• boobear boobear
    May 12, 2009
    Why would I have sudden, sharp, stabbing pain in my head?
    boobear boobear
    May 12, 2009

    If diagnosed with daily persistent headaches, is it common to have sharp stabbing pain in the head? Right now my neurologist has me on trazadone, 100mg/day, which does not seem to be helping. I get these sharp stabbing pains that can happen anywhere on my head and will last a minute or so before a headache follows. I have had two MRI/MRA's, so I know there's no tumor.



  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    May 15, 2009
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    May 15, 2009



    The type of short, stabbing pains you're talking about are not generally a part of new daily persistent headache. This needs to be discussed with your doctor. One type of headache that seems to match your description is ice pick headaches. Only your doctor can confirm that, but you can find some information in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics.


    Hope this helps!



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