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Headche Behind Right Eye

So today i woke up and i had a BAD BAD BAD i mean, the worst headache i have EVER had behind my right eye. I have had it about 3 times this month. every time i get this i vomit really bad. So this morning when i was woken up from it, i automatically went to the bathroom and sat on the floor and eventually started vomiting. The pain i get frightens me and i cant even bare to do anything when this is happening. it usually lasts for 3 hours and the pain doesn't stop it just lightens. I still have a dull pain but its not chronic pain after 3 hours. And my question is, What should i do? Does anyone else experience this?

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K. don't wait. It's a kind of migraine. Go to an allergy specialist as migraines are often set off my allergies to common substances like milk or peanuts.

RUN to the doctor. A headache that is the worst ever could be a sign of stroke or hemorage or something like it. since you have had this before and no major side effects (weakness on one side not being able to swallow or loss of speach or drooping on one side of face) it might be something different.

again GO to the doctor

I believe this is known as a migraine headache. Are you pregnant? If you are I may have a solution especially if you never had them before. I had them only when I was pregnant and I believe it was because I had too much estrogen in my system and I was carrying a girl. The two boys I carried did not give me migraines. Again, I may have a solution for you so e-mail me if this is the case.

If you have had them periodically over the years I would suggest you go to a cranial-sacral massage therapist. No other therapist can do this - only a cranial-sacral massage therapist. Depending on where you are located I have a excellent one that took my headaches away and made me better (although mine where not per se migraines they were like migraines).

If you don't live in the Portland - Hillsboro area then there is a website you can go to and I will try and find it for you or you can look up cranial sacral on the internet.

N.

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That describes one of the versions of the migraines I get.

I get a couple of different versions... (triggered by sinuses, or tight muscles in my neck, or flat light... ironically I live in seattle right now, so have almost a constant sinus infection, and the light is always flat... so I get a lot of headaches). That one you just described is what happens when I have a sinus triggered migraine. For those ones, if I can catch it soon enough, pseudoephedrine hcl will relieve the sinus pressure, which takes the pressure off of the nerve that triggers that particular type migraine. If it gets to the throwing up point though, with any variety, nothing short of a shot will "fix" it. Since I can't afford the shots right now... I just camp out in the dark (SILENCE... my auditory stuff goes wacky with migraines), and wait for them to pass.

Ditto go to the doctor. Because while it COULD be migraines ... a) there are things you can do to stop them, and b) it could be something else entirely.

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I hope by the time you have received some of these posts that you will be at the ER or calling up your family doctor on this. Sounds like a migraine, but please take it serious. It could be even more than a migraine.

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Please go see a doctor about this. It may be nothing to worry about (maybe you are becoming prone to migraines?) but on the other hand... stabbing pain behind your eye to the point that you throw up, is not something to ignore. Especially if it happens multiple times.

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It could be a lot of things that have no serious underlying cause and can be treated symptomatically.

Or it could be something serious. My mother had a headache like the one you describe one morning when I was about sick. She went to the doctor and was sent home with medication. The pain came back and after a few days she finally went to the ER. A blood vessel had ruptured in her brain and she needed surgery. It was a very serious situation and she did suffer some very mild permanent brain damage (she lost her sense of smell and taste).

It's always hard to tell when to see a doctor for a headache, but anything that is unusually painful or lasts for a long time should warrant a trip to the doctor.
Good luck!

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Sounds like a possible migraine. I got really bad headaches behind my eye (one or the other) and thought they were sinus headaches...nope they were migraine. With the location of your pain and the vomiting...that would be my guess.; HOWEVER

Get yourself checked out asap!!

They say if it is the worst headache EVER that the ER is a good place to go in case it is an aneurysm.

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Go see a doctor!!! There are a lot of things that can cause pain like that. Especially if it's a recurring you should try and get it resolved.

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It sounds like you are having a migraine headache. You should go see your doctor because you may be able to get medication that can help with your pain and nausea. I suffer from migraines and I found it was also helpful to see a chiropractor in addition to using prescription pain meds.. I found I had some nerve damage from a car accident that was likely causing my headaches. It took 2 years from the time I was in the accident until I had my first migraine. They will ask you to keep a journal of what you eat to try to identify if you have any triggers that cause your headaches. It also helped me to keep track of what the weather was like when I got a headache. If the weather changes rapidly, it can trigger my headaches. I hope you feel better soon!

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Go to the doctor! I have been dealing with headaches for a long time and finally had a MRI done and I have a pituitary tumor which is not life threatening and easily treated but I am having to see a team of doctors to determine what to do. And apparently this is very common 1in 5 people have it. Good Luck and I hope you feel better.

I believe this is known as a migraine headache. Are you pregnant? If you are I may have a solution especially if you never had them before. I had them only when I was pregnant and I believe it was because I had too much estrogen in my system and I was carrying a girl. The two boys I carried did not give me migraines. Again, I may have a solution for you so e-mail me if this is the case.

