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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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