• KellyB KellyB
    March 24, 2009
    Why does my eye hurt when I get a migraine?
    KellyB KellyB
    March 24, 2009

    Most of my migraines are on the right side of my head and my right eye always hurts during the migraine. I have been to the eye doctor and she didn't find anything. Is this normal? I haven't seen it listed in any of the symptoms, and it wasn't a symptom of mine until the last 5 years. I have been getting migraines since I was 9, and I am now 44.

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  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    March 28, 2009
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    March 28, 2009

    Kelly,

     

    The trigeminal nerve becomes inflamed during a Migraine, and one branch of it runs just above the eyes. For this reason, it's not uncommon for the eyes to hurt during a Migraine. Take a look at Pathways of Migraine to see a diagram of this.

     

    You can find this symptom along with other Migraine symptoms described in our article Anatomy of a Migraine.

     

    If you haven't already, be sure to mention this to your physician.

     

    Hope this helps,

    Teri


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  • Me
    Me
    March 25, 2009
    Me
    Me
    March 25, 2009

    Oh yes!!! My migraines ALWAYS end up in my right eye after starting off as a dull pain in my right neck. It is very painful and the day after the migraine my eye is sore and sort of weak. Hope this is helpful.

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