• tarun tarun
    January 03, 2014
    Sharp pain in head that comes and goes
    tarun tarun
    January 03, 2014

    I feel a very sharp pain in my head, like somebody hitting me in my head.  It starts from the lower back side of my head and then spreads all over the head; sometimes it happens every few days and sometimes it takes months to hit again.... it stays for 10 - 40 seconds and then everything becomes normal like nothing has happened.  What should I do now?

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  • Ellen Schnakenberg
    Health Guide
    January 04, 2014
    Ellen Schnakenberg
    Health Guide
    January 04, 2014

    Hello tarun,

     

    I'm so sorry you're experiencing this. As much as I'd love to be able to answer your question, the only person who can safely 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.

    A good conversation to have with your doctor might be Ice Pick Headaches. Here is some helpful information to get you started researching them:

    Ice pick headaches are stabbing, extremely intense headaches that can be absolutely terrifying. They generally only last between five and 30 seconds. However, they come out of nowhere, can strike anywhere on the head, literally feel as if an ice pick is being stuck into your head, then disappear before you can even figure out what's happening.

    Unexplained head pain always needs to be checked out. Statistically, it's unlikely to be anything dangerous, but we never want to be on the wrong end of those statistics.

    If your doctor isn’t able to help, it may well be time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It’s important to note that neurologists aren’t necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special?

    ~Ellen

    Here are some other articles on migraines that you might find helpful:

    10 Tips for Effective Migraine Management Goals

    12 Tips for Living Well with Migraines

    Migraine Phases and Symptoms

     


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