Eye Pain! Who can help me?
February 9, 2009 2:04 PM Subscribe
Who should I see about my 'behind the eye' pain?
posted by AzzaMcKazza to health & fitness (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Confession: I haven't taken good care of myself for the past few years due to a combination of stress, depression and drug use (smoking pot). As a result I have a few aches and pains that need assistance.
Basically: I have a constant weird tension/straining behind my right eye. It appeared during a very stressful/pot-filled year so I'm convinced (rightly or wrongly) that it has something to do with that. The reason for thinking this is that when I breathe in deep and strong I get tension in my throat/neck that then leads to tension in the spot behind my right eye. Sometimes it weeps. Sometimes the eye gets blurry after extended computer time.
I also grind my teeth predominately on the right hand side. Not sure if that effects it too.
I've stopped smoking as well. Finally.
There is a history of bad eye sight in my family. I've been to an optometrist and have been told my eyes are lazy but ok. I've got glasses that I use, but they don't ease the tension.
I've also started noticing a similar feeling on my left side behind my eyes and it's making me worried. I'm trying to put aside the fear that I've wrecked my head for life (which all of the GP's I've seen tell me is impossible) but this tension makes it hard to relax and focus on other things. I've started serious meditation but, as said before, deep breathing tends to aggravate the tension.
Who do I see about this?