nasal spray helps that. I can literally feel my neck muscles tighten. Then as you said it goes away and I cant tell that it was there. I found that nothing works I have tried everything. Cool water on my face or a cold towel that I keep damp in the fridge eases the pain. I am sure I am having an anurism at the time, but like you I cant afford the doctor. Your story touched me, I hope we find relief.
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replied March 18th, 2012
Our stories are exactly the same!
This may sound crazy but I have the exact same headaches/eye pain that you are having. It usually lasts about an hour to an hour and half. It starts off light waking me up or sometimes on my way home from work even in the morning. I will look at the clock only to assure myself that it will be gone in an hour or so. Severe eye pressure is where it starts then it slowly moves to my brow bone then temple and radiates down the left side of my face and to the back of the left side of my head down my neck It is always followed with nasal swelling but only on the left side of my face, Afrin nasal spray helps that. I can literally feel my neck muscles tighten. Then as you said it goes away and I cant tell that it was there. I found that nothing works I have tried everything. Cool water on my face or a cold towel that I keep damp in the fridge eases the pain. I am sure I am having an anurism at the time, but like you I cant afford the doctor. Your story touched me, I hope we find relief.
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replied May 15th, 2009
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Frontal sinusitis (RE:custompainguy)
From what you have described, it could either be a Left Frontal Sinusitis or some sort of neurological disorder. It could be an eye problem as well. If you also have symptoms like runny/blocked/partially blocked nose, thick nasal discharge, mild/recurrent fever, fatigue, and nausea it is probably sinusitis. Well, it's really difficult to tell what the actual problem is without diagnosis. What you can do is search the internet and try finding the symptoms for sinusitis/neurological disorders/vision problems and trying matching your symptoms with the ones given there. One good website is perhaps www.mayoclinic.com. Finally, if not smoking relieves the pain then you should stop smoking (even though it's much easier said than done but you can always do that if you are strongly determined). Hope that helps somewhat. God bless you!
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replied May 15th, 2009
back again
well this is a first for me, I actually had drainage this time..I was able to keep blowing my nose....but as another first this is the first time it has happend twice this bad in one night, it just woke me up again at 6:25. Don't know if it helps if I push on thaat eye with the pain it hurts even more, I have had these in the past but nothing like this or this frequent, also if I clinch my teeth it hurts more, Im afraid somehow I will have to go see a doctor.
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replied May 15th, 2009
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also I have the sweats these past 2 times as a first, do not know if it matters I still have all 4 wisdom teeth that need to be pulled
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replied May 15th, 2009
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Tooth infection? (RE:custompainguy)
Alright, looks like you could be having a tooth infection. Isn't that why you need 4 wisdom teeth to be pulled? For that you will have to visit a doctor. You probably cannot pull them off by yourself. Are you sure you have a tooth infection? How do you know the wisdom teeth need to be pulled out? By the way you can also have a sinus infection even if there is no discharge from nose. When I had a chronic sinusitis before going for surgery I had no headache, no runny nose. It was just a dull feeling all the time, with fatigue, and I am not sure if I had nausea. Still my CT scan report was reading Left Maxillary Sinusitis, Hypertrophied nasal turbinate, Allergic Rhinitis, and mild bowing of the nasal septum. Since you are saying you actually had drainage from nose this time, does drainage relieve your headache? That could also be an indication of sinusitis. If your pain is relieved by inhaling steam vapor, then that could also be sign of sinusitis. The sinus infection cause sharp pain in the eyeball and also cause tooth ache. Can you please explain what you mean by "also I have the sweats these past 2 times as a first" in the last reply. Having said all these, the first thing that you can do to help yourself is to reduce or better if you can completely quit smoking (this will also cost you any money, in fact, it will save). Also, try to visit a doctor somehow. If I can be of further help, you can ask. Don't be surprised if you find my previous reply removed because I mentioned the name of a website and they (admin) considered that as advertising. Anyways, take care and God bless you!
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replied May 15th, 2009
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drainage did not relieve my headache at all. ok the sweats only my head had like almost a cold sweat but was only my head sweating and not the rest of the body....two of my wisdom teeth have been comming out more and more, they have room to do so...but what about the root...could it be causing the pain?
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replied May 15th, 2009
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Tension headache?
It could also be a tension headache/migraine or a symptom of depression or other mental disease. As far as the wisdom tooth is concerned I guess it is a tooth infection because I had a tooth infection (not exactly the wisdom tooth, somewhere near it) and my tooth was also almost coming out, In fact, some part of it had also broken and the most importantly it was causing a horrible and unbearable pain in my tooth and head (that was really dreadful!). Then I visited a dentist and he performed a root canal. Now I am fine and the tooth does not cause any pain and it also hasn't broken any further. I am quiet amazed to see the results because when I went to the dentist the whole body of the tooth had broken and only the wall was remaining. The doctor told me after the root canal I would be getting no pain but the tooth would slowly completely break down unless he put a 'cap' (I really don't know the medical term for that) on the tooth (putting a cap would also cost me additional money). Surprisingly, he was only 50% correct. Neither did I have any pain in the tooth nor did my tooth break down even after almost 2 years have past and I am still eating hard food with that broken tooth (even though I only went for the root canal). If at all you need to go for a root canal, don't expect the pain or irritation to go away completely immediately after the root canal. It will take some time for the pain or irritation to completely go away. For me, it took at least 2 weeks (I can't remember exactly). Also, if your tooth pain and headache goes away after the root canal then, obviously, you probably don't have a tension headache or any other problem. Anything is possible but you really need an expert's opinion. My opinion may have the quality of an honest person (not trying to praise myself though!) but it can never be a substitute of an expert�s advice.
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replied May 15th, 2009
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I have just taken tylonol sinus and it seems so far to have removed the pain...I will see what the pm version does for me as that is when it gets the worst....only bad ones I get are when I am sleeping....does anyone know why headaches of this sort would only arise in my sleep?
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replied May 15th, 2009
pain relievers?
well the tylnol sinus does nothing is there anything to stop the pain?
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