Why do my eyeballs hurt so much?

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   Posted 3/10/2009 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I hate these kind of headaches.  It is still hurting pretty bad and it has wrapped around my head. I woke up and started getting ready for work and then the nausea takes over. shakehead   Yesterday I started to notice they were hurting some, not bad, until the middle of the night when I got up to use the potty.  I started using the BR in the middle of the night again too.  I haven't done that in quite awhile. confused
Anyways, why is it that our eyeballs hurt so?  I usually can tell the difference between a sinus headache and these tension headaches.  I just feel like taking them out for the day, but I guess I couldn't do my work.  I don't think my boss would groove on it to much, I might be too sightly for the rest of my co-workers. yeah Hey, I gotta cane, I can find my way around..LOL! shocked smilewinkgrin
Hope your having a low pain day! :-)
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   Posted 3/10/2009 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I have no adice because I get the same pains in my eyeballs. I have no idea why.

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   Posted 3/11/2009 1:23 AM (GMT -7)   
My opthamologist told me that fibro often leads to chronic dry eyes and this initiates some of the pain. He also said that the muscles around the eyes get sore, just like our arms, legs and back muscles do. He told me to use warm compresses on my eyes during commercials when I watch TV in the evening. He also told me to purchase some inexpensive "Nasal Saline" drops and use them to wash my eyes in the morning, at night and whenever I feel that they are dry. Same saline solution as the fancy eye drops, but very cheap!

I lay on my back and with my eyes closed pour several drops into the inside corner of each eye, then blink several times. The saline solution washes across my eyeballs and rinses out the night's 'sand'. Helps a lot with the pain. I do not use 'anti-red eyes' drops because he told me that they can actually irritate the eyes. Better to just use saline... so I do.

Hope this helps.
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   Posted 3/11/2009 6:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Hiya Lori,
I have chronic dry eye too... and Karen gave some good advice.  I use drops too.  It has helped.  But I know the eyeball headachy thingo you're talking about and it is painful.  The warm compress idea, is a good one!!
Hope it feels better today.  My dog has offered to be your seeing eye dog, but expect to be dragged everwhere you don't want to go, since that's how he likes to walk when he's on a leash.
Take care and I hope you feel better,
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   Posted 3/11/2009 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Jeannie for that info. I have had tender to the touch eyeballs for many years but never asked why. When my headaches are bad there is no part of my head spared not even my eyes.
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