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
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I've had constant headaches for over 3 weeks now, it comes and goes but usually starts at the same time almost everyday in the evening. It stopped for about 3 days but today was the most severe sharp pain I've ever had. It was as if my right side of my brain was being stabbed or electrocuted and I had almost lost consciousness. Few hours later the pain came back even stronger then I felt my nerves throughout out certain parts of my body tingle in a painful way and ache. I was wondering if this is all just side effects from being stressed or if it's something more serious? Faith.
The bottom line here is that we simply cannot answer your question. Nobody can answer it via the Internet. There are many issues that could cause this type of headache - anything from ice pick headaches to an aneurysm or tumor. The only person who can answer your question is a doctor who can review your medical history and family medical history with you...
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