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Causes Of Ice Pick Headaches
Cluster headache: Also called Ice Pick is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders. Because of the intense pain, cluster patients often pace the floor or bang their heads during headache episodes while rubbing or holding the painful site in any attempt to distract themselves from the pain. They are agitated and restless in contrast to a migraineur who prefers to lie down, usually in a darkened room. ...Read more
What causes ice pick headaches? How do you get rid of it? Is it chronic? Long term? Short term? Deadly? Where in the brain causes ice pick headaches?!
Can wisdom teeth cause Ice Pick headaches? I my wisdom teeth are coming in wrong. I keep getting sharp pains above my right ear.
Wisdom teeth: Wisdom tooth causing Ice Pick headaches? Possible but very unlikely. See your own dentist to see if it's related. This might also require a referral to an Oral Surgeon and/or physician to determine the cause of these severe headaches. ...Read more
No reason for ER: The ER is clearly the worst place to go for a headache. There are lengthy waits, a very high expense, and the bright lights, noise, and commotion can clearly make headache feel much worse. Far better to find a local neurologist or headache specialist, get diagnosed and treated one on one. ...Read more
What is ice pick headaches and what causes them? Dothey cause damage and are they fatal? How do I know it's ''nothing'? Are there tests done on it?
Migraine variant: Not the typical classical or common migraine event, the ice pick headache may vary in frequency and location. These are annoying and irritating, but do not cause brain damage or death and can be controlled and even eradicated with treatment. If crucial, an MRI could be reassuring. Suggest you spend some time with a headache specialist and get treated. ...Read more
I get ice pick headaches. Here a moment, gone the next. Got one today and a few moments later ended up with a migraine. Could 1 have caused the other?
You need exam: To answer your question first you need to give a good history of these headaches. Then you need a full exam and possibly testing and or lab work. This is how you will be given a diagnosis and answer your question properly ...Read more
Indomethacin: It is important to have a firm diagnosis, and MRI of the brain may be warranted to exclude any structural disease. But if it is icepick headache, most patients respond very well to indomethacin 75-250 mg/day in divided doses. There is generally a response within days. There are alternatives such as gabapentin if this does not stop the headaches or you cannot take indomethacin. ...Read more
Are ice pick headaches dangerous and is there something to take to stop them have 3 days really bad?
I think I'm dealing with ice pick headaches. Is this something that needs treated or will it eventually stop on its own?
Cluster Headache: Also called ice pick headache is the most painful of all the primary headache disorders. The headache is invariably unilateral and is usually centered behind or around the orbit or in the temporal area. Characteristic autonomic symptoms always accompany the pain. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for infinitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Oxygen?: Ice-pick headaches are another name for cluster headaches. Sometimes typical migraine treatment (imitrex, etc) can help. An old remedy that sometimes works very well is oxygen. Next time you're having a headache, see if your doctor will administer oxygen. If it's going to work, it typically works in less than 5-10 minutes. If so, it can be an inexpensive, easy solution even for home use. ...Read more
HA?: Is very common and it can be for multiple reasons, if it is bothersome see your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more
On average I get 10-15 ice pick headaches a day, varying levels of pain & in various locations, is this normal and should I be concerned?
ABnormal for ANYONE: I think you know....I hope you know that ICE PICK HEADACHES aren't normal types of headaches for you or anyone else to have even ONCE a day. You need to be under better control. See headache specialist or make an appointment with me at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to set up your calendar appointment. There is specific medication that works for these miserable things. ...Read more
I have "ice pick" headaches, every so often. They always occur in the same place, left side just past the temple. What does this mean?
It means that...: ...you have "ice pick" headaches, every so often, & they always occur in the same place, left side just past the temple. Your headaches are your headaches, and this is just what yours are like. As long as they chronically don't change, their quality & location don't signify anything dangerous, if that's what you're worried about. ...Read more
Leg heaviness can be related to MS, if the MS caused leg weakness once, sometimes the adaptation is to develop increased muscle tone, which can feel like heaviness. You would remember the onset of this symptom very clearly though, it would affect walking.
Ice pick headaches are not normally associated with MS, but there is some overlap with trigeminal neuralgia, which can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more
I have ice pick headaches. Is this a possible result of the contusion and concussion I had back in 1999?
My dad has a stage 4 glioblastoma. (age 52) I (age 26) suffer from ice pick headaches. Increasing in frequency. Always same spot. Related?
