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A 29-year-old male asked:

I had stabbing pains in head for a week on and off then had a really strange dizzy spell which lasted under a min felt like i was going to have stroke?

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Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Not a stroke: Relax, neither of those are stroke symptoms. Stabbing pains sound like "ice pick"headaches - irritating, but benign. A single dizzy spell means nothing, and even multiple dizzy spells are usually serious only when caused by a cardiac arrhythmia.
Last updated Jan 9, 2018


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