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Brief on and off sharp pains in left side of head, some left eye mild pain, stuffy and runny left nostril? Sinus?

Brief on and off sharp pains in left side of head, some left eye mild pain, stuffy and runny left nostril?  Sinus?

Maybe: Sounds typical of environmental allergies. If you're concerned, you would need a proper evaluation by a primary care doctor. Consider over the counter allergy meds as a trial if they are ok for you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Fluroxtine side effects - sharp pains from left side of head right down to left hip. Shoulder/neck pain. Nausea. Feeling Drugged up today. 3rd week ?

Fluroxtine side effects - sharp pains from left side of head right down to left hip. Shoulder/neck pain. Nausea. Feeling Drugged up today. 3rd week ?

Fluroxtine effects: Discuss with your doctor, it may not be the drug for you and they could try others. Nausea, myoclonus, balance bruxism ( teeth grinding), buccalglossal syndrome,gastritis has been reported and some of these can cause unusual muscle pains. ...Read more

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What would cause periodic sharp pains on the left side of head?

What would cause periodic sharp pains on the left side of head?

Many causes: There are many causes of transient sharp pain on the side of the head. They can be simple and benign causes like TMJ syndrome or referred pain from the teeth or more serious conditions like trigeminal neuralgia or temporal arteritis. See your internist and discuss in detail. ...Read more

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Last few days i've been getting random severe sharp pains on the left side of my head. It can be very painful & spreads down left side of my face .

Get evaluated: A severe localized head ache with radiating pain needs to be further evaluated by a doc. Worse case scenario you may have a cerebral aneurysm. A ct scan of your head with IV contrast may benefit your diagnostic evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been getting sharp pains on the left side of my head. The pain is brief but i've had them for a while and lately they seem to occur more often.

CPH: Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania (cph) is thought to be a variant of cluster headache because of similar autonomic features. Both cluster and cph are classified as trigeminal autonomic cephalgias. , almost all cases of cph are relieved by Indomethacin and this response is considered diagnostic for cph. Rec.: see your pcp for Indomethacin test. ...Read more

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Since I was 17 I get sharp head pains left side head for few seconds every so often, past week I've been suffering with them every day????

Since I was 17 I get sharp head pains left side head for few seconds every so often, past week I've been suffering with them every day????

See neurologist: many headaches are due to some toxin, pathogen, or allergen at one or more cranial joints or associated musculature. Some headaches are precipitated by clenching/grinding. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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I am having very quick, sharp pains in the left side of my head. I am under a great deal of stress at the present time. Should i dismiss it?

I am having very quick, sharp pains in the left side of my head.  I am under a great deal of stress at the present time.  Should i dismiss it?

No: You need to see someone who can help diagnose exactly what your problem is. Headache pain could be from many things from something in your head (brain or blood vessel), to clenching your teeth due to stress causing muscle problems, to nerve problems. A proper diagnosis is most important to rule out serious problems, and treat whatever is causing your pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i get sharp pains on the left side of my head but don't faint and don't have lumps or anything?

Neuralgia: Sharp shooting pains are often due to irritated or irritable superficial nerves in the scalp and are more a nuisance rather than a serious problem. These usually resolve in time. See your physician of they persist or worsen. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pains on the left side of my head in front of the left ear that comes and goes. It just started within the last 2 hours.

I'm having sharp pains on the left side of my head in front of the left ear that comes and goes. It just started within the last 2 hours.

DrFloYes, Aunt FloNo: If it's in the temple (whether you're Jewish or not) it might be concerning. It's only been 2 hours so somewhat early to draw conclusions- so take some ibuprofen and see how it goes. Press around the temple area for any tenderness. If it's tender then you should probably see a doctor, especially if your vision in that eye changes. If it persists or worsens today see someone (no, not Aunt Flo). ...Read more