Asked by Jessie-Lynn
Left Temple Migraines With Litterally Blinding Pain.
My migraines are always in the left temple, and when they get bad enough, they affect my left eye as well to the point where I can't move the eye itself without cringing in unbelievable pain. The eye starts watering, twitching, and becomes very unfocused, almost as if the nerve itself is dying and the eye is just floating in my eye socket. It isn't my eyesight or my blood pressure; I have no heart problems, no drug abuse (street, prescription or otherwise), no sinus problems, etc. With all the lab work and tests that have been done, they have come up with everything under the sun as to why my headaches are so severely painful, not to mention the numerous remedies that they have suggested. Nothing works. And I do literally mean nothing. Excedrin Migraine helps to dull the pain but never completely takes it away, and at the end of the day I'm still suffering. This forum is my last shot at help. I don't know what else to do.
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What has your doctor said about this? Lab tests usually do come back "normal" for us Migraineurs. It's not unusual to have some eye pain issues with Migraine because tone branch of the trigeminal nerve runs above the eyes and another runs below them, and the trigeminal nerve become inflamed during a Migraine.
Excedrin Migraine helps some people with Migraine, but not everyone by any stretch of the imagination. Has your doctor never prescribed anything for you to take when you have a Migraine?
If your doctor isn't able to help, and it sounds like he isn't, 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.
The main thing here is to not panic or lose hope. It really sounds to me as if you have a doctor who may not know much about Migraines, and getting to another doctor should be a huge help.
Please keep us posted?