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I have a pain in my head!!

For about two weeks now I have been having head pain.  It started with a couple of days of intense shooting pains in my right temple.  Each lasted just a couple of seconds and occurred about 20 times over 2 days.  Since then I have had a dull ache.  This ache seems to move around my head, but is predominantly in the right side.  I would describe it as rather like the headache associated with having a bit to much alcohol to drink.  Nothing excessive but noticeable.  I do have a very slight cold, which is resulting in my head (throat and nasal passages) being full of phlegm, particularly in the morning, but there appears to be no other symptoms - eyesight, thinking, recall and memory all fine.  Any ideas?
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A headache can be caused by numerous things. What you have depends on if you have a history of headache or not. If this is a new onset of headache, it could be just related to the cold (like  a sinus headache), medications, or new onset of migraine/tension headache,etc... It's difficult to say without examining you, but if there are neurological signs/symptoms such as one side of the body being weak or numb or face weakness, speech or vision changes, consider seeing a neurologist. And if you develop persistent nausea and vomiting , sudden and severe neurological symptoms, and cognitive changes go to the ER right away. Otherwise talk to your primary care doc, especially if the pain persists or gets worse. Good luck.
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I have started with pain in my head too..
Here is my story.

Hi, I'm 27 years old and last year in October 2001 I started having a stomach pain/disturbance that ended up in acid reflux (U know the gnawing pain in your throath that feels as if a semi-tire spinning slowly) . I took Prevacid and it got fixed. 2 months later my symptoms:

1. Instant sudden headache 24/7, Pain in the abdomen area (left and right) and a feeling of nausea. I feel as if I've been poisioned 1.5 months of constant sickness. Went to doctors (same routine depressed, it's in your head etc.) I also started to have hypertension and panic and uncontrolable crying attacks.
Not because I was unhappy but due to the sickness.
I also had a 38 hours insomnia that accompanied all of this, evetytime I'd fall asleep my breathing would stop. I knew then that I'm about to step into something very unormal with my body. I work out and I'm in good shape so this is not an issue.

2. Not much later my nausea started to expand and I started to have some unexplained pains inside my head just as electrical pulses and sickening pressure at the base of my skull that felt as if I'm about to faint. The headache seems to be worsened after meals. I also had upper/lower jaw pulling type of pain that was running through my teeth (randomly). Teeth also felt sensitive as if I had taken severe bites out of ICE/LEMON. This is very weird since I was never sick in my life. I've been on blood pressure medication and serotonium resoration (paxil) sence this started.I still believe that all this malfunctions are comming from the middle of my body (abdomen area) I don't know what in the world I have. It seems that if I allow air into my stomach and expunge it out I get a little relief (that one needs practice :-)) I've been in this condition for about 8 months already and still don't know what's going on. #2 also looks loose and not like it used to be before.

3. February 2002, I started to have muscle spasms and involuntary twiches (small scale). When the nausea was severe; which it was for me for about 1.5 months, all I did is sit around and do absolutely nothing. I looked ok from the outside but something very weird was going on inside. I'm in good shape and nothing is visible from the outside. I did notice when I had severe pains inside my brain that my pupils were contracting and expanding visibly like my heart beat. Very odd.

4. Latest news, March 2002 now I have something new. Pain in my head is 80% less and the new adition is I get dizzy as if someone unplugs me for just a second. I get a sensation of motion sickness that lasts for just a fraction of a second and comes at random times.
My teeth only hurt when I go to sleep (upper rabbit teeth) they feel as if someone is applying current to them and mostly when I lay on my back. What in the world is wrong with me.

5. I started trying pot as some friend suggested. Yes it does help the nausea (more like it blocks it) but I get the "current" like pain inside my skull and the jaw/teeth pain instantly after smoking. This seems to be triggered by the weed. It does help me go through the night but with these side effects.
I don't want to smoke weed, I'm not a drinker nor a smoker. Nausea seems to come and go and sometimes i feel sharp stabs around the liver area and sometimes in the opposed side in the pancreas area. Most of the time when I'm nausiated it comes from those two places.
I did notice that if I interact and do things the pain goes in the background but I think that's about it. I just forget about it. I'm already sick entire of this weird illness. If anyone has any idea what's going on plz e-mail me.

QUICK DESCRIPTION OF MY SYMPTOMS.

A. Pain in the spleen area.
B. Pain in the pancreas area.
C. Pain in the middle upper abdomen.
D. Pain in the liver area.
E. Heat flashes.
F. Weird discomfort.
G. Bowels don't look normal, very loose and lots of mucus. Long time since hard healty feces. only 10% of time they look ok.
H. Trembling (I solder electronics every once in a while)
and just found out that I can no longer hold the soldering iron steady (I'm 27)
I. Vision blurring... not all the time.
J. Stabbing pain in the eyes.
K. Mild background pain at the base inside the skull daily.
L. Stomach acid. (does not come up my esophagus)
M. Motion sickness without being on anything.
N. Sex drive down to 0.
O. Even when I'm ok I still feel the nausea in the background just waiting to get me.
P. That lead fainty heavy pressure in the back of my skull radiating through my gums and snapping & popping insde the back of my skull.

