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I started getting headaches late 2009 sharp, shooting pain in the top of my head and numbness in my face that passed when the pain subsided. Now when I get these "headaches" the pain is localized to the back of my neck and head with ear pressure and pain behind my ears. There is also pain in my eye area and I am sensitive to light. Is this a type of migraine headache? JoAnn.
What you describe could be a type of Migraine, or it could be another headache disorder. You need to see your doctor for a diagnosis and any treatment that may be necessary. As much as we'd like to help and answer your question, the only person who can do that is a doctor who can review your and your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and conduct a complete examination. Nobody can diagnose via the Internet.
In preparing to speak with your doctor, it might help you to take a look at Anatomy of a Migraine to familiarize yourself w...
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