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bkioro Community Member July 02, 2007
  • hello. I had a migraine episode for the 2nd time in my life 8 days ago. I didnt think it was anything out of the ordinary until I notice a day later that the back of my head (occipital region) had a pulsating, throbbing sensation with NO pain whatsoever. I ignored it for a day or so but started getting concerned after it wouldnt stop. I went to the doctor and they gave me migraine meds which did nothing. They then proceeded to do a ct scan which produced negative results. After telling me everything is fine & sent me home w/ a prescription for a different meducation, I still have the same pulsating, throbbing feeling in the back of my head. Anyone have any idea on what this could be?? I'm starting to think that it's really not a "migraine without the pain" as the doctor told me and is something more serious....
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  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    Jul. 05, 2007
    Hello, and welcome to MyMigraineConnection.com!

    It is possible to have a Migraine without the headache. You can read more in Acephalgic or Silent Migraine – The Basics. Still, you don't mention any symptoms other than this sensation in the occipital region. You do need to take care if the "Migraine meds" they gave you are triptans or pain...
    RHMLucky777
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    Hello, and welcome to MyMigraineConnection.com!

    It is possible to have a Migraine without the headache. You can read more in Acephalgic or Silent Migraine – The Basics. Still, you don't mention any symptoms other than this sensation in the occipital region. You do need to take care if the "Migraine meds" they gave you are triptans or pain meds because, when used more than two or three days a week, they can cause medication overuse headaches, aka rebound. You can find more info on that in Medication Overuse Headache: When the Remedy Backfires.

    I can't remember anyone else talking about what you describe, but you can certainly try posting to our forum to see if anyone there has.

    In your position, I think I'd go for a second opinion. That's no reflection on you or your doctor. A second opinion is a perfectly reasonable option.

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  • Anonymous
    Stacy
    Jun. 02, 2008

    Hello, I am surprised you don't have pain with your occipital nerve pulsing.  I get migraines that generate from that nerve and have had the neurologist give me shots of cortisol to numb the pain, which does help but it's impractical to be running to the doctor for a shot in the head each time you have a headache.  Have you tried muscle relaxers or...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hello, I am surprised you don't have pain with your occipital nerve pulsing.  I get migraines that generate from that nerve and have had the neurologist give me shots of cortisol to numb the pain, which does help but it's impractical to be running to the doctor for a shot in the head each time you have a headache.  Have you tried muscle relaxers or massage therapy?