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Hi for the past two and a half years I have horrible pain. I have the pain almost every day. I have been to the ENT, because I thought it was severe allergies, then I went to the optometrist, because I was told it could be my eyes, then I went to the Neurologist, because I thought I had a brain tumor, then I went to the OB, because I thought it could be hormonal since my period is extremely irregular, this happened after my miscarriage a couple of years ago. I did not have a D&C. Everyone tells me that everything is fine, but could just be migraines. My blood work as well as CT scan came back fine. I don't know what to do. The pain is, most of the time on the right eye, but sometimes on the left. It usually starts happening when I lay down for bed. I am desperate, because no one knows what is wrong with me or how I can make it better. :-(

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replied July 24th, 2012
Headache and Migraines Answer A37408

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

The pain in the eye with normal investigations could be related to-
1)Tension Headaches- Symptoms include pain in temple. It is felt as pressure or squeezing or tight sensation. Most of the times it is not that sore, more annoying and persistent.

2)Sinusitis: Especially inflammation of frontal sinus

3)Migraine :may present with headache for more than seventy-two hours and is often associated with vomiting, dizziness and visual problems and is often triggered by triggering factors like diet or stress.

For such headaches, try these lifestyle modifications:

1)Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day. Do not skip any meals.

2)Exercise regularly (daily if possible) and limit stress through regular exercise and relaxation techniques. Yoga and meditation will also help.

3)Avoid bright or flashing lights and wear sunglasses if sunlight is a trigger.

4)Identify and avoid foods that trigger headaches by keeping a headache and food diary and limit caffeine consumption to less than two caffeine-containing beverages a day.

If still the symptoms persist, then please consult a Physician for specific anti-migraine therapy (triptophans and ergot preparations).

Take care!

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