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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

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

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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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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Brain tumor symptoms: Headaches in a 20-30 year old can be due to many things, migraine, stress, trauma, infection, inflammation and yes, although less common, tumors are also a possibility. Best to consult your doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

HEADACHE: 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

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Why sometimes my left side of my head hurts by my temple? I have slight sharp pains. It doesn't feel like a headache. It would happen then go away

Neuralgia: Neuralgia is a condition causing sharp, shooting pains coming from nerves in the scalp area and not from brain pathology. They are more of a nuisance disorder than anything serious. If symptoms worsen have your md check you and order any pertinent tests however. ...Read more

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Can you keep gettin headache or pains in different parts of de head from comin off birth control?

Can you keep gettin headache or pains in different parts of de head from comin off birth control?

Hormonal Change: Some women are very sensitive to changes in their body hormones and respond by getting a headache. When you go off oral contraceptives you may experience this. See a provider if it does not go away! ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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

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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.

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.

Doesn't sound bad: If you had a sharp pain in your head while having a bowel movement and the pain passed after the bowel movement, as long as you don't continue to have pain, weakness, visual changes, etc, you should be ok. ...Read more

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Head pressure dizziness sometimes vision. Changes somerimes headache nd sharp pains could something be seriously wrong with me? Anxiety TMJ allergies

Head pressure dizziness sometimes vision. Changes somerimes headache nd sharp pains could something be seriously wrong with me? Anxiety TMJ allergies

Important to see MD: Any severe headache deserves attention and ruling out most rare but serious conditions. Once shown to be not life-threatening, as most are not, then muscular caused can be dealt with. The majority of headaches are of muscular origin. ...Read more

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Headache for week and a half, pressure and sharp pains in right side of head, pressure behind right eye, muscles in body contract uncontrollably, ?

Headache for week and a half, pressure and sharp pains in right side of head, pressure behind right eye, muscles in body contract uncontrollably, ?

Needs evaluation: Sounds likes sinus infection. Do up have a fever? Is that why your muscles shake? Otherwise I don't understand that maybe the evaluating six can figure it out ...Read more