• emma beaumont emma beaumont
    January 14, 2011
    Sharp pain in the side of my head
    emma beaumont emma beaumont
    January 14, 2011

    I've had a really awful headache today, but tonight when i bent down to pick something up, i experienced a really sharp sudden pain on my right side just above and behind my ear. It left me suddenly disorientated and I "went to sleep" for an hour. What's going on?



  • Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    January 16, 2011
    Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    January 16, 2011

    Hi emma,


    I'd really like to answer your question, but can't, because it cannot be adequately answered online. Please check with your doctor about this because it isn't safe for anyone online to tell you "what is" or "isn't going on" with your health. A diagnosis can only be provided by a doctor who can review your medical history, your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms, and conduct a complete exam in person. 


    Please be safe, contact your doctor, and then let us know how you are doing, ok?

    Nancy Harris Bonk


  • Amy Tudor July 01, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    July 01, 2014

    Hi Emma,


    Nancy is right that something with these kinds of severe symptoms should be checked out by a doctor immediately. There are a number of headache disorders that could be causing the pain, but it's better to be safe than sorry. I hope you've seen a doctor by this point and have an answer.  Here are some other links that might be helpful as you learn to manage your headaches.


    Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics

    Types of Migraines and Headaches


    Good luck!



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