Neurology Community
Pains in the head,but not a headache
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Pains in the head,but not a headache

I have been havivg these pains in my head, they don't feel like a headache, more like a sharp stabbing pain. When I get them they scare the life out of me. I start to feel confused, and like i am living in a dream. I start to feel shaky and my mind starts to run away. I start thinking that I'm having a stroke or a blood vessel broke, all kinds of crazy thoughts. I take a Xanax 1mg and I slowing stop thinking about it. I am allergic to antidepressants and therapy dosen't seem to work after 2 years. What could be causing these stabbing pains? My head also feels like it is getting red hot. I take my blood pressure and its 128/83. I'm lost and so is my doctor. He keeps saying its anxiety. I am so sick of hearing the word anxiety. Anyone have any answers?
Related Discussions
Avatar_f_tn
Do you have any problems with your eyes?  Vision get blurry?  Or does this stabbing pain ever take place near your eyes?  If your answer is yes to these questions, go have your eyes checked for Optic Neuralgia.

Also - there is a type of headache called "Cluster Headache" that is described as "ice pick" type pains.  It's not anxiety (except that the pain causes anxiety!!)  Ask your doctor to refer you to a headache specialist (usually a neurologist) who will treat the headache and not just the anxiety!

Don't let doctors minimize the pain in your head by calling it anxiety.  A good doctor will treat the headaches, even if they ARE caused by anxiety.  

God Bless!
Amy
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1393294254
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Joiedecour
Indianapolis, IN
1689801_tn?1333986916
Blank
Dagun
Iceland
900662_tn?1380159390
Blank
johnniebear
chicago area, IL