• questionmaker questionmaker
    June 02, 2009
    Sharp, stabbing pain in my head when I cough? Ice pick migraines?
    questionmaker questionmaker
    June 02, 2009

    I have been experiencing a stabbing pain on the left side of my head when I cough, along with pressure and pain in the frontal part of my head. Excedrin usually knocks my headaches out within five minutes, and my headaches are not bad but persistent.  For the past week, though, I will take an Excedrin, and it will basically take the headache away, but my head still feels a little achy and pressured. I still get the sharp pain in the left side of my head when I cough, right around my temple area. My eyelids feel a little heavy. When I get up too fast, I get a painful throbbing in the left side of my head.


    I went to the urgent care facility on Saturday, and the doctor told me she believed I had "ice pick migraine." They drew blood, and she said she wanted to check something in my blood.  I read about ice pick migraine, and I don't think it's that. It only stabs when I cough or sneeze, not when I bend over, and it doesn't come out of nowhere and last for a matter of minutes.


    I've been feeling like this all day every day for the past week, along with being tired. Does anyone know what this might be?




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