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What symptoms can come from having a migrain or cluster headache at age 18.(location: left side from mid forehead to behind ear.. On left side)?

What symptoms can come from having a migrain or cluster headache at age 18.(location: left side from mid forehead to behind ear.. On left side)?

Several: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I have migraine-like stabbing pain and headaches in the front and sides of my head, behind my ears and eyes as well. Could I have cluster headaches?

I have migraine-like stabbing pain and headaches in the front and sides of my head, behind my ears and eyes as well. Could I have cluster headaches?

Possibly migraine : Cluster headaches are severe type of headaches which often occur in middle of the night and affect men a lot more commonly compared to females. The pain in migraines can be as severe, but is often longer lasting. The head pain in cluster headaches is often accompanied by eye redness, etc. Consult your primary physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can wisdom teeth cause Ice Pick headaches? I my wisdom teeth are coming in wrong. I keep getting sharp pains above my right ear.

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

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Can Maxalt (rizatriptan) be used for cluster headache? He experienced his first one and was in tears from pain.

Can Maxalt (rizatriptan) be used for cluster headache? He experienced his first one and was in tears from pain.

Yes, you can try: Management of a cluster headache can be abortive or prophylactic. Sometimes, both methods are indicated in the same patient. An effective abortive treatment uses oxygen or sumatriptan or DHE. The treatment of choice for the prevention of both episodic and chronic cluster headache is verapamil. ...Read more

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Do people with cluster headache have a lot of pain?

Do people with cluster headache have a lot of pain?

Yes: Cluster headaches can be very severe. Fortunately there is good treatment available. ...Read more

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Why do cluster headache sufferers get short of breath?

Why do cluster headache sufferers get short of breath?

It's not common: I haven't seen shortness of breath as a common complaint among my cluster patients. It should be evaluated as a separate symptom. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of cluster headache?

What's the best treatment to get rid of cluster headache?

Cluster headaches: Clusrter headaches are also called alarm clock headaches as it wakes you up at night with severe headache around eye on one side.Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) are not effective.100%oxygen, tryptans and octrotide injectable, dihudroergatamines work for acute attack.Preventive meds are calcium channel blockers like verapamil, corticistroids sometimes, lithium, nerve block some times may help prevent attacks. ...Read more

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What is worse, a kidney stone or a cluster headache?

What is worse, a kidney stone or a cluster headache?

Both are terrible: I would not wish either on anyone. I have had kidney ureteral stones and cannot think of worse pain. I have treated patients with cluster headaches who say the same thing. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Friedman
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Cluster Headache (Definition)

Cluster headaches are an extremely painful type of headache that is commonly described as a stabbing sensation through the eye. They usually occur on one side of the head, ...Read more