ok, I'm back to give you all some sort of update here....my son took two benedryl hours ago when that attack hit him, and within about 45 minutes, the horrible stabbing pain in the eyes were gone, the bad bad pressure in the head had greatly minimized. He was left with a feeling of complete weakness, shaky, not feeling good...his basic sight is good (believe it or not, he says that, under the "mesh" that seems to be covering his eyes, his actual sight is good, I tested him on this, and yeah, I mean he can read small print on mag.'s , the street sign across the street..!) so yeah, he even said to me "mom, I can see all the wrinkles on your face"..lol..THANKS! OK, but, he's lying down now, has been for hours. He says the head pressure seems to be somewhat returning, but not badly. There is a little pressure behind the eyes again. He DOES have an appetite, I had to go out and get him Chinese foood, he requested that. He hasn't eaten it yet, he said he feels to weak and exhausted. I guess that would be true after going through someting like that. He does intend to eat it however. He has no fever. He doesn't feel like vomiting. I DO have a question here however...ok, I was doing some research on a detached retina...now, yes, it SEEMS that some of these symptoms such as a "mesh" (they call it a curtain) in front of your eyes, and floaters are apparently the dominant symptoms because that's all they really list....yet, I know darn well that those symptoms can be a number of things. (they even say that)....PLUS, isn't it a little strange that a person would get that in BOTH EYES at the same time? I suppose that CAN happen, but it just seems strange that BOTH RETINAS would be trying to deatch AT THE SAME TIME in life.....I don't know. I've been sitting here doing lots of research, and it seems like it could be a few diff. things...and right now, we don't have the money or insurance to take him to a dr. and he doesn't have it either. So, we're doing the best we can. ALSO NOTE THIS, he is a highly sensitive person. He cannot deal well AT ALL with stress! He has a tendency to shove his feelings down inside him, and try to act "manly" on the surface, and just continue on. He has done that since he was little. Now he's 21, and to be honest, I think a lot of this is emotionally brought on, it has translated into his body is what I mean, and we all know that does that. My other son, who is very close to him, has said that to me from the beginning. Today, after he took the Benedryl, and the pain had subsided, I sat on the bed next to him, and we talked and talked,,,,and he cried and cried! He had so much hurt and pain stored inside him, just normal life stuff that you and I would be somewhat stressed out by, but not be overly affected...well, not him! No,even normal life stresses he can't handle, then he hates himself for being like this, and it gets worse. He's had two girlfriends in the past few months, both of whom he cared deeply for, and they both were flakes, and dropped him without a word...I know all of this is deeply deeply affecting him! He's alwasy been like this. It's just that NOW, I do think it's to much, and it's going into his body......like my other son has said from the beginning. Again, my grandmother, mother and myself have had sinus problems all our lives, and he started in with the same thing a few years ago. ALSO.....the "mesh" (floaters) have been ther for about 2 yrs. now, they weren't that bad to begin with, they've increased in number. He describes it as though you're watching a TV show and the reception is bad and you get that "snow" on the screen. HE ISN'T LIGHT SENSITIVE...in fact, the more light, the better, because then he doesn't see the "mesh". Like I said, this isn't so bad when he's at work either, mainly at home. So, ok, finally,....does this sound like a detached retina? really? ...or what?????????? I guess I"m panicking, but I can't help it.....adn thank you for all the responses!!! I'm thankful I have this place to come to!!!!!!!!