i have been having sharp pains on the left side of my head and they start from my temple and toward the back of my head but they stop half way
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It means you should get off the computer and go see your doctor.
Seriously though, these pains could be any number of things. The only person who can tell you wat they are and what they mean 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.
Please take care of yourself by calling your doctor? Unexplained head pain should always be checked out.
Let me know what you find out?
well i don't have the pains all the time they are just once and a while and they do not last for very long they are just a few seconds but the pain is sharp the pain could be a 7 or an 8.
could they be cluster headaches?
Wow. You replied quickly!
No, lasting only a few seconds, they wouldn't be cluster headaches. They might be ice pick headaches. Take a look at Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics.
Even if you don't have them all the time, please do mention them to your doctor when you see him or her? Statistically, it's unlikely to be anything serious, but you don't want to be on the wrong end of those statistics.
reading the information that you gave me it sounds like the pains i have but i am the only one in my family that have these pains on the left side of my head no one else in my family has them.
That doesn't necessaryily mean anything bad. Do get it checked out. It's most likely not serious, but you need to know. Then you can relax. OK?
ok thanks you have been a big help
You're welcome. Gladf I could help. Please keep in touch? I'll be wondering how things go.
that is how my neuralgia started, it increased and then i would get blind spells now 6 years later i have chronic migraine everyday... you go see a specialist. i started to get mine at 18.
ok i will i am 18 right now . so what it a good specialist to go to for it ?
you will need a referal from your gp, but a neurologist that specialises in migraines and head pain, the site help for heache has a page http://www.helpforheadaches.com/doctors/migraine-headache-specialists.htm
which hopefully will have a hospital or clinic near you.
ok thanks for giving me the sight i will look at it. thanks