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Early today, Fri, 9/10/10, I got this sharp shooting pain on the left side of my temple. I took 2 Magnesium capsules and later realized it was gone. Later in the afternoon it came back - it would last only seconds. I went to bed and at 2:00 AM I awoke to go to the bathroom and the pain was still there. I took another Magnesium which hasn't helped. I went online to research headaches and found interesting stuff about ice pick headaches which is what this seems to be only now at 3:00AM when I move my head I feel the pain - it seems to be there all the time now and there is a heaviness on that side of my head. Back in December 2009 I went to an ophthalmologist as I was getting strange zigzag blurry spots in my eyes and was told it was migraines in the eye. I had read Magnesium was excellent for migraines and took 2 - within 30 minutes my eyes cleared up. It's happened 5 more times since then and every time I take the Magnesium it's gone within 20-25 minutes. Right now i...
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 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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