Sudden Severe Pain on Right Side of head and eye.

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  1. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I ordinarily wouldn't seek this kind of help on an online forum, but it's a last minute issue and I'm concerned what anyone thinks.

    If the the problem persists much longer I will consult my medical doctor, but 3 days ago at night I suddenly got a sever pain in the lower back right of my head and an accompanying pain in either the front right of my head or right eye (that area, it's hard to to tell exactly where). Anyway, I ignored it then. The next day it happened twice in the eventing. This morning I woke up and my right eye is sore if I look too far to the left or right and I had one pain at 1:50pm.

    They only last for a few seconds and my head isn't sore to the touch, but I'm concerned. I've been looking in Harvard's medical journals and the closest thing I could find was a "cluster" headache, but I didn't have most of the symptoms such as a droopy or watery eye (though occasional twitching) and they didn't last 30+ minutes.

    I'm upset because I have two interviews and exams/projects this and next week. I don't have the time for this. Does anyone here have any ideas? I'm not seeking for medical advice, I just wonder if anyone has experienced this so I have an idea when I make an appointment.

    Additional Note: I'm 21.
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Personally, I wouldn't wait any longer to see your doctor. You have already waited 3 days which is too long. I would have called after it happened a second time.
     
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    Go see a medical professional. Ignore all other advice you get on the Internet.
     
  4. AppleP59 macrumors 6502

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    What would your mother tell you to do..?
     
  5. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    I suppose you're right. :(

    What sucks is that my doctor usually won't see patients for 3/4 days because he's "booked."
     
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    Thanks. I am, but iwasmt seeking any medical advice I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas so I'd know more about it when I go in.

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    Thank you for that. Most interesting was its similarities to cluster headaches in stimuli.
     
  8. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    This could be literally anything. Last year I went to the doctor for sharp pains that came and went throughout various places in the back of my head. He prescribed me pain medication in the meantime and had me go get a MRI and follow up with a neurologist.
     
  9. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    That's what I'm planning on. I'd rather be safe than sorry.
     
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    I get similar pains on the left side of my head/eye, however, not as frequently as you. For me they're migraines and an Advil usually sorts me out.
     
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    EMT advice. Go see doctor. Worse thing you can do is try and self diagnose. Tell the doctor the symptoms and allow them to diagnose.
     
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    Get thee to a physician anon. Don't mess about. Hope it goes OK....
     
  13. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    FYI, I called her and she said it's all my "electronics" and to take an ibuprofen. Because it's expensive to get a scan. :rolleyes:
     
  14. AppleP59 macrumors 6502

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    Please report back at some point OP
    Put our minds at ease
     
  15. yg17 macrumors G5

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    FWIW, a friend of mine at work had similar symptoms and went to an urgent care clinic who found he had a blood pressure in the 200s, they promptly called an ambulance and he was admitted to the hospital.


    Most doctors block off time for last minute emergency calls so you might be able to get in today or tomorrow if it's serious.

    If not, go to the ER. If it's high BP, that is not something to mess around with. It's dangerous. Like, you could possibly have a stroke dangerous.
     
  16. AppleP59 macrumors 6502

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    Haha.
    Thanks mum.
     
  17. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Honestly, I've suffered from migraines for years. If it happens one more time I'll make an appointment, but I haven't had it since 1:50 and it usually happens at night. If I have one more issue I will.

    I feel like it's muscles.
     
  18. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    Hi everyone, I just wanted to say thank you all for your replies and concerns. Like I said, I only posted here because I was afraid and didn't have anyone else at the time and I was astounded at the level of support I got. Sincerely, thank you.

    On a good note, I haven't had any more pain. Should the problem arise again I won't hesitate to have it checked, but for now I seem fine. Thanks again.


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    I also wanted to mention that, for some reason, these two remarks really stuck out to me. Not trying to be sappy, but they made my day. :eek:

    Thanks for caring.
     
  19. Kurwenal, Oct 8, 2014
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    Good advice:

     
  20. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    You should have a doctor check to see if you have any sinus problems.
     
  21. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    I already have that established problem and occasional medical treatment for it. That's the only illness I've had.
     
  22. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Follow this advice. Anything that you feel "severe" should be checked. Better catch anything earlier than later.
     
  23. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Then that's a very possible suspect for what you're going through. Sinus problems are hard to get rid of for good and can get extreme. I would see the a doctor asap.
     

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