Pain in the neck up and around to eye...

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Dieann63
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   Posted 5/3/2009 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone have pain in the neck that goes up and around to your eye, causing pressure on your oxibital nerve. I get this at least twice a month that starts in my neck on one side and as it gets worse, it goes up the back of my head and around my ear and into my eye.. the pressure on my eye is off the wall.
So, if anyone has had this and knows a way to help it... I am all ears!
My pain has been off the wall the last few days and nothing is helping and my tail bone is killing me too
Im a mess rolleyes
Diane
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Acute Pancreatitis (From Birth Defects), Disc's Compressed in Neck and here and there all the way down & Herniated Disks, Osteo, Depression, (Wonder Why, IBS and Gerd. ((Im sure theres more but why bother, right!))
Current Med's: Methadone, Percocet, Baclofen, High Dose Vit D, Pancreacarb, Prylosec, Sennacot,
As Needed:Flexeral , Attarax , Tramadol, Lidoderm,Glycolax,
Theres more but who cares!!


vestabula
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   Posted 5/4/2009 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Diane...yes, I have had that kind of pain.  When it happens it is unbearable and I have a massage therapist friend of mine massage my neck and shoulders where she always finds tight, hard knots.  The whole time she is doing it, I feel it in my eye.  It helps emmensley.  Funny about referred pain...it's hard to figure out where it originates.  I would have never thought the pain in my eyeballs was coming from my shoulder muscles!
 
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Anne092
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   Posted 5/4/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I had that pain for the past 2 days. It starting to go away. It was very uncomfortable.

Anne

doodie
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   Posted 5/4/2009 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Funny you ask. Just in the past month I have been dealing with this. I have never experienced headaches like this before. Now that I think about it I have had pain in the back of my eyes but this was much bigger than just eyes. In the past I always thought it was just my eyes and I had to start wearing glasses. In the recent ones I couldn't handle sight, sound or smell.

.....
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   Posted 5/4/2009 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
This sounds like migraine to me. Pain on one side of the head. Sensitivity to light and sound... I get what my dr. called "tension migraine syndrome", which basically means the muscular tension in my upper back/shoulders travels up my neck and causes a migraine headache. In fact I've got that going on for the past few days. Silly me, I mopped the kitchen floor... oh about a week ago I guess. My back and neck have been in knots ever since, and i've had this slight migraine for a couple of days now.
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emiluke
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   Posted 5/4/2009 1:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I get the same headache as well! I usually get it when I've been overdoing it and it is quite unbearable. I try to work the knots out myself and apply heat to the area. Rest helps a lot too.

Big Hugs and hope you feel better soon!

Chris turn (couldn't resist this guy. Always makes me smile!)
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CT9A
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   Posted 5/5/2009 12:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been living with this type of headache for over 2 years now. It was actually one of my first symptoms. My eyes are so sensitive to light, I live in the basement now. I personally haven't found anything to make it go away, but massages help as do warm baths with sea salt.

Littleneck
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   Posted 5/5/2009 1:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had that pain only a few times in my life, when I get the worst of my worse migraines. I used to just suffer, which took days to get rid of it, until a few years ago. I was at my doctor for something unrelated, and mentioned I was getting a really bad one. He filled up a needle with lidocaine (or something like) and shot it into the nerve that runs from your neck up over the occipital ridge/bump, and around the top to the eye. I could feel the immediate blockage of pain as my scalp went cool from the neck up. It felt so good I started to cry because I had been feeling so awful. I haven't needed it in about 3 years and darned if I can remember if it was definitely lidocaine, but ask your doc about this treatment. Now, though I have a bunch of migraine triggers, and know what to avoid, I will take one or two Maxalt dissolving pills, and that nips it.

Hara
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   Posted 5/5/2009 4:52 AM (GMT -6)   

I had half a headache 1 time. I'm not trying to be funny here. It went from the back of my neck and around my left side of my face to my left eye. I thought it might one of my tension headaches but it was different. It went away after a while. But I'm starting to feel a tension headache coming on early this morning due to my son's issues at his school...gurrrrrr

Hara


lost in philly
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   Posted 5/5/2009 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Littleneck, It was Lidocaine. I just recently had the same injection and was going to suggest the same thing! It does sound like migraines Diane and I would ask your doctor to refer you to a headache specialist (that is where they can do the injections and also prescribe things to keep your pain more at bay). If you can get massage for the neck pain (ice might help too, it does me) and see a specialist for the headaches you should feel better soon.
The change in seasons with the up and down of the barometer makes my headaches worse.
Go get those appointments and tell them it is an emergency so you are seen asap. You will feel much better soon. That kind of pain cant go untreated.
lost in philly

