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Quick sharp headache on left side, lasts 3-5 seconds. I work on a computer 10hrs/day in constant neck pain. Sharp pain makes me worry about aneurysm.

Quick sharp headache on left side, lasts 3-5  seconds. I work on a computer 10hrs/day in constant neck pain. Sharp pain makes me worry about aneurysm.

Cervicogenic pain: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache that was often radiated in the orbital and frontal areas. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp headaches?

What could cause sharp headaches?

Deep or Surface?: Headaches deep inside the head may be different than surface headaches. Usually deep headaches are throbbing or pressure. Surface headaches, especially if 'sharp' or 'stabbing' in my experience tend to be the result of nerve injury/impingement or neck muscle problems. A good history & physical, including an osteopathic hands-on examination might help find the cause & even fix it via manipulation. ...Read more

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How can I deal with these sharp sudden headaches?

How can I deal with these sharp sudden headaches?

See below: These types of headaches are potentially serious and should be followed closely by your family physician. ...Read more

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What can I take for a sharp headache pain that comes frequently throughout my day?

Evaluation: There are different types of headaches. You should be evaluated to find out what kind of headache you are having so appropriate treatment can be started. Sometimes food or different medications can cause headaches, on other ocassions having a history of neck pain can also cause headaches. So, determining the type of headache is the first step to get you better. ...Read more

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I have had an intermittent sharp headache on my right side for 3 days! what could this indicate or what causes it? Please help me.

I have had an intermittent sharp headache on my right side for 3 days! what could this indicate or what causes it? Please help me.

See your doctor.: Your headache could be caused by sinus pain, vascular (migraine) pain, or a serious condition of the nerve called temporal arteritis, which could affect your vision. Do you ever get headaches? Is this the worst headache of your life, do you have visual changes, fever? Does it keep you awake at night? If any of these answers suggest something unusual, go to the er right away for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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My mom has headaches and sharp pains imi?

My mom has headaches and sharp pains imi?

HEADACHE: How old is your mom? If not relieved by analgesic and recurrent, ct scan is needed to make sure it is not serious. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Does anxiety causes sharp headache..?

Does anxiety causes sharp headache..?

It can: But so can other things. So, have an exam and if there is nothing physically wrong, consider CBT therapy. It's very effective for learning skills to deal w/ anxiety and preventing the many possible symptoms it brings. Best! ...Read more

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What could cause sharp headache in top of head?

What could cause sharp headache in top of head?

Many causes: You will nee a neurologic workup if you fall within the following categories : 1. Headache of sudden onset that persists (bleeding); 2. Hedache accompamied by physical findings such as fever, alteration of consciousness, doble vision or weakness; and 3. Headache if you have been previously healthy. In other cases of chornic headache it can be migraine or muscle. Tension headache. ...Read more

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Had a sharp headache for half a minute after 20 pushups. What can it be?

Had a sharp headache for half a minute after 20 pushups. What can it be?

Headache: It could be nothing or Migraine headache or more serious conditions, if this happens again I suggest you see your provider for a possible MRI. ...Read more

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Day 2 on Zenatane and sharp headaches are setting in on the left side of my head. Off and on. What to do?

Day 2 on Zenatane and sharp headaches are setting in on the left side of my head. Off and on. What to do?

Try to: Stick with it and see if you will be ok. Since they are off and on it might be even due to something else! If it is the new medicine you probably will adjust in a short while. ...Read more

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Every morning for the past few weeks I've been waking up with a really bad headache. It is becoming more frequent. The pain is a squeezing abd sharp.

Tension type: headache. Many patients feel as if they were wearing a tight hat or having their heads in a vice, a lot of pressure. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the temples, cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. The occurrence of bruxism especially daytime bruxism, appears to be related to physical stress. See orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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I have sharp pains in one side of my neck and some headaches. I am not sure if the two are related but I am wondering if these symptoms are serious?-

Trapezius strain: Pain on turning neck to opposite side? No nausea or vomiting or fever? Mostly trapezius muscle strain by sleeping in wrong position. Treatment - ice , massage and stretch . Otc pain meds, not better see the dr. ...Read more

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I am experiencing headache (time frame: gradual onset) (side: left) (worsened by: routine activity) (severity: moderate) (quality: feels sharp or ...

I am experiencing  headache (time frame: gradual onset) (side: left) (worsened by: routine activity) (severity: moderate) (quality: feels sharp or ...

Many possibilities: Most people get a headache at some time, such as from colds, infections, lack of sleep, too much driving, long hours on the computer, stress at work, etc... Over-the-counter treatments include Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Motrin, Alleve, Excedrin Migraine, and their generic brands. A bad or increasing headache, recurrent headache, weird headache, or one with other worrisome symptoms should be checked. ...Read more

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I get these very sharp intense pains in my head on the left side that last for about a minute or so. After pain subsides it then turns into a headache?

I get these very sharp intense pains in my head on the left side that last for about a minute or so. After pain subsides it then turns into a headache?

Sounds like: a pinched nerve in your upper neck (cervical) vertebrae (C1-C2) Ask your PCP to investigate.. BTW Try sleeping WITHOUT PILLOWS for a few eeks ..see if those pains/headaches go away! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Sharp pains in head. Could it be tension headaches?

Sharp pains in head. Could it be tension headaches?

Could be: If you have tried all over the counterpain medications, you might consider a magnesium supplement, then see your doctor. You might need a daily medication like topamax (topiramate) or Propranolol to keep the headaches away. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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My mom has headaches and sharp pains in her head what causes that?

My mom has headaches and sharp pains in her head what causes that?

HEADACHE: How old is your mom? If not relieved by analgesic and recurrent, ct scan is needed to make sure it is not serious. Good luck ! ...Read more

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I have a headache and sharp pain in my stomach?

I have a headache and sharp pain in my stomach?

Migraine: Migraine headache is the most common type of headache in all age group, it is any episodic headache associated with one of the following autonomic symptoms: nausea, vomiting , light and sound sensitivity. Commonly migraine is associated with stomach upset, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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I have severe sharp pains in my head and headaches everyday. How can I alleviate this?

I have severe sharp pains in my head and headaches everyday. How can I alleviate this?

A few thoughts: Some essential oils used topically may help.I'd first seek a dr's eval incl a good history & phys including osteopathic hands-on exam.Headaches/pains have many causes from neck/tenndon/ligament injuries of the neck to chronically inflamed nerves, stress, abnormal muscle tension, etc.Proper eval is key to cure.Manipulation, prolotherapy, neuroprolotherapy, meds, acupuncture are poss txs ...Read more

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What could be the cause of me getting sharp pains threw out my head & frequent headaches ?

Many things: Too many things to answer in 400 characters. So instead of guessing or worrying, see your physician. ...Read more

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Really sharp pain on the right side of my head. Could it be something more to it than just a headache?

Really sharp pain on the right side of my head. Could it be something more to it than just a headache?

See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. ...Read more