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should I be worried?

hi all,

i had experienced a new kind of pain yesterday -- I'm 36 and I can't find any information that corrolates with my experience online.

It was a sharp burst of INTERMITTANT (ie went away a while, minutes, then came back) pain right above my left eyebrow (there's kind of a dimple in the bone there -- which is listed as the Frontal Bone)

It felt like a short sharp stab then nothing.  Then a few minutes later, short sharp stab, then nothing.  This happened for about 5 minutes total and then happened 3 hours later again in the evening, at that point i went to bed.  Got to sleep fine no noticeable pains.

I woke up this morning feeling fine and around 7pm tonight (next day) it happened again -- so i went to lie down, feeling fine again. 10pm now.

I have no history of migraines, I did not think this fit in the category of ice-pick-headache, and I do not have any sinus infections that I know of or feel sick at all.

The recurrance a day later is what made me nervous.  Do i need to be seen for this?  I do not have/cannot afford insurance right now but i will soon so i do not want to create a pre-existing condition!  Basically an MRI is out.

I just am not sure if i should be scared or not.  I'm hoping its not anything significant and would hopefully love to corroberate that here on medhelp. :)

Thanks in advance everyone.
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Avatar dr f tn
Hello and hope you are doing well.

Sometimes migraines can cause these odd sensations without an actual headache. If you have blurring of vision, nausea and see some light flashes it could most probably be due to a migraine. The other causes could be due to hypertension, cardiac diseases, tumors, aneurysms and some metabolic disorders like hyperthyroidism. So, if it persists, please consult your primary care physician for further evaluation. And take OTC naproxen for relief from pain. Ensure to take the medicine after food.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn
Hi thanks for the reply!

I havent had an episode in a few days now -- but i do have PCOS w/metabolic syndrome so what you said was interesting.  The other biggie is im on a cocktail of meds for MDD/anxiety.

there were no light flashes, or blurry vision. it was like a sharp twang (kind of like a pain shock) above my eyebrow and then gone and then 6 mins later it would hit again. Maybe 2-3 times total a few days last week -- no occurances so far this week.

I may be getting insurance soon too so i will be sure to get to see a neurologist and mention it to my pcp :)

Also apparently sleeping it off works too.  Still really strange sensation.
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