Random small head pain/ eye pain/ mild ghosted vision.

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GhostfireXIII
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   Posted 10/7/2009 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello I am new to this forum
I have been having a rough few months lately.  I am 26 years old male average weight, bout 5'9.  My problem first began about 3 maybe 4 years ago.  I started getting this strange poke almost like a sting in the top right side of my head. It had only happend that one time so I thought nothing of it but over the years it began happening more. But, always in the same spot. The pain's were very transient, gone in flash much like the so called ice pick headache.  Well just this year in about mid-august the pain started going crazy. Every day for months somtimes 30 times a day i was gettting stung in my head what felt much like a needle. Naturally freaking out, I went see a neurologist, and had and MRI/MRA with and without contrast both of which came back normal. The pains now don't quite fit the ice pick head ache because somtimes the pains will last for hours or even a dull ache or pressure in the spot. I never had migraines growing up. Headaches were normal as they come now and then. I have tried a few meds that are supposed to help like indomethacin which actually the next day gave me a real pounding migraine. now on top of that the pain have been changing locations. On the left side on the right. Also i have been getting pain around my eyes,  by my brow inside my eyes like aching or just like a dull pain. Also i have developed what seems to be ghosted images in both my eyes. I dont feel I have somthing life threatening anymore, but what could cause all this? the match some pretty scary things but my exams from the ompthamologist and neurologist and radiologist says there are no abnormalities.  Has anyone experienced this? The doctors seem to know what they are talking about. But what am I to do? I been looking for answers and im running out of money being i have no insurance...any advice and support would be most helpfull...anxiety and stress are what im being told and treated for at the moment with clonzepam. Sorry for the long post. I don't know has anyone had success ridding similar chronice pain in the had problems. these are non organic pains according to multiple specialists...
 

GhostfireXIII
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   Posted 10/10/2009 10:16 PM (GMT -7)   
guess no success with anyone...

Annuk
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   Posted 10/11/2009 2:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ghostfire,

Sorry I am so late in replying to this, and Welcome to Healing Well. Has your Neuro said anything about this being SUNCT Syndrome? Do you have any other symptoms with these attacks such as watery eye, droopy eye or runny nose/blocked nose?

I know Indomethacin induced Migraine for you but did it help the sharp multiple pains? If you have not done so already, I would strongly urge you to find a Neurologist who is a Headache Specialist to help you get to the bottom of this! Please let me know how you get on!

take care

Ann
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GhostfireXIII
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   Posted 10/11/2009 10:54 PM (GMT -7)   
he has mentioned it but only when referring to the variety of primary headaches there are. He never made it seem like that would be my diagnosis. Other than that no i never notice tearing or a runny nose at the time of the pain. Just like random and transient eye pain in and around. and also this blurred like ghosted vision, that i only notice in low lighting or when looking at say an LED clock. I agree I think i may go to the hospitals headache clinic. my nose has been stuffed feeling and the MRI did reveal sinusitis. thank you for the reply. I hate having no 1 to talk to most of the time i feel like i am the only one going through this. I was only on the indomethacin for one dose and the migraine the next day was unbearable..i still felt them through it though. perhaps I wasn't on it long enough to break the cycle but recently they have been slowing down quite a bit on there own. but the blurry vision remains. I am wondering if it is the kolonopin I am tryingto get off it slowly to see if it goes away I am down to .5 mil twice a day now. thank you again Annuk. : )

Annuk
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   Posted 10/12/2009 4:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Be assured that you are not the only one going through this, sadly there are many like you! Another similar condition to SUNCT is Primary stabbing headache which gives short very sharp attacks and can affect the eyes - I have a friend who has it and her affected eye is somewhat blurred immediately after the attack!

Indomethacin has to be trialled for a few weeks before a definite decision can be made as to whether it really works or not! Although usually you see a distinctive difference in a day or so!

Hang in there and see that Headache Specialist and let me know how you get on!

take care

Ann
Co-Moderator of the Migraine/Headache Forum

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