Hi. I am 21 years of age.
Been suffering from headache for about 5 years. To be precise, they aren't even headaches in the proper sense of the word, more like superficial pains in the scalp.
Anyway, about 5 years ago, I started experiencing continuous, hard, pressing "rheumatic" type pain in the forehead area, sometimes almost merging into a kind of "numbness" sensation, typically settling above the eyes, after being exposed to cold air/wind. This would be most prominent actually after being walking in cold wind with head exposed and then suddenly going indoors, into a warm atmosphere. At that time, I had a habit of washing my hair every morning, and then going out with my hair still slightly wet into the cold.
Then, after I had an ordinary cold once, I developed superficial aches all over my scalp, especially at the top of my head - the scalp was even tender to touch, combined with the dull diffuse pain in the forehead. This continued for about 2/3 weeks after the cold has gone.
From then on, I started developing frontal headaches after travelling in public transport where there was air conditioning, open widnows, draughts, aftre getting my hair cut (i.e. going out with moist hair), etc...
Then, almost 3 years ago, in winter, I had a tooth operation ( I had a "double" row of two teeth at the front). The operation itself was fine, but the next day I woke up with that diffuse ache in the forehead again. From then till the present day, the pain became more or less constant. It would get worse after being exposed to wind or cold, or ventilation, etc - even when I would go out in summer at 20C, the pain would worsen in the wind.
After another cold, the pains began to spread all over the scalp, worsened/brought on by the same things. It seemed that after a course of antibiotics, the frontal pain has greatly decreased, and the sensitivity to cold has improved. But over time, it came back again...
Till now, my problem remains exactly the same: superficial aches and pains brought on ny any sudden slightest drop of surrounding air temperature (air current), i.e. ventilation, being in a room with an open window, cold wind, apllying cold water on my forehead, etc. The closest description for these sensations would probably be the word "rheumatic".
Th neurologist I've seen could not make a diagnosis.The MRI scan is normal.
Please help! Does anyone here have/had this problem? Could the fact that I used to go out in cold weather with moist hair have caused this?