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10 seconds of ***l, relax, repeat

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 3, 2007
  • 02:20 AM

for about 6 months now i've been having a pains in the side of my head just behind my temple, always the same exact spot. it starts out very sudden... forget stabbing, this is gunshot... lasts about 10 seconds and disappears as quick as it came. there is NO pattern as to where, when, what food i ate, drank, stress, heat, cold, day, night, asleep or awake, no apparent connections. sometimes it's only one, the worst has been 16 in about 3 hours. as much as 3 weeks between them. they've gotten much worse in the last couple weeks and i broke down last week and went to a doctor (that takes a lot for me) they told me they are cluster headaches... gave me "topamax", i went 4 days without one, (not uncommon) and then a string of them, just as painful as before. I was looking up cluster headaches, my symptoms don't match them at all that i can see, my ONLY symptom are these ***n headaches. I'm almost ashamed to say that the pain was so great on the last three (today) that I fell to the floor in tears. i am a construction worker and am now afraid to drive, carry equipment or climb a ladder, and many of my other daily activities for fear i may injure myself or someone else, i need to get this fixed, has anyone ever heard of anything like this?

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  • for about 6 months now i've been having a pains in the side of my head just behind my temple, always the same exact spot. it starts out very sudden... forget stabbing, this is gunshot... lasts about 10 seconds and disappears as quick as it came. there is NO pattern as to where, when, what food i ate, drank, stress, heat, cold, day, night, asleep or awake, no apparent connections. sometimes it's only one, the worst has been 16 in about 3 hours. as much as 3 weeks between them. they've gotten much worse in the last couple weeks and i broke down last week and went to a doctor (that takes a lot for me) they told me they are cluster headaches... gave me "topamax", i went 4 days without one, (not uncommon) and then a string of them, just as painful as before. I was looking up cluster headaches, my symptoms don't match them at all that i can see, my ONLY symptom are these ***n headaches. I'm almost ashamed to say that the pain was so great on the last three (today) that I fell to the floor in tears. i am a construction worker and am now afraid to drive, carry equipment or climb a ladder, and many of my other daily activities for fear i may injure myself or someone else, i need to get this fixed, has anyone ever heard of anything like this?could it be a pinched nerve in your neck causing referred pain at it's ending or something like that? That almost sounds like nerve pain right there, it probably only happens when the neuron starts misfiring...........
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 17, 2007
    • 04:46 AM
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  • I have to agree with you. It sounds like nerve pain.could it be a pinched nerve in your neck causing referred pain at it's ending or something like that? That almost sounds like nerve pain right there, it probably only happens when the neuron starts misfiring...........
    birdie 40 Replies
    • November 12, 2007
    • 03:42 AM
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  • Dear construction worker:My 13 year old daughter has similar symptoms that started a week ago.. Her doctor said it is 'Seizure Headaches' and she has started taking TOPAMAX also.. Too early to say if it has any impact.. For her - The headache comes every 15 to 20 mins and lasts about a minute.. Pls let me know if you found any other cure yet for your conditionSuresh
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 4, 2008
    • 00:56 PM
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  • wow this sounds so much like cluster headaches- i so hope they're not.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2008
    • 11:20 AM
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