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Three days ago, I woke up with a very sharp pain in the lower right side of my head. I had migraines before so I know this is not a migraine. The pain is no longer that sharp but I can not seem to move my head and if I need to pick up something it really hurts. I have Tinnitus on the right ear, but I do not know if that has anything to do with it. I do not suffer of sinus. An odd thing is, that for a month now I had vertigo, but I stopped taking a diuretic and the vertigo stopped. I must say that I had vertigo for many years (very violent) but I stopped having it for over a year in a half. it just came back for over a month but went away. I would like to know if the vertigo has anything to do with it. I've been taking Tylenol for the pain but after a few hours I need it again. I've also been swimming for about a week now, could that be the cause? I know, I will see my doctor on Tuesday but I just wanted to know if any of the above mentioned had to do with it. I must sa...
I started getting headaches late 2009 sharp, shooting pain in the top of my head and numbness in my face that passed when the pain subsided. Now when I get these "headaches" the pain is localized to the back of my neck and head with ear pressure and pain behind my ears. There is also pain in my eye area and I am sensitive to light. Is this a type of migraine headache? JoAnn.
What you describe could be a type of Migraine, or it could be another headache disorder. You need to see your doctor for a diagnosis and any treatment that may be necessary. As much as we'd like to help and answer your question, the only person who can do that is a doctor who can review your and your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and conduct a complete examination. Nobody can diagnose via the Internet.
In preparing to speak with your doctor, it might help you to take a look at Anatomy of a Migraine to familiarize yourself w...
Full Question: I have small PFO and migraine with aura. Diagnosed by a neurologist. During my contrast bubble echo cardiogram study i developed a Migraine aura with micropsia, dysphasia and sudden sharp pain in the left side of my head, during the valsalva, and went on to have a full Migraine with my normal right sided headache, forty minutes after the aura. Was this sharp pain a TIA, or my migraine? Should I have a CT brain scan. Many thanks. Pat. Answer : Dear Pat; A not uncommon problem with Migraines is that they can present symptoms that are quite difficult to distinguish from the symptoms of TIA or stroke. There are multiple possibilities here -- the test could have triggered a Migraine; something else could have triggered a Migraine; you could have experienced both TIA and Migraine. Without examining you, it's impossible to hazard an opinion. Please discuss this with your physician at the earlies possible opportunity. He may order at CT scan or MRI to be certain. Good lu...
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