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Forum Name: Headaches

Question: Cluster headaches/eye twitching

 anprdp - Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:01 am

30 year old female
Diabetic, colon polyps/possible FAP, asthma, Migraine and cluster headaches
Meds: Prozac, Actos/Metformin, Nexium, Imitrex
Surgeries: 13 surgeries total too many to list

Recently, my cluster headaches have increased in frequency and they last longer. The occur in my left side of my brain and start as sharp, horrendous stabbing ( enough for me to cry outloud) and then ease down to a tolerable throbbing then restart the same cycle again until the cease. I have also noticed that when these come on now it causes my left eyelid to twitch on and off for a day or two. Is this normal ? Should I have this evaluated? I don't really want to say anything as the fact lately doctors treat me as if I am crazy due to some dizziness and blackouts that have occured that no tests can prove exist for any good reason. Any advice is appreciated. And if they are not life threatening I can ignore them.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:05 am

User avatar Hi Anprdp,

Cluster headaches will commonly produce symptoms as you are describing. They are also known to cause some nerve findings in the eye, including eye twitching. They tend to be difficult to treat.

I would recommend you see a neurologist for a thorough evaluation and recommendations on a treatment plan.

Best wishes.


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