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Headache - pain behind one eye (dark room & ice pack TX)

I have had frequent headaches for the past five years. It is always behind the left eye. Actually it feels like it is inside the eye (top rear). I can almost find the epicenter from which it radiates. The rhythm feels like a heartbeat. I would describe the pain as throbbing (pounding). Light often triggers it and defiantly makes it worse and more frequent.

An eye exam did not reveal the cause. Medical doctors (family and neurologist) have tried every thing, including pure oxygen and imitrex (pills and injections). The last neurologist I visited spent all of two minutes with me before handing me about six different medications to try. A dark room and ice pack are the only thing that works.

I do not like taking any med and will not be experimented on any longer but am willing to see a physician who cares as much for his patients as his bottom line. It must be someone who specializes in headaches.

Does anyone know of such a person around Montgomery Alabama.
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replied October 25th, 2007
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Is this pain severe and for how long the headache attack lasts?
Have you visited ophthalmologist to check for eye disorders?
Have you been treated for migraine?
Are you experiencing a jagged zigzag pattern of shimmering lights in the side vision before the headaches start?
Do you feel tingling or numbness on the same side of your face?
Do you have tearing and nasal drainage on the affected side?
Are you suffering from infections of your sinuses?
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replied February 24th, 2009
My prob...
Well my headaches occur every day my eyes are dark, and my calf goes numb every day, has since i was about 13, im 20 now, but i thought it was a brain tumor, but the doctor did a check and said hes not worried about that, my worst fear is a tumor, or cancer, what else could this be????
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replied February 13th, 2010
i have the same problem and still have no answer either just a bunch of meds.
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replied November 9th, 2010
I have the same problems too. At first my left eye seemed alittle weird and i had the zig zag pattern of shimmering, rainbowish lights out of the corner of my eye. But that was months earlier. Recently I have been getting really bad pains in my left eye, every few days or weeks. It always turns into a headache only on the left side of my face, and ends up with me puking. I haven't been to the doctor yet though, I was hoping it was nothing serious. I will go this Saturday but I would like some answers to my eye problem before that, and I am only fourteen.
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