Husband has stabbing pains right side of head, makes vision blurry?

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My husband has been having these stabbing pains on the right side of his head like behind his eye. This comes very sudden and only lasts a few seconds, but is very painful. This has been goin on for 2 weeks. It also is making the vision in his right eye blurry. He has been to the er and they just give him pain meds that don't work. He is a truck driver so he can't take to much that makes him sleepy. What could the problem be? Angela.

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Dear Angela;

It's time for your husband to see his own doctor and get these headache checked out. They could be ice pick headaches, but the blurry vision isn't common with ice pick headaches, and the only person who can safely give your husband a diagnosis and tell him what to do about them is a doctor who can review his medical history, discuss his symptoms, and examine him in person. You can find some information about ice pick headaches in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics.

Good luck,
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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