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Why Do I Get Sharp Pains In My Head
For the past fortnight I have had a headache which seems to be on my right side all the way to the back of my head, sometimes it's bearable but other times my right side throbs I get sharp pains and it's, it's uncomfortable to fall asleep as if I sleep on
Tension migraines: Tension migraines worsen as the day progresses. The muscles of the neck and scalp spasm and lead to a vice like tension across the head. Often the headaches will predominate on one side. Treatments to relax the muscles are the best remedy. Finding the cause and treating it will eliminate the headaches. See a headache expert for evaluation. ...Read more
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 am always tired and sleepy. I get headache a lot and sharp pains on my head. When I think for a minute, I get headache. Why does this happen?
Disturbing: These symptoms are too non-specific to allow an opinion for cause, but they are sufficiently severe to warrant a full detailed assessment by a pcp. It is not possible to know whether this has an organic basis or a psychological one, but a good clinician should be able to work this out. Good luck and hope you get better soon. ...Read more
I get sudden and sharp headache strted bout week ago. Last month invlved in car accident, n head hit the dashboard but not bleeding. Is it related?
Yes: You could be having post traumatic headaches, usually subside with time. ...Read more
I've had a headache for about 5 days and its just on my left front to mid section of my head, it feels pressured and at times I get a sharp pain?
Tension headache: Wellness is vital to controlling any headache or pain issue. Magnesium is also vital. It will help relax the associated muscles, decrease stress, stabilize sleep and help other meds and therapy to work efficiently. Self or profess massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release. Take b-complex 100 too. ...Read more
When I swallow, I get a sharp pain in the left side of my head and then it fades. It came on suddenly and typical headache meds don't help..
Muscular Issue: From the symptoms you are describing this is a muscular issues. Many muscles involved in coordinating and allowing swallowing to occur. Best bet is to see ENT specialist for evaluation. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more
I get a sharp stabbing pain in my head that last for 10 secounds to a minute when I laugh hard or cough hard followed by a severe headache?
For the last 2 days every time I move my head lower then shoulder height I get a sharp pain at the base of my skull and when I stand up I get a headache. Once I have the headache and I drop my head to below shoulder height I get the stabbing pain and the
Worth a check: May need X-ray to check for instability in your neck area. ...Read more
How long is a CT scan accurate 4 after u get it done cuz mine was clear in March but now I got headache in front right of head sharp, stabbing sudden?
It is: A snapshot of the moment in time it is performed. It won't show any abnormalities that might arise in the future. ...Read more
Recently I'm Starting to get sharp headache I'm back of head, happens occasionally and goes away in seconds.. I'm 24. Brain tumor?
For year I have bad headache with back neck eye pain. I get sharp pain on top of head. I sleep a lot why does this happen?
I get pain under my jaw, Side of my neck, My ear and then I get a headache. They're random sharp pains. Related to herniated disc in neck?
Hard to say: Without a complete exam, other jaw, teeth, ear related issues could be contributing. I suggest an exam by your doctor to give a better diagnosis. Good luck ...Read more
Whenever I raise my eyebrows, the forehead get sharp pain. It feels like being stabbed. But I don't have headache during that time. Should I be worry?
Since I was 16 (now 22) been getting constant sharp headaches above right eyebrow near middle of forehead. Whenever I get a headache it’s always here?
Headache by eye: Is it related to nasal congestion? If so it could be related to the sinus. A simple sinus Ct without contrast can sort this problem out. See your primary doctor: he or she can try sumatriptan if they think it is a migraine variant. I hope this was helpful. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
I get a sharp pain left side above eye, w/ numbing & tingling around left side of face. I have cluster headache but what's causing numbness & tinglin?
Cluster: Sometimes sensory symptoms may be associated with cluster headaches. Speak to your neurologist and she may do an objective assessment as well. ...Read more
I have a sore/dry throat every night and morning. I have congestion during the day so my voice sounds different. I get random ear sharp pain & headache?
