So....I've been having terrible, daily one sided headaches on the left side. There is a stabbing pain in my temple, and my eye socket and also behind my eye with burning. I also have some pressure and fullness feeling in my ear and the base of my head by my neck. The neurologist concluded it is most likely migraines, caused by stressed. Eventhough I havent really felt stressed lately. He prescribed me with fioricet for now, said if that doesnt work we will try something like Imitrex. Has anyone taken fioricet and found it helped? Does this pain sound familiar to anyone? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm seeing an ear, nose and throat in a few weeks too...thinking this could also be TMJ? Much thanks....
This sounds uncannily like Clusterheadache to me!! However, can I ask you a few questions to help clarify this a bit? Do you get these headaches at the same time every day? How long do they last? Does your eye droop or become blood shot? Does your eye water or does your nose feel blocked on the pain side, or maybe your nose runs??
To clarify things a bit for you I work on a Clusterheadache Helpline, and although I am not a Doctor and cannot diagnose this I may be able to give you some information to help you to take to your Neuro!!
Firstly, painkillers do not work for this condition, only Imitrex injections and high flow 100% oxygen! There are also some preventatives around for you to discuss with your Neuro. Btw the Imitrex tablets do not work for Clusterheadache!!
Many Doctors mis-diagnose this condition and say they are an ENT problem or 'Rogue migraines' or 'some type of migraine that is stress related'!!!!!!!
The best way to be clear on this is to see a Neurologist who is a Headache Specialist!!
Hope this helps, take care
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