I just started having sharp stabbing pains of the left side of my head just above the left ear. It feels like someone is stabbing with a sharp object and is very painful. It doesn't last too long. Sometimes I get them one after the other and sometimes it goes away and them comes back, but right after this happens I get tingling all over my left check and then going down to the jaw are.
I've have this now going on 3 days. Today the jabbing is going to my forehead mainly on the left side. I'm very worried. Thanks, Rose.
This isn't a question that anyone can safely answer via the Internet. It needs to be addressed by a physician who can review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, and examine you in person.
What you describe could be ice pick headaches, but we cannot say if it is or not. You can find some information in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics .
I'm a 63-year-old athlete with COPD. I am also a lung cancer survivor and lost one half of my right lung to this disease. I am grateful to still be here since only 16 percent of those diagnosed with lung cancer survive.
I have always defined myself as an athlete. And despite obstructed breathing and a need for regular, daily medications, I still manage to climb, bike, hike and kayak regularly. Ironically, one of the things I love best was the cause of my diagnosis.
In 2008, while snowshoeing with my dog, Sophie, I slipped and fell onto a pile of sharp and jagged rocks. I was on a very steep portion of the Superior Hiking Trail in Northern Minnesota, which is quite isolated. I was knocked out and today I wonder if I might have frozen to death if Sophie hadn’t been there licking my face to wake me up. I had broken three ribs and had to hike back two miles to the lodge, leaning on Sophie the entire time.
I didn’t realize at the time how lucky that fa...
Difficulty breathing - first aid; Dyspnea - first aid; Shortness of breath - first aid
The following symptoms are often associated with difficulty breathing:
Bluish lips, fingers, and fingernails
Chest moving in an unusual way as the person breathes (may indicate an airway or chest injury)
Chest pain (could be a heart attack or injury; sharp chest pain could be pulmonary embolism or collapsed lung)
, or sleepiness
(if the person also has phlegm/sputum, this may be pneumonia; a barking cough in a child is croup)
Gurgling, wheezing , or whistling sounds
Using chest and neck muscles to breathe
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