What causes needle-like stabs all over my head after a migraine? In some cases these have become worse over the course of the day and become a migraine. Is it the remnants of the same migraine that was never completely treated or is it a new migraine coming on? How can I distinguish the difference? Lortab does not help them. Amy.
I would not expect Lortab to help these symptoms. I can’t intelligently tell you what causes needle-like stabs, but many Migraineurs describe them. It sounds like the stabbing can precede a Migraine, which is also not unusual. My suggestion would be to seek out a Migraine and headache specialist and discuss this with them regarding treatment options. If you need help finding a specialist, there's a link below.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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I'm 15, and for the last 3/4 days I have been having stabbing like pains on the right side of my head, mainly when I first wake up or stand up! I am a worrier and tend to think of extreme things and make myself worried even more, I am going to the doctors tomorrow but I am afraid they will just give me pain killers. Leigh.
We hope your doctor was able to explain the pains and help you. Before prescribing medications, doctors should diagnose what the pains are if at all possible. You don't mention how long these pains last. If they're only seconds long, they might be ice pick headaches. You can find more information in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics .
If your doctor isn’t able to help you, it may well be time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It’s important to note that neurologists aren’t necessarily Migraine and headache specialists
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