Functional Neurological Disorder - FND Hope

EYEBALL PAIN

Hi everyone,

Hope you've all had a good Christmas. Does anyone suffer from eyeball pain? For me it's my right eye. It feels sore to touch, more so at the top of the eyeball heading towards the rear. The pain is more at the back of the eye and feels as though it's being stretched from back to front. Sometimes it feels like it's going to pop out my head. When it's bad it does affect my vision by making it blurred and occasionally doubled with added floaters. Any ideas?

Dave.

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Causes can be different.. You must be checked by opthalmologist and neurologist

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Could be a form of migraine, or occipital neuralgia, both of which cause eye pain. Speak to your GP. Migrai e can be treated with painkillers depending on severity, or other drugs as prophylactics. Neuralgia usually needs nerve block drugs as standard paonkillers don't help much.

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Hi

I have exactly the same in my left eye neurologist diagnosed it as silent migraines.

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I have a similar sensation in my left eye. It makes my actual eyeball sure to the touch. I've also had an increase in floaters and now have a permanent black squiggle right in the center of my field of vision, but only in the left eye. I'll be going to the eye doctor soon, as I believe it may be a detached retina. I know this can occur naturally with advanced age, but I am only 38, so I'm wondering if the FND has anything to do with it.

I also see light bouncing around a lot. Not like "seeing stars" when you get dizzy (although that does happen sometime). This is almost more like seeing static/snow when an old TV station went off the air. Sometimes I wonder if I'm somehow seeing the electrical activity in my brain! 😆 It happens mostly in bright lights or when I'm outside on a sunny day. It's odd, because I can focus my eyes on the "static" and it's actually out beyond the floaters...Like I'm actually looking at something in the sky instead of seeing the spots on the lenses of my own eye.

Not sure if any of that makes sense or not, but that's what I've noticed I see when the pressure behind my eye is making it hurt the way you described. It almost feels like my eyeball is swollen and on the verge of busting out if it's socket. I do have a history of migraines (since age 7) and started having ocular migraines when I was pregnant with my first child (25 yrs old).

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Thanks for the reply. Please let me know how you get on with the specialist. I'm due to see the ophthalmologist next week I think it is. Dave.

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Dave, after brain tumor surgery I complained about this extreme pain for years. Finally an eye doctor put a prism on my glasses. The relief was instant! Not sure if that would help you at all, but I certainly identified with all your symptoms! Have not had since!

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