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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...
I am having a sharp pain in the left top side of my head. Its like a dime size spot. It sometimes runs a tingle up toward the front. My daughter said it could be mini strokes, is that possible? Pam.
Although it's more likely that these pains are something else, yes, they could be indicative of a TIA or some kind of stroke activity.
Unexplained head pain should always be investigated. Please see your doctor.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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