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Severe headache, broken vessels in eye, and eye pain
I sometimes have a severe headache that begins with pain just above my eyebrow.  The headache is so severe that I have to lie down, and I always fall asleep. These headaches are only on one side of my head or the other - never both sides at the same time.  When I awake, the blood vessels in my eye are broken and it is very painful just to move my eye or touch my eye.  The pain and the redness subside after about a week. I have had five of these headaches over the last 18 months or so.  I had surgery to determine if I had temporal arteritis (on both temples), but the results were negative. None of my doctors can tell me the cause of these headaches. I am a 59 year old female with a history of hypothyroidism (am taking Synthroid), breast cancer, and hypoparathyroidism (am taking Hectorol). Can you help?  
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well just based on those symptoms, and having ruled out temporal arteritis, my 1st thought is 'cluster headaches' or migraines.  you need a workup for migraines if you have not already had one.
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