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Severe Headaches - doctors indecisive

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 31, 2009
  • 08:31 PM

I am 17, female. For a few weeks I have been suffering from extremely painful, throbbing headaches. They typically last about three minutes and occur 1 - 7 times a day, at no specific times or intervals. The pain is always my right side, and radiates from around my temple. When they occur I generally just lie down and wait them out.

MRI turned out normal. The doctor thought it was cluster headaches except I am not restless and the headaches are too short. He's at a bit of a loss. Can anyone help identify what this is?

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  • Are you coming into contact with strongly scented candles or air freshners? These give me migraine.
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  • Nope - No candles or air fresheners or anything of the sort. From what I can tell, there really aren't any specific triggers.
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  • Interesting... maybe a paroxysmal hemicrania? I heard they can mimic cluster headaches.
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  • Interesting... maybe a paroxysmal hemicrania? I heard they can mimic cluster headaches.What is a paroxysmal hemicrania?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 13, 2009
    • 02:07 AM
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  • What is a paroxysmal hemicrania?*bump*Again, what IS a paroxysmal hemicrania? Anybody?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 18, 2009
    • 07:12 AM
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