Eye/Eyebrow discomfort

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Hello all,

For the last 2 months I have been dealing with eye irritation/discomfort in both eye areas but more recently just the right eye. The reason I am posting in this category is because I have been to 3 ophthalmologists without much to show for it other than being diagnosed for dry eye in my right eye, vision is good and nothing to be found.

The discomfort can best be described as a constant ache/pressure feeling behind the eye and over the eyebrow area. I thought for sure there was something wrong with my eyes as my issues were very clearly coming from my eye based on what I was feeling, but the ophthalmologists have found nothing so I dont know what to think.

Right now I am starting to thibk it could be sinus related or possible a strained muscle near the eyebrow due to me dealing with the eye issues. I will say that I have hardly any congestion or running nose, there is a slight weird pressure in both ears but I cant be certain. I have been put on an antibiotic and decongestant just to see if we can rule out sinus issues, its been a few days and I dont really notice a difference. I'm running out of ideas on what could be causing this so any help would be appreciated.

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    i know what hour going through . msg me if you like

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    Hello.

    I don't usually post anywhere ever but my symptoms have led me to seek answers on the internet/ this site. I have a very similar presentation to you which is why I'm responding but sinusitis now diagnosed. Both eyes dry seemingly as a result. Eye pain behind right eye. Pressure and tinnitus right ear. Did the antibiotic and decon in Nov 2020. ENT and opthalmology refs now completed by GP. Never had a history of this before. Seen by optometrists etc and vision ok. Willing to swap notes and ideas...

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      thanks for your response,

      How has the meds helped? Did you have any stuffyness, running nose, or mucous with your sinusitis? I have been relatively dry this whole time, we are more or less just trying to rule that out. I can hear blood flow and jaw movement in my left ear but I'm fairly certain I've had that for awhile now. Just recently over the last day or so I've noticed a feeling of fullness/pressure/numbness around my lower jawline near my ears, im not sure if that's just a side effect of the meds tho.

      Overall my eyes feel a bit wonky and irritated but nowhere near as bad as a month ago. my biggest complaint now is a hard to describe pain around my right eyebrow that feels like a headache. I'm scared the meds won't help and I'll have to get a head scan or see other specialists to find answers.

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      sorry late reply, logged out and no notification of response. 2 courses of different anti b didn't help. Likewise decon (which will dry out further and I stopped these!). Sinuses dry / inflammed. Some stuffyness then seems clear. On a steroid nasal spray, some benefit. Using an eye gel 6x day for dry eyes, helps. GP says sinusus caused eye pain - look up pics of sinus location - we have them behind our eyes, for me its behind eye and above/ around... and yes, like a throbbing tender headache. GP also told me sinus issue causing probs with tear production. I have ENT appt next wk and about to book a private Opthalmology appt. I'm also using a humidifier at night as nose makes 'popping' noise. Bit bonkers really... Is your jaw pressure tension/ anxiety?

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      no worries! I just finished my course of antibiotics and decongestant with not much help at all. No stuffy nose or much congestion. Consistently over the last few days when I lay down for bed I will get a constant throbbing and pressure between eyebrows, as if someone were pinching the area. I am back on some left over anxiety medication that I have and have felt somewhat better over the last few days, im sure anxiety plays a big role in making this worse. Overall my eyes still get irritated with what I assume to be dryness, even tho I don't get the burning, itching, or gritty feeling that everyone talks about. I try to use drops when I feel off but it doesn't seem to help much, it's hard for me to tell if its just and eye/headache or actually dry eyes. I do have some ghost images now that go away once I blink, I assume this is because of dry eyes. I plan on going back to the ophthalmologist specifically to address dry eyes and what to do about it. I had a CT scan of the my head and sinuses yesterday so I will update with their findings once I get the results! If no luck my next stop will probably be neuro to see if I'm getting some kind of migraine or headache that causes these eye symptoms

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    Hi,

    I came across your thread, im sorry this is a long message, it is from a thread i just posted, i sort of feel whst you are saying. I wonder if you habe the same symptoms as me.

    Ever since I was a kid I have had some sort of twitches around my eye and eyebrows however over the last year or maybe a bit longer I have had a constant strong pressure/ pain feeling over my right eyebrow and the only time I feel at ease or comfortable is if I hold my head or squeeze onto the area. It is majority of the time over the right eyebrow however sometimes I feel pressure across the forehead and left eyebrow aswell. It has affected my daily lifestyle massively. When I eat I have to hold my head or eyebrow otherwise the pressure gets really really bad and I can’t do anything but feel the need to just isolate myself. If I’m sitting in a room with people and we are talking I constantly need to hold my head or eyebrow, when I drive it’s the same, when I am trying to speak to someone or focus in class it is the same. I had an eye test last year which was fine and my vision is completely normal. I’m in need of speaking to a doctor but with COVID it is so hard to get appointments. I’m stuck and I wonder if anyone has had the same symptoms as me. When I wash my face with warm water I feel slightly at ease but after that it’s the same where I feel I have to just hold my head or eyebrow to be okay. It’s psychologically draining.

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      well in my case, ive recently found that my right eye lid is slightly lower than the left so I thibk I've been unknowingly trying to raise the eyelid higher with the various facial muscles around the eye and eyebrow. I started to pay attention to what my face and eyebrows were doing and realized most of the time they were tense and being raised. Some of my pain had gone away after relaxing my face some, although I'm still trying to get to the bottom of some of the symptoms.

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    Hi, You definitely have a sinus infection but best getting it checked out in the one percent chance it is something more serious. The sore ears and pressure especially when you lie down is the giveaway. Ask your doctor for another course of antibiotics and if this doesn't work maybe ask for a different type.

    Too many courses of antibiotics on a run aren't great but you really do want rid of the infection otherwise it might never go away. I had a chronic sinus infection like yours for twenty years. Finally I had to buy an natural antibiotic nasal spray that had cumin and manuka oil in it and it cured me but that was my last resort. I suggets the antibiotics from the doctor first and foremost. Good luck!

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    I have it too. for almost a month now, I've had pressure and pain around my eye and my eye brow. I believe it is sinus related although I have no runny nose. I do have post nasal drip from the same side. The pain comes and goes. sometimes I'm fine for a day or two, then it comes back. It's been quite cold here and the house is kept very warm and dry. I think that adds to it.

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