Full Question: Had a bad attack about one week ago and went to ER for meds. Since then I still have tingling in right arm and left sided headache but not as bad as a migraine. When will these symptoms let up and is there anything I can take for them? Is this called postdrome? Mike. Answer: Dear Mike; The headache of a Migraine doesn't have to be severe. If you're still in pain, you're probably still in the headache phase, not the postdrome, and need to be calling your doctor. For more information on the phases of a Migraine, see Anatomy of a Migraine . Please do call your doctor? Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listing of patient recommended specialists . Another good source of information and support is our forum . To post to the forum, you'll need to register, even if you're already registered on the main section of our site. You can use the...
The National Headache Foundation (NHF) has designated the first week of June as National Headache Awareness Week (NHAW). This year marks the 15th annual observance of NHAW, and the observance falls on June 1 - 7. NHF Executive Director Suzanne Simons commented, ”We are very happy to be recognizing the 15th annual National Headache Awareness Week. Our theme this year points out the importance of empowering sufferers to recognize that headache is treatable and they can take steps to take control of their condition.” In observance of NHAW, the National Headache Foundation (NHF) is announcing a series of events across the country in order to educate the public about types of headache and their impact on daily living, as well as stressing the importance of seeking an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatments. This year’s National Headache Awareness Week takes place June 1-7, 2008. Nearly 21 million people were reached last year through this successful ann...
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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