Sharp pain at the base of my skull?

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I get a sharp pain at the base of my skull lately. It hurts so bad I could scream. As fast as it comes it is gone. I am overdue for new eye glasses. I am 74 years old with high blood pressure and diabetic. leilani.

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Dear Leilani;

Nobody can safely diagnose without examining you in person, so you need to see your doctor. One possibility is that these could be ice pick headaches. You can find some information about them in Ice Pick Headaches - The Basics.

Again, please see your doctor. Unexplained head pain should always be investigated.

Good luck,
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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