Stinging pain in head - Migraine?

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I have a stinging pain in my head. It radiates from side to side and is in random spots in my head. A stingy pain. also sometimes my cheek gets a pin and needle sensation. What should I do? Doctors said migraine but I need proof. I'm very worried. Mia.

Full Answer:

Dear Mia;

What kind of proof are you looking for? Unfortunately, a diagnosis of migraine is what's called a "diagnosis of exclusion." There are no tests to confirm Migraine or say, "Hey, this is migraine!" So, migraine is diagnosed by reviewing your medical history and your family's, discussing your symptoms, and ruling out other possible causes of your symptoms. There's really no subjective "proof" to be offered. If you're not comfortable with the diagnosis, perhaps a second opinion is in order.

Good luck,
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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