Posted 2/13/2005 10:52 AM (GMT -7)
Hi everyone. I am having some severe headache's over my left eye that I believe to be a Migraine.
I am wondering if anyone can shed some light on this for me. I have been thinking about this alot the past few days and here is what I have come up with.
I go through a period every 5 years that started when I was 15. I am now 30 so this is my 4th time going through this. The headaches tend to come twice per day every day and last about 1/2 hour to 45 min. as I take advil the second I feel it. The headache can only be described as if my left eye is being crushed in a vice. It results in a pain that is so intense I cannot do anything. I get very light sensitive in that eye and I tend to produce a lot of saliva and flem during the pain. The pain is definately throbbing in that the extreme pain lasts maybe 30 seconds to a min. and then dies off and comes back again in cycles until the advil kicks in. The odd thing is that the headaches are almost by the clock. I get them at 2:00 am and 3:30 PM every day and this has been the case every time I go through these periods.
The period tends to last about 2 weeks and they go away again for another 5 years. In between the 5 years I often get sinus headaches as I have pretty bad allergies and bad sinus' but nothing that can considered anything like the ones that come every 5 years.
Every time I go through these 2 week periods I see a doctor, however my doctor has never been the same for 2 periods as my medical coverage and moving has caused me to switch doctors. The first 2 times I got them my doctor basically attributed it to allergies and told me to take OTC pain killers to get rid of them. The last doctor I went to thought it was a sinus infection brought on by allergies or a cold. He wanted me to take antibiotics and felt that if they did not go away I should go for some testing including cat scans etc. Well, I took the antibiotics and in about 2 weeks they went away so I never went for more testing.
Well, now it is 5 years later and now that this is the 4th timein my life I am getting these I am starting to think this will be a permanent part of my life. I am planning on going to the doctor on Monday as the first one of these came back Friday night at 2:00 am and have been having them since.
I have been trying to do some research on this but figured if anyone had any suggestions or any ideas on what this is or similar experiences I would appreciate it. Sorry for the long post I just want to make sure I include everything.
Thanks for any help,