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Pressure in head and eyes, stressed, migraines, optic nerve inflammation. Suggest?

hello, for the past week i have had pressure in the front part of my head and behind my eyes, ive been under a lot of stress due to school work, ive had migraines since i was a little girl and inflamation in my optic nerves which seems to be better now, i havent experienced any migraines since november, could this be a migraine its a little hard for me to distinguish it from a regular headache because my migraines are usually like this and stronger and could this be due to stress?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM,

The character and site for headache that you have described does not seem to be due to migraine.
Migraine attacks and usually associated with nausea and an aura.
Moreover, migraine headaches are more generalized.

Pressure in the front part of the head and behind eyes especially on doing school work may be due to a refraction error.
When there is change in refractive power of the eye (low vision in common language), the muscles of the eye try to accommodate and thus cause dull pain.

So, visit an ophthalmologist for a refraction test.

I hope my answer is of help to you.
Kindly, post your feed back before closing the query on HCM.

Thanks and take care.
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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