If you have had them periodically over the years I would suggest you go to a cranial-sacral massage therapist. No other therapist can do this - only a cranial-sacral massage therapist. Depending on where you are located I have a excellent one that took my headaches away and made me better (although mine where not per se migraines they were like migraines).

If you don't live in the Portland - Hillsboro area then there is a website you can go to and I will try and find it for you or you can look up cranial sacral on the internet.

N.

Unless you've had headaches just like this in the past and you've already seen doctors about them, you need to make an appointment with your doctor right away. If you don't have a primary care provider, go to an urgent care center or even an ER. Your headaches are most likely migraines or cluster headaches- unpleasant, but not dangerous, and the docs can help you manage them. But new, very bad headaches should always be checked out in case it's something life-threatening, like a possible stroke.

Have you checked into eye strain. I have had that happen (the vomit and headache behind eyes) and it turns out to be serious eye strain from staring at a computer extended hours and the posture you have while doing it. The muscles in your neck and shoulder may be pulling forward on some nerve. What I have done to relieve mine is to sit straight, point chin inward toward chest and then stare for about 10 second intervals downward as if looking on your nose. Massage between and above your eyelids, look to the right and left and see if that alleviates the pain. If it continues, maybe it is something more serious that should be checked. Just a thought!

Sounds like a classic migraine. See a doctor and discuss your symptoms.I suffered for years, not knowing there was any hope. Now I take Imitrex in a nasal spray dosage. Works in about 15 minutes for me. It gave me my life back! They also have Maxalt which is a tablet that dissolves in your mouth. No fun throwing up a $20 pill!

It sounds like cluster headaches. My husband gets them and they are awful. Do some research and see your doctor. My husband takes injectable Imatrex. It is expensive, but it has been a life-saver...and he also has some relief by "contrast showers", he gets in the shower and starts with water as hot as he can stand it for a minute or two, and then turns it to as cold as he can take it for a minute or two and back again....continue until it lets up. This sometimes helps if he doesn't have any Imatrex when they hit. Cluster headaches usually come in cycles and last about a month and a half. It seems that a change in seasons is often times a trigger. These headaches are just terrible and I wish you luck in getting them under control.

Please go see your physician, now. There could be many causes, high blood pressure, an eye disease and then at the other end of the spectrum, an aneurysm or brain tumor. I do have a brain tumor and I suffered with severe headaches for a few months before I went to the doctor.

The sooner you see a physician and get the appropriate tests, like an MRI, the sooner appropriate treatment for whatever ails you can begin.

I wish you a very speedy recovery!!

Go the the Doctor or ER... when you are having an episode.
It can mean many things....
But don't drive if having this 'headache' due to safety....
or simply call an Ambulance.

If it were me, I would not wait around or wait around for a Doctor appointment which can take time to even book an appointment.

all the best,
Susan

I had a similar pain, scared me to death, so I went to the eye doctor and was told that I had a condition called "Iritis". They gave me some drops to use 4 times a day for a week and the pain went right away! It's been about 3 years and it never returned.

Ditto - migraine. Also maybe cluster headaches. I've suffered from migraines for years - finally - I did get an MRI just to rule anything out - makes you rest better.

Go to the doctor to get the proper diagnosis - and they will give you some medicine to make it less severe. Also if it's migraines you can attempt to work on figuring out your triggers. For me regardless I always get on within a week of the time change and when I miss a meal.

RUN to the doctor. A headache that is the worst ever could be a sign of stroke or hemorage or something like it. since you have had this before and no major side effects (weakness on one side not being able to swallow or loss of speach or drooping on one side of face) it might be something different.

again GO to the doctor

How much time do you spend on your computer? Does your monitor have a filter? Do you adjust the brightness/contrast settings to make it easier on your eyes?

What about eyeglasses? If you wear any, when was the last time you had them fitted? If not, maybe it is time for you to wear some?

I ask because I know someone who used to have the same problem. He had an old monitor that he wouldn't replace. His glasses were old and he got migraines anyway.

Check with your doctor. And please make sure you rest your eyes. Get a good monitor and filter too.

Migraine! Go--immediately to your doc and ask for a referral to a neurologist! And don't take no for an answer. There are a whole new set of drugs out to treat migraines, both to prevent having one, and to give you one, once you have one. This takes some specialized knowledge.

When you see your doc, develop a plan for what to do when you have a headache.

And next time you end in so much pain that you feel like throwing up call your doc (either family--if you haven't seen a neurologist yet or neurologist) and ask for something to take the pain away. You have a right to be not in pain. They have meds to take the pay away that are not narcotics now. Have some one drive you in--if you have kids, get a baby sitter.

I know the pain that you are suffering because I have been there. I suffer from migraines so bad that I am unable to work, but that is unusual.

Just another opinion. My husband just got diagnosed with glaucoma in one eye, this sounds like possible symptoms. I would go to the doctor right away. If glaucoma is not treated it can result in optic nerve damage.

