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I am 52, oxygen. asthema, and severe copd. I have started to have very sharp very painful stabbing pain on left side of my head temple area, almost above the ear. it stabs very quickly without warning. for a few seconds to a minute, then goes away for about 10 mintues and then it happens again. It started this morning. what can it be? Vonnie.
What you're describing could be ice pick headaches. You can find more information in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics . That said, nobody can confirm that via the Internet, so you really should see your doctor about these pains.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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FullQuestion: Sometimes I have a sharp pain on my temple. Sometimes, it happensseveral times in one day. Sometimes it does not happen for months. Do you knowwhat this is? Do I need to see my doctor? Thank you, Sarah. Answer: Dear Sarah; There are any number of things this could be. Some of themare harmless, some require medical care. Yes, you need to see your doctor andget it checked out. One possibility is ice pick headaches . We can't diagnosevia the Internet. That can only be done by a physician who can review yourmedical records and symptoms and conduct a proper examination. Please see yourdoctor. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listingof patient recommended specialists . About Ask the Clinician : Dr. Krusz is a recognized expert in thefields of headache and migraine treatment and pain treatment. Each week, he andLead Expert Teri Robert, team up to answer your questions about headaches andMi...
Early today, Fri, 9/10/10, I got this sharp shooting pain on the left side of my temple. I took 2 Magnesium capsules and later realized it was gone. Later in the afternoon it came back - it would last only seconds. I went to bed and at 2:00 AM I awoke to go to the bathroom and the pain was still there. I took another Magnesium which hasn't helped. I went online to research headaches and found interesting stuff about ice pick headaches which is what this seems to be only now at 3:00AM when I move my head I feel the pain - it seems to be there all the time now and there is a heaviness on that side of my head. Back in December 2009 I went to an ophthalmologist as I was getting strange zigzag blurry spots in my eyes and was told it was migraines in the eye. I had read Magnesium was excellent for migraines and took 2 - within 30 minutes my eyes cleared up. It's happened 5 more times since then and every time I take the Magnesium it's gone within 20-25 minutes. Right now i...
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