Hey everyone, I was wondering, can headaches be linked to dry eyes? I ask because in addition to my dry eyes, I get two types of horrible headaches.
1. My temples are extremely tight and tense, as if I have a rubberband squeezing my temples. It's extremely hard for me to open my eyes w/ this headache because I feel like I'm pulling on a rubberband in my temples to open my eyes. This usually happens when my eyes feel the "menthol sensation" and rawness. I don't know if this has anything to do w/ eye strain, but I don't use the computer or read much these days. I am a high myope though.
2. I also get a headache in my forehead, where my forehead feels extremely heavy and it's difficult for me to open my eyes all the way. This usually accompanies tired feeling eyes.
As if dry eyes are bad enough, I gotta have these headaches! I've asked a couple eye docs. One doc said I should talk to my general practitioner, who just told me to use advil. Another eye doc says that my body is just telling me to close my eyes to protect them.
What do you all think it could be? Anyone experience this and know I could do? I would like to at least eliminate my headaches, if my dry eyes can't be cured. I'm in my early twenties and I can barely work, let alone start my career =(