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headaches everyday behind left eye

Hello,
I've been having pain or headaches on a daily bases on my left side of my head, but mostly behind my left eye. I have been to the eye doctors and they said I have 24/24 vision. My headaches behind my left eye also gets red or bloodshot. If I push on my temple on my left side it helps some. I have a history of being bounced off my head from bull riding. But thats been 16 years ago, I'm 38 right now. Well thats the best I can do for info.
Thanks for your help.
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Dear Lelandeddie,

You should see an eyeMD to assist you in finding out the reason for your headaches but I am enclosing a few causes below.  They can be associated with eyestrain caused by spasm of the muscles involved with the ability to focus up close.  This usually occurs between the ages of 38 and 48 and occurs due to the loss of focusing ability of the eye, known as presbyopia.  Temporal arteritis is an autoimmune condition which causes tenderness of arteries, especially the one in front of the ear and up the scalp.  It can be associated with headache, ache in the temples, pain when chewing, weight loss, fatigue and joint pains.  Temporal arteritis usually occurs in older individuals.  Migraines are a type of headache which may be associated with neurologic changes including nausea, vomiting, numbness, jagged zigzag light.  These headaches usually last about 30 minutes.  Cluster headaches usually occur on one side of the head around the eye and may last for up to two hours.  Sometiems, there can watering, redness, and a smaller pupil of the eye.  Sinus headaches is also a common cause of headaches and can be differentiated by worsening when one lowers the head as in bending.  

Dr. Feldman

Sandy T. Feldman, M.D., M.S.
ClearView Eye and Laser Medical Center
San Diego, California
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I feel your pain...literally! I would check for a sinus infection per Dr. Feldman's symptoms list. Hang in there, i will let you know if i hear anything on my behalf, maybe they are inter-related?
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I will go see an eyeMD! Thank you for your help, I will be in touch.
Have a great day!
Leland
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