hi. im 34 y.o. and have suffered from migraine since i was 11 but it had completely stopped for 2 years now. Recently ive been suffering from allergic rhinitis coz it's spring here in Rome. 4 days ago i started having headaches that starts from the base of the head, radiates towards the left ear and then to the forehead. it's a sharp and throbbing pain, lasting 3-10 minutes then goes away- but then suddenly comes back. i noticed that my neck feels heavy and that when i move my head from side to side i feel a little pain. im not nauseous, no auras, no photosensitivity like what i had with migraine. but im very worried coz i never experienced headaches with neck pain before. at times even sneezing starts the pain! If this is a stiff neck headache, is it possible to last a week? I also carry a big, heavy bag everyday to work, but why only now with the neck pain? And I remember last saturday I drank so much whisky and smoked too (something i havent done for 6mos) can they trigger this kind of headache? or this is just cluster headache? ibuprofen doesnt even work well with my headache..HELP!