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"ice Pick" Headaches

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 2, 2006
  • 09:18 PM

Hi -
Has anyone out there heard of these "ice pick" headaches? Idiopathic stabbing headaches is what my Neurologist called them. Went to the Neuro yesterday for strange sudden stabbing pains to the head that accmpanies the other symptoms I posted under shooting head pains-fainting. Only thing he could come up with without any tests is that they sound like "Ice pick" headaches, which I'm assuming I can't take anything for, because the pain comes & goes so suddenly/quickly that there's no time for any headache meds. He told me that normally they are not accompanied the other symptoms I'm having though (dizzy, weakness, fainting). Have an EEG scheduled tomorrow (I was told that monitors brain activity). MRA & MRV with and without scheduled for Monday.

Any information/input anyone has on any of the above would be appreciated.

Thank you!

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