Ice pick headaches explain to me exactly what it is? I got these ugly bad pains n my head that come & go threw the day quite often MRI CT normal
Ice pick Headaches:
I am empathic to your headaches.
Ice pick headaches are primary stabbing headache which typically last only seconds to a minute or so.
They are predominantly felt in the distribution of the first division of the trigeminal nerve (orbit, temple and parietal area)
they are more common in patients with migraines.
Please see a neurologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Photo of my right eye showed blurry/fuzzy optic nerve. Optometrist checked and it was the same 2yrs ago. No eye pain or vision problems. Although, I have been having ice pick headaches on the right side. Possible optic neuritis or something to check?
Optic nerve drusen: Optic neuritis in the acute phase causes decreased vision and in the chronic phase will cause chronic vision changes. It is more likely that you have something called optic nerve head drusen. It is also less likely to have a tumor of the optic nerve. I would have an exam by an ophthalmologist and have the headaches evaluated by a neurologist. ...Read more
I've been getting ice pick headaches n severe ice pick pain in my pressure point behind ear? Cud my thyroid tumor be the cause n is it a bad sign?
Ice pick headaches every 10 min left side of head, left groin pain every 10 min (no swollen nodes). also have 25 y/0 vp shunt left side. Help?
Shunt may be pulling: The shunt tubing might be being pulled and causing pain at the proximal and distal sites. Its prudent to meet your surgeon to see if they can revise the shunt tubing. But if the shunt has been there for 25 years, it might be best not to tamper with it, if it is working. It really depends on the severity of symptoms, and if your surgeon thinks its coming from the tubing ...Read more
I've been having neck/head pain on both sides on and off for two weeks now. In between my shoulder blades to. Ice pick headaches, no fever/nausea, any idea?
C5-6 disk: This is a common symptom complex for cervical disk problems. It is typical for c 5-6 disk but can also involve one level higher and lower. This is usually treated long term with a series if exercise. Other treatments can include arthritis medications, injections, and surgery. Your doctor can help you through this process. ...Read more
Ihave these ice pick headaches my glands are swollen&hurts when I swallow haven't had a period for about 4months I'm always tiredget short of breath?
Ouch: You need to be evaluated. You may have serious medical issues that could be detrimental to your health. Please see your clinician. ...Read more
Ice pick headaches left side on vp shunt valve last 5 days w/ left groin pain where nodes are, no big nodes. Some pressure behind left eye, thoughts?
Need Examination: Anybody with new onset headaches in the setting of having a VP shunt needs to immediately ask to see their doctor for a shunt check. If it's possible to get in to see either your neurologist or neurosurgeon, so much the better. If the shunt's cleared then, the headaches can be addressed knowing they're not due to shunt problems. I'd be happy to answer more questions @: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Inflamed uterus, nodules in endometrium, pain low back, sharp stabbing pains in left abdomen, left chest, left armpit, and ice pick headaches related?
I've had dark circles under eyes for a couple months now. Chest pain. Trouble breathing. Ice pick headaches. Swollen node hard as rock behind ear. Y?
Please see Dr ASAP: All these symptoms require an evaluation and possibly a chest x-ray and bloodwork. Please see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Tmj can be attributed to a multitude of symptoms.
Muscle spasms can cause constriction of nerves which can cause pain in areas remote from the joints. That being said, a neurologist should be seen to rule out a neurological problem. ...Read more
Other than tumor, aneurysm or ice pick head ache what can cause a stabbing pain on the top of the head on and off for 30min or so?
Ice pick headache:
Hard to tell, although serious problems do not normally let up, and ice pick headaches do. The ice pick headache normally only lasts seconds during any one episode.
http://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/neurology_neurosurgery/centers_clinics/headache/conditions/primary_stabbing_headache. Html ...Read more
Concern about HA:
Sometimes ice pick headaches can occur over three days. There is no reason for concern. It appears you also have migraine headaches? Sometimes people have more than one kind of headache.
Unlike a migraine headache, an ice pick headache may improve with indomethacin.
http://www. Neurocuro. Com/cluster-or-ice-pick-headaches/ ...Read more
No - it is not norml: It is not normal to have this type of headache while taking glucophage (metformin), (metformin) and it may not be a side effect of glucophage (metformin). Some of the treatments for ice pick headaches affect kidney function, it will be good to know where this is before treating them. ...Read more