I don't want to scare you, but I would suggest getting an MRI on your head/eye - my sister in law had similar symptoms, passed it off as migraines, finally got really bad - they found a tumor there - and within 4 months later she died. So I would definitely have this checked out and do not pass it off as nothing.

only read a few of the responses but I had the same thing but it went down the right side of my face. You could actually draw a line down the middle of my face where the pain started and where it stopped. I had a CAT scan and they couldn't find anything. I happen to have a dentist appointment the next week and found out that I was not grinding but clenching my teeth from stress and that was causing the pain. He gave me a muscle relaxant and it immediately went away. I didn't even think I had that much stress. They say stress can cause a huge amount of physical pain so hopefully that will be your answer versus the others listed below but do go to the doctor immediately.

GO TO THE DOCTOR!! I would even suggest you go to the ER. I am a registered nurse. It could turn out to be a migraine or a cluster headache, but it could be something much more serious. Get it checked out ASAP!

I suffer from migraines, but was diagnosed by an MRI. I would highly recommend getting to the doctor because while it sounds like you have a migraine it could be anything.

I would look up cluster headache. I get these and they are awful. There are plenty of websites dedicated to this condition so I would check them out and see if your symptoms match up. Good luck and I hope you get it figured out really soon.

See the doc! I'm a certified ophthalmic technician and it sounds like it COULD be something serious. I mean to scare you a little, so that you'll go see your eye doc right away! I used work in triage for the nations top ranked eye hospital and if I got a call with these complaints I'd be having you come in same day for an evaluation. Do you wear glasses/contacts? Are you farsighted? Do you have blurry vision associated with these episodes? Redness in one eye? What does the eyeball itself look like? And how is that particular eye seeing during the episode? Any pain significant to cause nausea and vomiting is very very serious. You could be suffering from something like iritis (previously mentioned by someone easily treated with drops), it could be a migraine headache (do you have a history of migraines?), it could be angle closure glaucoma which can cause irreversible vision loss. Like I said, I mean to scare you a little, but thats only because you need to see your eye doctor asap.

Another for going to the DOCTOR ASAP. These may be mini-strokes. My friend experienced the worst headache of her life and it was the precursor of a stroke. Really, headaches that cause vomiting are nothing to mess around with. If your doctor checks you out and it turns out to be migraines, try Excedrin migraine as another option to the prescription drugs. My mom had horrible, debilitating migraines and none of the prescription drugs worked for her. Out of desperation she finally tried Excedrin migraine and it worked. She was stunnned, because she couldn't imagine that something over the counter could work better than prescriptions, but in this case it did. But still, go to a doctor FIRST to make sure it really is only a migraine.

You are more than likely having a migraine. Welcome to my he double toothpicks. I take feverfew once a day to control them and then when I do get one I take a prescription pill butlbtl/apap/caff (50/325/40) generic substitue for Fioricet. My migraines are on one side behind the eye, I start with an aura where I see double/triple of everything, then I get sick to my stomach. After I vomit it seems to lessen the pain in my head I don't know if the pressure somehow relieves the blood constriction in my head. Occasionally I also get a numbness in my limbs on the opposite side of my headache which to me is scary because it almost resembles symptoms of a stroke. If this what you are experiencing you have my utmost sympathy, I would not wish them on my worst enemy. Sad thing is my daughter of 9 just had her first one last summer so I am afraid for all the torture she will endure in her lifetime. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

sounds like a migraine. Talk to your GP and they will give you some meds and refer you to a neurologist.

Go to the doctor and make certain evrything is okay. Don't mess around with this.

Could be a migrane. I recently found out that I have to have my gall bladder removed and I would get a horrible headache above the right eye and I would sometimes throw up. Pain meds don't help with this. Do you experience shoulder/back pain also?

K. don't wait. It's a kind of migraine. Go to an allergy specialist as migraines are often set off my allergies to common substances like milk or peanuts.

I get pretty severe pain behind my eyes but I have Graves Eye Disease.
You really should get it checked out just to make sure it's not something serious. Are you having visual problems too? Go see your doctor. I hope you feel better!

It sounds like a cluster headache. Look on webmd.

go to a dr. right away, esp. since this is new to you. it could be a migrane, I get those and at times that is exactally what I feel....but you should not risk anything at all. go to the er if you have to.

Have you gone to the eye doctor to check it out?? my husband had SEVERE pain in one of his eyes and it turned out the pressure in his eyeball was increased and in his case (the pain was so severe he was seeing spots and had decreased vision in his eye) the pressure was so high that if he had waited he could have lost his vision. he had to take some special eye drops to bring the pressure down.

good luck!

I would get this checked out ASAP to be on the safe side. If you find out it's migraines (and nothing more serious) you might consider wearing a Baltic amber necklace to help reduce the severity & frequency of your migraines. It sounds weird but Baltic amber contains high levels of succinic acid and as your skin warms the resin (amber is a resin & not a stone) it releases these oils into your skin which are a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory. I wear my necklace when I get a headache and it helps quite a bit and I have heard from many people who have migraines that they definitely see a reduction in their pain and how often they get one. You can learn more about how Baltic amber works at www.hazelaid.com/C_About_Baltic_Amber.html
I hope you find out it's nothing serious...Good luck!

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