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...
Hi good day sir/mam, I've been experiencing this pain a while now. My jaw and head hurts but only On the left side. For instance if I bend down with my head facing downwards and raise back up it pains a lot for a minute or two then slightly easier to bear with. My mother suffers with high blood pressure but there isn't any other sicknesses that I know of in the family. So can you provide me with an explanation on why this is happening to me please, i'll be very thankful. Have a blessed day! Aaron.
Two things you said might indicate Migraine:
the pain being on one side and
the pain worsening when you bend down.
Take a look at Anatomy of a Migraine for more information on the possible phases of a Migraine attack and the potential symptoms.
That said, what you describe could be any number of issues. There's simply no way for anyone to explain why this is happening...
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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