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Old 04-26-2010, 07:29 AM
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New Symptom - Short Bursts of Head Pain

For the last 5 or 6 days, I've been having short (2-5 second) bursts of intense (I'd give some of them a 9) pain at the crown of my head. I'd chalk it up to muscle spasms, but I don't believe there are any muscles at the very top of the skull. There are times I go hours without one, and at other times they're happening about once a minute on average. When it happens, it feels like the world's shortest migraine, but in a place I've never had migraine pain. I can't find any discussion of anything similar on the web. Has anyone experienced anything like this?
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Old 04-26-2010, 09:22 AM
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The first thing I thought of when I read your post is trigeminal neuralgia.
I had this for a few months, but it was my cheek/neck that was getting the sharp painful moments. It was very painful, and happened without warning. I can imagine how painful this would be in your scalp. For me, it went away as quickly as it came on. Try googling it.
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Old 04-26-2010, 10:05 AM
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I also had tm in my haed, but mine was by jaw and ear. I thought I had an ear infection. Maybe this is what it is jfor you.

Sounds very painful. I hope you get some relief soon.

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Old 04-26-2010, 04:10 PM
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I would talk to my doctor if I was you, myelin.
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Old 04-26-2010, 05:42 PM
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If they feel similar to someone jabbing a needle in your head or driving a nail down through your skull, they may be nerve pains. I used to have them all of the time. (I call them zingers.) I don't have them in my head very much now, instead they've moved to my left big toe. I'll be sitting watching TV and suddenly it'll feel like someone jabbed me with a hot needle. It'll actually make me jump, it's so sudden and intense.

Are you taking anything like Neurontin or Lyrica? They are supposed to help with nerve pain, though I haven't noticed that much of an improvement.
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