• joselyn tinambacan joselyn tinambacan
    August 07, 2011
    What causes headaches on the right side of the head?
    joselyn tinambacan joselyn tinambacan
    August 07, 2011

    I have a headache on the right side of my head, as well as soreness in my right eye. What could be causing this?

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  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    December 21, 2014
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    December 21, 2014

    This is a question that many people have, so I want to add to what Nancy said and provide some information that may help people know more to discuss with their doctors.

     

    There are many possible causes for right-sided headaches. Eye soreness too has multiple possibilities. One possibility is migraine. Migraine usually, but not often, affects one side of the head, and eye pain can be an accompanying symptom. You can find comprehensive information about the symptoms of migraine in Anatomy of a Migraine. Cluster headaches are another possibility. They're also unilateral (one-sided), and can include other symptoms that involve the eye on the side of the headache. For more on cluster headaches and their symptoms, take a look at Cluster Headache - The Basics.

     

    It's important that headaches be investigated and diagnosed, so seeing a doctor is important. As Nancy noted, if your doctor isn't able to help, seeing a migraine and headache specialist is the best thing to do. For help finding a specialist, see Migraine and Headache Specialist Listings.

     

    Teri

    • inkedkatlady
      December 21, 2014
      inkedkatlady
      December 21, 2014
      Greetings Teri! I've got right-sided migraines. My newest thing is melts-face or paralysis on the right side of my face and severe pain in my jaw. I'm seeing a neurologist and a pain management doc. Nothing. It all seems to be getting worse. Lyrics, Topiramate and Fioricet are my latest meds. Three ER trips, given Geodon. (?) nothing's breaking the beast. Worried about work on top of it all. READ MORE
    • inkedkatlady
      December 21, 2014
      inkedkatlady
      December 21, 2014
      Do you mind to send me any information you come across on this or point me in the right direction. Thank you. READ MORE
  • Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    August 09, 2011
    Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    August 09, 2011

    Hi joselyn,

     

    I'd love to be able to give you a firm answer, but the only person who can do that is a doctor who can review you and your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and conduct a complete examination. There are over 100 headache disorders that could be causing your problems.

     

    If your doctor isn't able to help you, it may well be time to consult a migraine and headache specialist. It's important to note that neurologists aren't necessarily migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.

     

    I know you're going through a rough time. If you'd like some additional support, come join our discussion forum. You'll need to register again once there because it's a separate membership database, but you can use the same member name, email address, and password that you used here. You can find our forum at http://forums.healthcentral.com/discussion/migraine/forums.

     

    Good luck

    Nancy

     


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