Hello, this morning I woke up to a sharp stabbing pain on the right side of my head. I have never experienced anything like it before and it happens every few minutes, sometimes constantly. I have been bedridden all day due to the fact that these quick pains sometimes make me stop what I am doing. They last around 5 seconds. I am 14 years old and not sure what this could be. sincerely, Vivian.
It's possible that these pains you're having are ice pick headaches. You can read more about them in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics .
Please tell your parents about these headaches and ask them to take you to the doctor. Unexplained headaches should always be checked out. Nobody can tell you through the Internet what's causing them. The only person who can do that is a doctor, after he or she examines you in person.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
To review other questions from our Ask the Clinician ...
I have Intermittent sharp pain on left side of my head. The pain is left side, near back of head. It started 6 days ago, I have tried several over counter meds. Excedrin Migraine, to BC Powders. Nothing has worked.
I have made appointment with my Doctor, next week. What do you think this pain could be. I have never suffered with Migraine Head aches before. Thank You, Joann.
The pain you describe could be any number of things. You don't mention how long the pain lasts. If it lasts just seconds, it could be ice pick headaches, but only your own doctor will be able to confirm a diagnosis. You can find some information on ice pick headaches in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics .
Are you having any other symptoms? If not, these are unlikely to be Migraines because Migraines have other symptoms in addition to head pain. See Anatomy of a Migraine for more infor...
My problem is I have a sharp left back headache until now for almost 2 weeks. My first checked up was, they gave me Amoxcicillin 500mg antibiotic and Diclofenac 50mg. After 5 days I went again for a doctor .I said that the effect is nothing on me. After I drink the medicine it will be gone then after 10hours it will come again, because its 3x a day to drink. Then the Doctor change my medicine. Now he gave me MYLAN-CLARITHROMYCIN 500mg for twice a day. On the First day I drink the medicine and the side effect is diarrhea. I expected that already because the doctor told me the effect. Now its my 2nd day when i woke up I felt again the sharpness on the left back head ache. About an hour then it will be gone. I hope you can help me on this matter. I'm so bothered on it. This is the first time ive experienced. And if there are things to avoid in eating or anything I hope you can answer my question. Looking forward on it. Thank you very much! More power! Roland. &...
You should knowAnswers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.