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Full Question: I have been getting a sharp pain on the right side of my temple... it is short and quick but it comes and goes. Sometimes it does not happen for a long period of time and then it comes back again. Do you have any idea what this could be and should I have it checked out? Thank you, Shirley. Answer: Dear Shirley; There are any number of things this could be. Some of them are harmless, some require medical care. Yes, you need to see your doctor and get it checked out. We can't diagnose via the Internet. That can only be done by a physician who can review your medical records and symptoms and conduct a proper examination. One possibility to discuss with your doctor is ice pick headaches. You can read more in Ice Pick Headaches - the Basics . Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listing of patient recommended specialists . Another good source of informa...
I'm in fairly good health but for the past 30 years I have been experiencing a sharp pain in the front left side of my head, its not a headache. It comes and goes sometimes I wont have it for maybe 5 years then it comes and goes today and a few months ago, please help me on this, I'm a 53 year old female. Anabela.
Get thee to a doctor!
Seriously, what you're describing could be ice pick headaches. You can find more info on them in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics . Also, please see Seeking Migraine and Headache Diagnoses and Medical Advice .
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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Full Question: I have migraines on the left side only, they started 7 months ago and it is 7 days a week, 24 hours and the pain never goes away. None of the medications work and have had ct scans of the brain and sinus which showed nothing. I am on the blood pressure medication Toprol 25 mgs per day, which was changed from Norvasc. My primary care physician is no help now and I don't know what to do or who to see. Even tried alternative, but did not help either. After 7 months, I am worn down from the pain and need help. Answer: Hello; It's a shame you weren't referred you to an excellent neurologist or a headache / Migraine specialist months ago. When the pain of a Migraine continues more than 72 hours with less than a four-hour pain-free period while awake, it is classified by the International Headache Society as Status Migrainous and should be treated as an emergency. You need to call your physician tomorrow. If she doesn’t know how to break this cycle ...
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