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Throbbing Pain Behind Eyes!

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  • Posted By: ebizz05
  • March 20, 2010
  • 11:00 AM

For the past week and a half I've experienced a dull throbbing pain behind my eyes. I'll get a really good night sleep and wake up the next morning--it's still there. It's a weird sensation--almost out of body. Can a migraine last a full week and a half, 24'7? I'm not dehydrated--I drink plenty of fluids. It makes me so nauseous that I vomited a few days ago. This feeling won't go away!

What should I do? I'm on student health insurance and have already visited the doctor on campus. Should I get a second opinion elsewhere? I'm nervous because I have had some slight head trauma before, but that was FIVE years ago. Is a brain aneurysm possible?

I realize I'm getting paranoid, but I just hope it isn't something my body is trying to tell me is wrong. What if it's serious?

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  • For the past week and a half I've experienced a dull throbbing pain behind my eyes. I'll get a really good night sleep and wake up the next morning--it's still there. It's a weird sensation--almost out of body. Can a migraine last a full week and a half, 24'7? I'm not dehydrated--I drink plenty of fluids. It makes me so nauseous that I vomited a few days ago. This feeling won't go away!What should I do? I'm on student health insurance and have already visited the doctor on campus. Should I get a second opinion elsewhere? I'm nervous because I have had some slight head trauma before, but that was FIVE years ago. Is a brain aneurysm possible?I realize I'm getting paranoid, but I just hope it isn't something my body is trying to tell me is wrong. What if it's serious???
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  • I should also mention some numbness I experienced just a few days ago. I was oil painting and my right hand went numb. Not the pins and needles feeling when a body part "falls asleep," no, this was like the same feeling like when you get a shot for cavities at the dentist. No feeling. It lasted about 15 minutes, then the next day I had numbness in my left hand. My neurologist (he's an idiot but the only one around for miles) told me it was because I hyperventilated. While this potentially makes medical sense, my breathing was perfectly normal. I was sitting both times.What could this be? Anyone have similar episodes with throbbing headache?
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  • I should also mention some numbness I experienced just a few days ago. I was oil painting and my right hand went numb. Not the pins and needles feeling when a body part "falls asleep," no, this was like the same feeling like when you get a shot for cavities at the dentist. No feeling. It lasted about 15 minutes, then the next day I had numbness in my left hand. My neurologist (he's an idiot but the only one around for miles) told me it was because I hyperventilated. While this potentially makes medical sense, my breathing was perfectly normal. I was sitting both times.What could this be? Anyone have similar episodes with throbbing headache?hi there,try this. look up the muscles "SCM - Sternocleidomastoid muscle"its basically the neck muscles that give it a "V" shape.try gentle massage and then slow increase pressure if you can take it.the refered pain pattern of this muscle is a headache behind the eyeball. if the neck muscles are very tight, they can also be pushing down on the nerves that lead into your arms, this is called the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome"next time any of these things happen, try rubbing and pinching(with pads of fingers, to massage, not hurt) your neck muscles and see if this helps.i'm glad you went to see a doctor. if it's not a muscular issue, it could well be more serious than that, eg cancer in the brain. but your doctor would have picked up on that.... rite?
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