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Early today, Fri, 9/10/10, I got this sharp shooting pain on the left side of my temple. I took 2 Magnesium capsules and later realized it was gone. Later in the afternoon it came back - it would last only seconds. I went to bed and at 2:00 AM I awoke to go to the bathroom and the pain was still there. I took another Magnesium which hasn't helped. I went online to research headaches and found interesting stuff about ice pick headaches which is what this seems to be only now at 3:00AM when I move my head I feel the pain - it seems to be there all the time now and there is a heaviness on that side of my head. Back in December 2009 I went to an ophthalmologist as I was getting strange zigzag blurry spots in my eyes and was told it was migraines in the eye. I had read Magnesium was excellent for migraines and took 2 - within 30 minutes my eyes cleared up. It's happened 5 more times since then and every time I take the Magnesium it's gone within 20-25 minutes. Right now i...
Alternative Names Ophthalmalgia; Pain - eye References Wright JL, Wightman JM. Red and painful eye. In: Marx JA, ed. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice . 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 32. Rubenstein JB, Virasch V. Conjunctivitis: infectious and noninfectious. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology . 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 4.6. Rubenstein JB, Virasch V. Allergic conjunctivitis. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology . 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier; 2008:chap 4.7.
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