Went to eye Doctor to check my eyes. I was having left eye pain and severe left side headaches?He said my left eye has white blood cells floating around and that I have iritis inflammation. He told me its like a auto immune disorder were my eyeball is attacking itself. He gave me dilation drops and prednisolone drops to use for 2 weeks. He said the dilation drops will help with the pain i have all around the eye and headaches. It hasnt worked yet. I cant see at all since doing my treatment. I am praying that this helps the headaches. I asked him if iritis is causing my painful headaches and he said it could.Thank you for helping
First of all, nice to talk to you, and how are you? I haven't personally had this, but a friend did, and did have a few headache's. Her's was a great success, and I hope that you'res will be too. That must be so irritating right in you're eye, plus the headache on top of it. You poor thing. I do so hope you feel better real soon. Don't you just hate it when these things happen? You have a lot of love and support here though. And hopefully this will work, and you will feel better real soon hon. You take care, and write to me if you need to. Ruthie
Hi smoove,been awhile. Are these the same headaches from way back when? I'll look for anything i can find in the subject. but give these new drops some time to work. but the headaches heve not changed in months? wow,thats way too long. so sorry to hear your still in this pain,subzero58,pete
Hi smoovechic - It sure would be helpful to have your question posted as "conversational" rather than direct. We can only respond once. I have a thought though... When was the last time you had a full physical? And, have you ever consulted with a neurologist due to the severe headaches which I am wondering if they're migraines? Migraines can make your eyes feel sensitive to light, pressure, like your eyeballs are being squeezed out of your head and not all migraines make you feel like you are going to throw up. I get ocular migraines without all the other stuff, for instance. So, just some food for thought... maybe one has nothing to do with the other? Maybe the headaches are from your neck and possibly more like "head pain" then headaches. Just a thought because I don't know your medical history but I'm thinking you should be seeing a specialist by now...
I think as soon as you can find the $$ you need to get to a neurologist. Also you can call around & ask if they give you a cash discount due to you not having insurance.
I have severe chronic migraines & sometimes they are on all one side & they effect your eyesight & all the way to your jaw. If these eye drops do not work you need to get into a neurologist. I have had them so bad on my right side that I have broken blood vessels in my eye permanently. The longer you have migraines on that side without treating them the more damage you can do to your eye sight.
I hope you get some releif soon.
Hi I feel so bad for you, as I too have suffered and still suffering from the migraines. My headaches are always around my left temple and my left eye feels like it is being pushed forward, sometimes the pain is really bad and so out of control and I have no choice but to get treated at the hospital as an inpatient.This has been going on for a while now over a year when I suffered my very first Migraine, every month or so when I have the treatment it still doesn't last for very long. But i am still amazed that no one has helped me enough yet to keep me out of the hospital all these months later,I have now got a numb feeling going towards my jaw line just on the left side and tingles from time to time. The problem I have is I have a pacemaker and I can not have a MRI because of it, but if I could it might give the Dr's and me the answers we are so looking for.
If I was you I wouldn't be shy about going to the ER where I am sure they would have to see and treat you with or without insurance, and maybe you will get that one Dr who will do the test to find out why you are suffering the way you have been for so long. Take good care, Liz.
I had severe pain over my left eye along with headache. My doctor was afraid it was an autoimmune disorder called Giant Cell Temporal Lobe Arteritis. After bloodwork he said it wasn't the autoimmune disorder but Migraines. I had a script for one of the expensive migraine meds, but it was't until I had a series of Acupuncture treatments that the Migraines disappeared.
I was being treated under Worker's Comp at the time, for both the migraines and back pain. The acupuncture worked beautifully on the migraines, but did nothing for my back. I'd previously been seeing a neurologist who did nerve blocks and trigger point injections, but the acupuncture did away with the migraines completely.
I still have pain over my left eye occasionally, along with sensitive, burning eyes much of the time (along with many other issues!), but no more migraines. Maybe you could get a trial of acupuncture to see if it helps our headaches. I don't know what the cost is, but I don't think you need health insurance to get treatment.
Best of luck to you, and if there is any question that you have an autoimmune disorder you will want to see a Rheumatologist or Neurologist as soon as you get health insurance.
Keep us informed... Cleo
Smoovechic, you don't say if you had the headaches before your eye pain or if it only came with the headaches. If it came before the eye pain, then you have a separate problem with the headaches aside from your eyes.
But for you or anyone else, my neurologist who also has a PhD and does research, he told me that any kind of inflammation can make my migraines worse. This was after I had laser surgery on my face and I reported that my migraines had been a lot worse. He said the inflammation was likely the cause of my migraines being so bad.
So yes, your eye problems could be causing your headaches.
I was at work one day and my eyes decided that they did not want to stay open. they were hurting,sometimes I do have a headache, but not often. I immediately went to the eye foundation. When she looked into my eyes she immediately recommended that I go to my regular Dr. She also put in cortisone drops and a dilator drop. The cortisone drops are for the inflammation and the dilator drops help with the pain. Iritis is an auto immune disease indicator. I have been to two other eye doctors and did not reveal what the other doctors had found. They both confirmed the same condition. I keep both eye drops with me at all times because I do not know when it will strike. By the way I do have arthritis, which is an auto immune disease.
I have only just seen this question. I wonder how you are getting on. I too have iritis and have had it for many years. I see an Ophthalmologist, who is very good. You are right about the pain, it can be severe. The dilating drops help a lot, as do the steroid drops. Two or 3 years ago, my doctors told me that the latest thinking, was that uveitis, which covers iritis, was caused by a herpetic virus. They started me on Aciclovir twice a day, whuch they say I will have to take for the rest of my life. Certainly the pain has ceased and I only use the steroid eye drops twice a day now and no longer need the Cyclopentolate drops. But, this is a big but, you have to do this under medical supervision.
Iritis pain is One of the worst kinds of pain that I have ever dealt with~It causes severe pain and Yes also can give pretty bad headaches~~With the correct treatment Dilation drops and Prednisolone eye drops, it should start to subside after about a week and the good news is that it may never come back... Do you suffer from any form of Arthritis?
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