The only thing I can confess is that I do go to sleep very late at nights (computer geek) and being doing it for about 8 years. I do get enough sleep tough.
Still I've never had anything like this.
The worst is that doctors don't know what this is or don't pay attention. I've overheard my doc speaking with his whife on the phone "I don't know what to do with all this money, maybe I should retire"...


Speculation... IT's being happening to many people lately starting in year 1999' and up.

Anyone that experiences these symptoms please feel free to e-mail me to discuss them further or possibly to develop a pattern of everyone that has this, we might find out what's triggering these. Dust, detergents, animals, water, athmosphere changes, going outside, smoking marijuana, we need to know.
Unless the government is restoring the country with our medicine money.



****************UPDATE 05/01/02*****************

Latest Update, my nausea/ibs symptoms subsided I now experience the back/base of the skull pain/pressure and random pulling on my teeth upper and lower. I still have pains left & right of my upper abdomen. I also experince extreme teeth sensitivity only in my upper "rabbit" teeth but only when laying on my back.
I can wake up with no pain then after any meal or a glass of water I instantly feel the pulling/lead sensation in the back/base of my skull. Also when this occurs I feel sounds as if wafers (popping & snapping sounds) slowly squashed in the back of my head at the base. When this inflating feeling occurs it stops just seconds from being intolerable I also feel as if air is being released through my nose. Activity seems to make these symptoms less painfull and sometimes if I get caught up in a discussion I even forget about them.
It's still verry annoying since I had no health problems prior to October 2001.
I still don't know what's wrong nor my doc.

HELP!!


l8r and good luck to everyone and I'll pray for all of us this condition is not something to be unserious about.
I'd rather have stiches that this ****.
Sorry for any inconsistencies and length of my post.

***@****


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My name is Pamela and I have this burning pain in my head and down my spine . I also get pain in different parts of my head , feels like a nerve is being messed with.I feel like I'm going to have a nervious break down because I can't stand the pain in my head and spine , and I too also have alot of acid and I get spasms in my stomach and spine , and lately I feel like I don't want to deal with it anymore.I have a husband and 4 kids and I feel so bad for them because they have to live with me and I know it's hard on them ,because I cry alot and they don't know what to do for me .I just feel like I can't take it anymore .I ask god to help me ,but nothing seems to happen .I'm thinking of trying something for depression .I feel for everyone out there with any health problems.I also went to the dentist because the doctors think maybe I have TMJ because I have alot of pain in my jaws as well as my head . I think doctors think it's in my head , sometimes I wonder myself .
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My name is Pamela and I have this burning pain in my head and down my spine . I also get pain in different parts of my head , feels like a nerve is being messed with.I feel like I'm going to have a nervious break down because I can't stand the pain in my head and spine , and I too also have alot of acid and I get spasms in my stomach and spine , and lately I feel like I don't want to deal with it anymore.I have a husband and 4 kids and I feel so bad for them because they have to live with me and I know it's hard on them ,because I cry alot and they don't know what to do for me .I just feel like I can't take it anymore .I ask god to help me ,but nothing seems to happen .I'm thinking of trying something for depression .I feel for everyone out there with any health problems.I also went to the dentist because the doctors think maybe I have TMJ because I have alot of pain in my jaws as well as my head . I think doctors think it's in my head , sometimes I wonder myself .
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You are describing what could be cluster headaches. Do you have an instant sloppy stuffy nose and tearing of the right eye when the pain hits? Does it feel like a poker trying to push your eye out from behind...?
If so you are experiencing cluster headaches.

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Hello,

I have been there.
Had many of the symptoms you have.
Most of them were solved when I got of of PAXIL!
After more than a year taken the stuff(it really helped me through a mild depression) I got the weird symptoms.
I searched the internet for info and came up with this:
http://www.quitpaxil.org/
Please look it up and read about it!
Now you have to quit paxil VERY SLOW, bit by bit.
Read the website carefully!!
You probably will have withdrawal-symptoms.(this also goes for most other SSRIs)although not everyone has them.
They WILL lessen.
Print some pages, and take them to your Dr.
Show him or her what you read. They probably will not like it, and want you to stay on them.
If you want to come off it, ask your Dr.to help you.
It is better not to do this alone.
Now this is MY advice.
I am not a medical doctor!
Always consult your own physician!

Greetings from ***RIA***  


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