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I am having a sharp pain in the left top side of my head. Its like a dime size spot. It sometimes runs a tingle up toward the front. My daughter said it could be mini strokes, is that possible? Pam.
Although it's more likely that these pains are something else, yes, they could be indicative of a TIA or some kind of stroke activity.
Unexplained head pain should always be investigated. Please see your doctor.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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I have been experiencing the aura in my left eye lately that is usually a precursor to a migraine. But it has stopped before a full on migraine develops and I usually end up with a minor headache. Sometimes it feels as though it's in both eyes and lasts up to 15 or so minutes. What should I take for this, and should I see a doctor? Kelly.
I'm not sure what you mean by a "full on Migraine" as opposed to one with a "minor headache." The symptoms of a Migraine can vary from person to person and even from one Migraine to the next. Take a look at Anatomy of a Migraine for more information on this.
Nobody should be telling you online what to take. What you should take depends on many things including your medical history, other conditions you may have, and what other medications you may be taking.
Yes, you should see a doctor. Any time your symptoms change or are significantly more severe than is usual f...
I hope you can help me. I lose my vision in my left eye for at least 15 to 20 minutes then I get numbness in my left hand and face for a few minutes then I get a headache on the right side of my head and it last for three days I went to the doctor for it before and he said it was my body telling I was getting a migraine is this true? thank you, tony.
The lost vision, numbness, and headache you describe could be Migraine symptoms. They would not, however be symptoms that your body is telling you that you're getting a Migraine. By the time these symptoms occur in a Migraine, the Migraine has already started. Vision loss and numbness can occur during the second phase of a Migraine attack, the aura. The headache would be the third phase, the headache phase. You can read more about the possible phases of a Migraine attack and their potential symptoms in Anatomy of a Migraine .
Are you talking about total loss of vision - blindnes...
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