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Dull pain above right eyebrow everyday-driving me mad

Hello,

I have a dull pain on the right side of my head just above my eyebrow, it drives me insane I wouldn't say it's super painful i just know that it is there, and it's so annoying and gets me really down.

I initially thought it was sinus so went to a speciailst who said they think its headaches.

Does anyone else have this?? It drives me mad and its so hard to explain to people as they dont really understand. If anyone has this what treatment have you used I just want it to go away or atleast not be everyday.

Thanks

  1. Hi hannic 16,

    Thank you for your question. Good to hear you checked in with your doctor. Did he give you any suggestions to help ease this pain?

    There is a big difference between migraine disease and headache. Getting an accurate diagnosis will help you learn about your particular type (s) of migraine and/or headache (its possible to have both!) and get the correct treatment. Let me share this article on doctors and diagnosis with you; https://migraine.com/migraine-diagnosis/.

    With the weather constantly changing where I live, I've noticed my sinuses are not happy! It's all together possible for sinus issues/congestion to trigger a migraine attack.

    Let me know what you think,
    Nancy

    1. Hi hannic16,

      Did you ever learn what was causing the pain above your eyebrow? I have a similar thing, but on the left side, and you're the first person I've found that might be describing the same thing as me.

      For me, the pain starts at the "bulb" of my left eyebrow, and sometimes the pain makes a straight line up to my hairline, and if it's bad it sort of radiates to the left side of my head. It comes on gradually and lasts 3-12 hours, more of a constant pressure, but not throbbing.

      I went to a Dr. and all he could say was "yup, that's a headache, but you seem OK neurologically, so you probably don't need a scan of any sort."

      This pain has been on/off for the last 2.5 months. Sometimes it is severe. Sometimes it is dull and just there.

      I also get migraines, with noise sensitivity. But so far as I can tell, these are two separate types of headaches.

      I can't find anyone else who gets this eyebrow pain. I don't want to waste my money or a doctor's time for them to just tell me "Yup, that's a headache. We don't understand headaches. Sorry." I'd love any information you or anyone else has found.

      1. Hi ,

        I've had this pain in my forehead almost constantly for 2 years now. I've tried SO MANY things. Currently I am doing Botox as well as Gabapentin as my preventatives, and Ubrogepant as my acute med. This is the least pain I've had in 2 years. I believe that the pain in my forehead is often what triggers my "standard" migraine attacks.

        I agree with what others are saying about finding a neurologist who is a headache specialist. That has helped me so much. My neurologist doesn't care as much about giving me exactly the "exact" diagnosis (my diagnosis is chronic migraine, which is true, but I think also my forehead is a nerve pain thing). She cares more about finding a treatment that works - and so many of the treatments help multiple diseases (for example, gabapentin helps migraine AND nerve pain, as well as other things like epilepsy). So that mindset has helped me a lot. Maybe I'll never know why I have this pain in my forehead, or what caused it to start, and I'm ok with that as long as I find a treatment that helps me be a healthy, functioning human. And right now, I am doing so much better!!

        Also, a headache specialist will know all the frustrating details of what insurance will/won't pay for, which is really helpful!

        The last thing I'll say is that when the nerve pain and migraines were most out of control, I had the most sinus type pain. And when my migraine attacks are most severe, it feels like there's an axe through my eye/forehead/temple. And finding a good "standard" migraine treatment calmed that all down for me so much, which was a great first step, but wasn't sufficient alone.

        I hope you find a really good doctor who listens to you, and will help you try out many different treatments to find the one (or the combo of several) that helps you be the best, most functioning person you can be!

      2. Hi @ lizard123,

        Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and being part of our community!!

        Wishing you a low pain day,
        Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Advocate/Moderator

    2. Hi lizard123,

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. From the symptoms you describe that certainly could be migraine attack pain. Migraine attack pain can be mild, moderate and/or severe, with many various symptoms. You may want to seek out the expertise of a doctor who is more knowledgeable in headache disease. The thing is episodic migraine attacks (14 or fewer attacks a month) can transform into chronic (15 or more attacks a month) if we're not careful.

      I hope this helps,
      Wishing you a low pain day,
      Nancy

      1. Hannic16,
        I have pain above an eyebrow too. The pain moves around my head such as back of my eye or forehead. It changes from the right to left.

        It took over 25 years for me to be diagnosed with migraine. Doctors always thought I had sinus problems and sent dismissed me.

        It looks like Nancy already gave you links to some good information.

        From my own experience, I wish I had pushed harder to find the right doctor much sooner, but I was tired of being dismissed. It was hard, but it was with it.

        Keep us posted and I hope your pain is low today.

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