Have had headaches all my life; probably migraines, cause that's what has been diagnosed the past 16 years. Am on Imitrex, but it makes me sick and I have to sleep it off. Amazingly, there may possibly be a connection between migraines and my eyes. I've been diagnosed with Pigmentary Disease which is a form of Glacoma, which can cause migraines. The doctors are just watching it for now.
I get a left sided headache (tension type) that comes on as the day grows. I never wake up with it. Mine started in Nov 2004. I did have various MRI's but they were abnormal. I show lesions similar to MS, but no DX because I have no other symptoms or findings. The neuro also tells me the type of headache I have sounds muscle related and lesions or demylelination don't cause headaches; at least not like mine. It's like my temple is attached to a string behind me and some jerk is pulling on it . When this happens, my left eye seems to get whacky. My eye looks ok from the outside looking in, but the inside looking out is just a tad strange. Like it's not working as hard as the right eye. If I don't have the eadache, I don't have the eye problem.
Do migraines typically feel deep? This feels like it is right under my skin an the muscles are sore to touch.
I was tested for temporal arteritis and do not have that.
My usual migraines don't feel deep either. I feel surface pain on the back of my head, left side, like a swollen nerve that I can massage, but not very hard or it just makes it worse. I also get the pain behind my left eye and intense throbbing in my left temple that eventually causes me to see my heartbeat around my eye.
On the days when my body decides to treat me to a really severe migraine, I do get deep pain. I have a big increase in the usual pain areas, plus it feels as though someone has put their fingers into my eye socket. The one above my eyeball comes first. As the migraine progresses the next finger goes into the socket near my temple. By the time the third finger gets inserted along side my nose, my eye and nose are watering and I'm in my dark room with ice under my head and on my face.
I've recently increased my Topamax dose again. I'm up to 150mg twice a day. I'm not sure how much more time I'm going to give this stuff before I decide it's just not going to work for me. But I'm still taking the MigreLief and I know that takes time. I'm sticking with it!