My headaches are mostly at the base of my skull on the right side, but recently I started experiencing stabbing pain in my right eye that comes on abruptly. Once I experience one of these symptoms, the headache can last up to three days, but often it lasts for only a few hours. All I have read leads me to think they are cluster headaches.
Three days is too long time to have head pain, but only a qualified doctor can diagnose you. A single migraine that lasts 72 hours or longer with less than a solid four-hour pain-free period, while awake, is termed status migrainous. You should see your doctor or go to the emergency room if a migraine lasts that long. See Status Migrainous - The Basics for more information.
I can provide you with information on cluster headaches you may want to share with your doctor. Cluster Headaches - The Basics. But getting an accurate diagnosis is vital. 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? If you need help finding a migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists