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Right sided eye/head pain

So really I just want to see if anyone can relate so I’m not feeling so alone. I’ve been having right sided eye pain along with the pain on the back-right side of my head. The pain on head is pretty localized but some days it spreads out. It feels so different than most of my migraines. I’ve had multiple scans and everything comes back fine. No medicine has helped at all and I’m currently waiting on neurologist appointment. If anyone can relate to what I’m describing please let me know. I feel like I’m losing my mind right now. Having a different type of pain I’m not use to is unnerving.

  1. I get hemiplegic migraines, with my muscles being effected all the time now. When recently having my yearly eye examination, they found muscles in my eyes are also now being effected requiring prisms to be put into the prescription. I've had migraines for 57 years now, and think I've had and seen it all.
    Please get your eyes fully checked, your eyes don't need to be out much at all to be a migraine trigger.
    All the best.

    1. , I am sorry to hear you are having such a hard time right now. It is unnerving when we have a new symptom, for sure. For me, eye pain on one side of my head has been a primary migraine symptom since the first day I had a migraine (for me, it is often (but not always) accompanied with light sensitivity. My pain overall is more towards the front of my head, but the eye area is distinct for me and definitely one sided. I hope this helps. Warmly, Melanie (team member)

      1. I am so sorry to see so many are suffering from these nasty migraines. I began suffering from migraines as a young girl. I am 53 years old now, I was diagnosed blind in my right eye when I was around 11, the doctors thought my migraines were caused from whatever caused my blindness in the right eye.
        I was seen by several specialist, no one could figure out the cause of blindness or migraines. I was told I would outgrow them. I did not outgrow them. They got a little better for awhile, but came back with a vengeance in my teens.
        They always begin on the left side of my head. I get extremely nauseous, sensitive to light and sound, my eye sockets feel bruised and tender. I have no energy, the pain is felt throughout my muscles in my neck.
        These headaches have deprived my of time away from family, friends and taken numerous days of my life away. When I am pain free, I refuse to waste one single moment.
        I have taking Topamax, Imitrex, Botox, Venaflaxin, nerve blocks, and tried numerous other techniques and medications. It seems the barometric pressure trigger mine, regardless what I take.
        Does anyone have hangovers after suffering a migraine? If so, does anything work to shorten them?
        Rhonda -Team Member

        1. , thanks so much for sharing your story with us. The migraine symptoms you experience sound really similar to what I experience too- nausea, light and sound sensitivity, one sided eye pain. They have definitely made life difficult. I do get migraine hangovers, but I don't have any wisdom to share about how to shorten them, unfortunately. Have your preventative medications helped to reduce the frequency or intensity of your attacks? I hope they have given you some relief. We appreciate your taking the time to comment. ~Melanie ( team member)

      2. My migraine headaches were almost exclusively right sided head pain with my right eye feeling like an ice pick was pushed through it. And that was for decades. Now that I’ve been on two CGRP meds, my head pain has let up but there’s more nausea, light and movement sensitivity and generalized head pain.. But I still instinctively lay on my right side with my ice pace in a tea towel for comfort. Since I’m having issues with insurance covering the newest med and its effectiveness is so-so, I may be back to my old pattern.

        1. Isn't this interesting? We have heard various reports of people who are experiencing changes to the way their migraine attacks are presenting upon the introduction of the CGRP therapies: Interesting that you lay on your right side still, even though that pattern has changed. If you choose to abandon this current med, will you try another? Warmly- Holly team.

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