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4 weeks ago I was admitted to hospital with head pain. I sneezed and then I felt like I had been hit with a cricket bat, I fell to the floor and the awful pain lasted about 15 minutes. I had lots of tests, scans and a lumbar puncture and given the all clear to bleeds, tumours etc. I have had migraine before but nothing as bad as this pain. My consultant said I had a Primary Thunderclap Headache that I may have another and then I may not, to take another month of work and rest. If I have another thunderclap to go back to hospital to go through all the tests again to rule out the bleeds etc. I have had what I call Mini ones after a sneeze and the pain only lasts a minuet and I am left with a bad headache. I take paracetamol and sleep it off but I am fed up with this now. My question is how long do you think this will go on for and do you know any one who has anything similar? I have looked on the internet when my head is not too bad but could not find any information rega...
At the risk of sounding like some classic old western movie, if you have pain, then you know about the good, bad and ugly days. As soon as that sun rises, you could be facing a good day that rides into your life like one of the good guys on a white stead. Or you could be faced with a dirty rotten scoundrel of a day. Because your life is unscripted and unpredictable, you need some advice about how to get through your good, your bad and your ugly days.
Contrary to popular opinion, the good days should not be shot off in a torrent of chores and errands just to get things done. That boom of activity will leave you busted down on the trail later on. The boom or bust activity pattern is a difficult way to stay in control of pain. Instead, cherish and savor the good day with a sustainable pace. Do not try to accomplish everything at once. If you are able to pace yourself well enough, the next day might be another good day.
What if you are facing a bad day? The pain level is jus...
Hi, for the past 6 months I have been getting really bad shooting pains in my head and face. It always starts in my temple and ends up at the top of my head, it also feels like my face is very tight when this happens. Though they last only seconds, I am getting several a day! I have told my doctor but to no avail. Can you help please? Melanie.
What you're describing could be ice pick headaches, but they don't generally start in one place, then move to another, and they generally don't occur in the face. You can read more about them in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics .
You were quite right to see your doctor about these headaches. They need to be investigated and diagnosed. Unfortunately, not all doctors have the background to help. When your regular doctor can't help, it's best to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It’s important to note that neurologists aren’t necessarily Migraine and headache speci...
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