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lost in philly
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   Posted 5/5/2009 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I forgot some accupressure points that I use, that might give you some little relief while you wait to see the doctor:
1. Place the bottom of the heal of your palm on the top of the bridge of your nose, press against your forehead (as if you are smacking your forehead) Streach your middle finger towards the top and middle of your head--thats the spot, push down a hard as you can take with one finger. (Sometimes I can feel the tension trickle down the sides of my head)
2. Press the inner corner of the eyes, right beside the nose. This is where the ophthalmic nerve passes through so you can sometimes calm it by gently pushing down. Also pinching the bridge of my nose there helps me.
3. Softly press the spot in between your eyebrows. They call this the YinYang Point and is good for headaches, insomnia, dizziness, and nasal problems. ("Reflexology: An Illustrated Guide" by Beryl Crane p64-91)
4. I also gently pull my hair to relieve the tension in my scalp--you might do this out of frustration! Lol

Hope some of this helps!
lost in philly

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Topamax, Morphine, Effexor, Abilify, Crestor, Resoril, Loestrin, Imitrex

B12, Magnesium, Melatonin, Omega3
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Hara
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   Posted 5/5/2009 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   

If I pulled my hair out I wouldn't have any, but from time to time like now, my acute stressers are in overdrive. And my mother has always wanted to know why I twist my hair or just run it through my fingers....hmmmmm

HARA


Dieann63
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   Posted 5/5/2009 11:34 PM (GMT -6)   
My pain center gave me the shot of lidocaine in my skull or neck.. well it was more in the back of my head and it hurt like HELL and did not do a thing. I actually left his office and was in shock from the shot and didnt know it. Anyway, it sounds like he did not do a good job as it hurt really bad and did not help the pain at all.
I have been suffering with this pain for many years now. It starts with a weird feeling at the base of my skull on my left side. Then I get what seems to be a bump or I guess swelling or a muscle that is a knot. and then ends up with a headache in my one eye. I am not sensitive to light or sound, just my eye feels like it could explode. Hate that.
I use a flax seedy type microwavable bag and that helps after a few hours of heating and reheating, but t hen sometimes nothing works.
I went to the iridologist today and got my eyes read... she saw a lot of imflamation and so I am going on a blood type diet and taking these new homeopathic things to try to help things.
I will let you know if anything exciting happens!!
Diane
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Acute Pancreatitis (From Birth Defects), Disc's Compressed in Neck and here and there all the way down & Herniated Disks, Osteo, Depression, (Wonder Why, IBS and Gerd. ((Im sure theres more but why bother, right!))
Current Med's: Methadone, Percocet, Baclofen, High Dose Vit D, Pancreacarb, Prylosec, Sennacot,
As Needed:Flexeral , Attarax , Tramadol, Lidoderm,Glycolax,
Theres more but who cares!!


lost in philly
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   Posted 5/6/2009 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Without beating a dead horse Diane, sounds like we have similiar neck/ head symptoms (minus disc problems) and treatment history.
However, when I got my shot at my pain clinic it wasnt the same as the nerve block that my neurologist gave me in his office. The shot at the pain clinic was supposed to be like a nerve block (dont recall what was in it) and it was about 4+ injections on either side of my spine, right below where your neck meets your back and he used an x-ray to guide him while he did it. It was the MOST HORRIBLE pain ever!!! He supposedly numbed the area first, but the needles felt like they were thick as drinking straws and he has to dig around to spread the nerve block...OMG I just tried to do deep breathing to get through it, but it took me a month to get over that trauma! So I KNOW what you mean. Never again!
Ironically, the multiple needle pokes that the neuro gave me in the base of my skull felt more like acupuncture needles and there was certainly no digging around! I bled a little during the 5 minute procedure (heads do that) and the next day that area felt a little bruised, but it solved my cycle of migraines long enough for me to calm the other muscles in my neck down. It wont cure it forever, but any help, even for a few months I think is worth it.
So long story short, I am starting to see that maybe the neurologists (like I have at a headache clinic or similiar) are more intuned to being gentle with us?? Pain clinics are good for alot of things, dont get me wrong I go to one myself...I am just feeling like: Pain Clinic= Big guns treatment first & Neurologist= Less invasive treatment (i.e.less painful).
lost in philly

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B12, Magnesium, Melatonin, Omega3
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RoseCrone
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   Posted 5/6/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   

I had a similar "headache" for the past two days, but instead of "landing" in my eye, it landed in my ear.  Left side.   Pain like an ear infection.  Have had these before and after going to doc and finding out there was no infection I realized it was referred pain from neck, shoulder and/or back muscles that are very tight or from a knot.  The past 2 days have been spent using heat, lidoderm (on the muscles, not the ear), and massaging the base of my skull on that side.  It is finally going away, not sure if that's because of everything I tried or just timing!

Now that it's going away, my right knee decided to go out.  If it isn't one thing it's something else (or multiple something else's)!

Rose

 


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