Need to be seen: By your doctor, meanwhile, salt water gargles, saline nasal washes, pain killers, rest and fluids, good luck ...Read more
I'm having sharp pains in my head. It's nothing like a headache or migraine. It's very brief and feels like a needle it's becoming more constant. Help?
See neurologist: You need a neurologic evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
This moring at work I got this headache in the back top of my head it was like sharp pains that would last. Few seconds and come back shortly but also had a headache with it what is that? Is it serious
Many types of headaches, + depends on severity, duration, location + other symptoms associated with discomfort.
Your description is common in tension or muscle tension headaches, and usually is benign.
Recommended treatment initially would be OTC Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen, plus warm compresses to the neck for 15 minutes + avoid outside stress if possible.
If no better or other symptoms, see a doctor. ...Read more
Can you keep gettin headache or pains in different parts of de head from comin off birth control?
I took 2.5 mg of Amlodipine for 3 weeks, and am now on day 2 of not taking it. I'm having sharp headache pains at temples and crown of head. Normal?
It is certainly: Possible that the withdrawal from the benefits of the medication result in your symptoms. You should discuss this with your health care provider. The medication would not have been prescribed if he/she did not think it would be of benefit to you. Considering stopping it is an important conversation you should have with him/her before doing so. ...Read more
I've been getting sharp headache pains at the top of my head. I took Tylenol, (acetaminophen) that didn't work. It just started today. Should I be worried?
Likely your scalp: Your head is covered with muscle and skin with blood vessels, lymph vessels and small nerves. Together this is called your scalp. Your description sounds like some of the small nerves in the area where your headache is have been irritated. You could have a bite, pimple, brushed or combed too hard, hit the area for a few possible causes. Try like Ibuprofen if no med problems. See MD if persists. ...Read more
Head a headache for 2days. Sharp pains sometimes when I move. Feel bit light headed. Tired. And felt sick with it last night. Should I go doctors.?
Your call: Doesn't sound like you have anything terrible going on, but I don't know if you have any other symptoms or chronic medical conditions that put you at higher risk. A few causes might be dehydration, stress, diet (e g caffeine, blood sugar), sleep issues, viral infection (e g flu, cold), sinus infection, etc... Would rest, hydrate, take otc meds, and see a doc if fever over 101 or symptoms linger. ...Read more
What is tension headache cause from? Having sharp pains in the upper part of the eye, making my head hurt painfully.
Tension: Tension headaches are band-like headaches that are usually dull, not throbbing. They are caused by excessive contraction of muscles in the neck, temples and forehead. They are sometimes bad enough to be accompanied by some nausea. They are distinguished from migraine which also causes nausea by the fact that in migraine there may be sensitivity to light and sound and the pain is throbbing and usually one sided. Sharp pains in the eye are usually something else and should be checked out. Talk to your primary care doctor. ...Read more
I had very sharp pains in the right side of my head while passing a difficult bowel movement. Should I be concerned? The headache has since subsided.
Head pressure dizziness sometimes vision. Changes somerimes headache nd sharp pains could something be seriously wrong with me? Anxiety TMJ allergies
Have had headache with sharp pains in my eye, ear and head all right sided 4 days. Was taking flomax, (tamsulosin) discontinued. Could that med cause these symptom?
It could: Any medicine could have any side effect. You did the right thing by stopping the medicine now you need to let your doctor knows ...Read more
Headache for week and a half, pressure and sharp pains in right side of head, pressure behind right eye, muscles in body contract uncontrollably, ?
Can a mild concussion kill you? I've got blurry vision and I feel yesterday. I didn't hit my head though. I just feel outta the bed on my butt. Got a small bruise on my back on the right headache and sharp pains in head and neck
Everytime I eat carbs or sugar, I get real dizzy, my head feels funny, I can't focus concentrate, headache, stomach pains, nausea, near passing out.?
Digestive issues: Talk to your physician or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
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