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Dull pain above right eyebrow everyday-driving me mad

  • By hannic16


    i have a dull pain on the right side of my head just above my eyebrow, it drives me insane i wouldnt say its super painful i just know that it is there and its 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.


  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    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;

    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,

  • By lizard123

    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.

  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    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,

  • By Peggy Artman Moderator

    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.