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9 days ago I suffered a very bad dose of food poisoning. On the first day I had a severe fever, constant bowel movements and the worst headache of my life. The next day things improved slightly though my head was still very painful, escpicially when I got out of bed. A few days later I recovered but I have since had constant pressure around my head (like wearing a tight hat) and the occasional stabbing pain behind the left eye. Things don�t seem to be improving. Any advice?

Also I am currently in Bolivia at an altitude of 3600 meters.


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replied January 4th, 2010
Headache and Migraines Answer A8860
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

In view of the symptoms which you’ve described, presumably the headache shouldn’t be related to the food poisoning which you have gone through.

There are a few possibilities which can be entertained like migraine, glaucoma and tension or cluster headache. I would suggest consulting a neurologist for the same and you might need further evaluation like a fundus examination of the eye or an MRI, etc.

The risk of formation of clots in the vessels is slightly more when one is living at altitude due to the increased thickness of blood. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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