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    Stabbing pain in left temple
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    chippi1 posted:
    Hi, New here and would appreciate any feedback. Have had stabbing pain in my left temple for two days now that is excrutiating and only last a couple seconds, but is on/off constantly all day. After having low blood pressure all my life 90/60 or lower, I have recently been diagnosed with stage 2 hypertension. I started getting dizzy, having nosebleeds, headaches that debilitated me, so I had it checked and it was 165/95, not good. So off to the doc I went who put me on lisinopril, been on about a week now. I did have a TIA back in May and have been on Plavix for that and also have high cholesterol, which I take simvistatin for. I am not a headache person, before the blood pressure started to rise, I rarely, in 45 yrs. got a headache. The headaches I had before the B/P diagnosis and new med were not like this, with that my entire head hurt w pressure. This is sharp, stabbing pains just in the temple. Any ideas???? Thank you
     
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    Timothy Collins, MD responded:
    This could be due to your high blood pressure, or due to an unrelated problem. There is an inflammation/ irritation of the artery in the temple that can cause similar symptoms. Cluster headache can also cause similar pains. You should talk with your doctor about it.
     
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    chippi1 replied to Timothy Collins, MD's response:
    Hi again, Thank you Timothy for the reply. The headaches were due to the high blood pressure. Went to the doctor, she put me on a med and headaches went away, and pressure went down somewhat. Thank you, Chippi


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