After smoking for so many years, why quit smoking now? After all, smoking helps you cope with pain, stress and anxiety. If you quit now, you might gain weight. If you quit now, your pain might actually get worse. Right? These excuses keep you happily chained to your habit. Do you need some good reasons to quit besides saving money and smelling better? If you quit now, you might actually feel better. But "might" is not a strong enough word because you want to know for sure that you will feel better than you do now. Let's see what the research says.
First of all, there is no reason to worry about your pain getting worse if you quit smoking now. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have proven that pain does not actually get worse once you quit . But that same research did not prove that discontinuing the tobacco habit improves pain either. So that's not compelling enough information to motivate you to quit. Let's take a look at some more research.
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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 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...
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