Needle-like stabs all over my head after a migraine?

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    What causes needle-like stabs all over my head after a migraine? In some cases these have become worse over the course of the day and become a migraine. Is it the remnants of the same migraine that was never completely treated or is it a new migraine coming on? How can I distinguish the difference? Lortab does not help them. Amy.





    Dear Amy;


    I would not expect Lortab to help these symptoms. I can’t intelligently tell you what causes needle-like stabs, but many Migraineurs describe them. It sounds like the stabbing can precede a Migraine, which is also not unusual. My suggestion would be to seek out a Migraine and headache specialist and discuss this with them regarding treatment options. If you need help finding a specialist, there's a link below.

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Published On: September 26, 2009