Sharp pain on the R side of the head? Tender to pressure?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@LynnSnow:  I’m so sorry you are in pain! However, it is important to remember that humans are notoriously poor at locating the origin of pain. Often, we feel pain in a certain area when the cause is rooted somewhere totally different. You may not be able to locate the source because the cause is in your back or even stomach.

I encourage you to go to the doctor! Hang in there.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@LynnSnow:  you poor thing! I’m a migraine sufferer also so I’m no stranger to head pain. But yeah definitely doesn’t sound like a classic migraine. PP had a great point about the real location of pain being difficult. I would grab an ice pack and a tall glass of ice water, try to get some sleep and make a dr appointment for Monday. Just to check. Because that is really weird.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@LynnSnow:  I’m a bit paranoid, but if I were in your shoes, I’d be heading to a walk-in clinic stat. We have a free 1-800 number where I live that you can call and speak to a trained nurse right away to determine whether you should go to the hospital, clinic, or not. Do you have something like that where you’re from?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i get something like this. on the back of my head, the right side, at the base of my head. the last neurologist i saw did a CT scan and an MRI, and it didn’t show anything. but whenever the headache/migraine hits, that one spot gets super tender. i think it’s just a nerve that’s super sensitive.

i agree with PP’s- go see a doctor asap. it could be a pinched nerve, or it could be something else.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@LynnSnow:  one other thing i just thought to mention- if you do get it checked out and everything seems “fine” I would recommend a chiropractor. My migraines became few and far between after I had been getting adjusted for a long time and the top of my spine was aligned (it had been pressing on my brain stem in a funky way because my spine was curved like an S instead of being normal lol) It could be something like that where your spine is pressing on some nerve or something. Feel better!! Please update if you find out anything.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@LynnSnow:  also what do you take for your migraines? imitrex?

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@LynnSnow:  i’ve used a heating pad and gotten some relief. it might be worth a try. alternate having it on and off- 20 minutes with it on, 20 with it off, 20 on, 20 off and so on.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@LynnSnow:  that’s what I take too and it’s usually super effective! Even more reason to believe what you’re experiencing is not a migraine. Feel better!

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