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WKennon posted:
I get this breif stinging sensation in my head at least once every few days and sometimes more than once a day. It only last for a few seconds, and varies in degrees of pain, but sometimes it's enough to stop me for a moment. It can happen anywhere in my head, but usually it's on the sides and happens especially when I'm lying down.

It's been happening for years now, and I had a catscan about a year ago for sinusitis, but it was happening long before that. They didn't find anything serious in the catscan and I didn't think to mention it, but now I'm wondering if it's normal. I thought that maybe it was a female thing considering I'm a 20 year old healthy female. I don't take any medication. I'm not overweight. I don't drink, smoke, or do any other sort of drug. When I mentioned it to my mother though she had no clue what I was trying to explain to her. So I decided to see if anyone on here might have a clue what I'm talking about before I pay to go to a doctor.
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sapphire9856 responded:
Hi, it sounds like you are having the same symptoms as myself. my post is below yours under"pain on side of head", I have been wondering the same thing as what could be wrong with me. I am not having any other symptoms, so I really didn't want to go to the dr. to have an mri. but what you describe is really more of what i am feeling, you just described it better. are you having any other symptoms? let me know if you figure what is wrong with you.
 
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WKennon responded:
Hello... No I don't have any other symptoms other than sometimes I'll get a mild headache after it happens, but not every time. I'll let you know if I find anything out. I've been searching everywhere online and haven't found anything that sounds right. I may end up going to a doctor anyway. It has to be happening for a reason, pain is supposed to tell you something is wrong so obviously something is wrong. Major or not, I don't like not knowing what it might be. When I was seventeen I started noticing it, but I shrugged it off because it wasn't that bad, but it seems like it's gotten a bit worse over the years so now I really want to know what it is. None of my family memebers seem to know which has really got me asking because before that I thought it was something normal.
 
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sapphire9856 responded:
Hi, I had to get up a little early because my head hurt so bad from laying on it. I might eventially go to the dr. but, sometimes i am afraid that they will think it is in my head (litterally) I have been seen before for migraines, this though is nothing like that. I am like you also, very healthy, don't smoke, drink, drugs, healthy weight, blood pressure is good. I have looked online and can't find anything either. my daughter is also a nurse and she has no idea either (that doesn't help) you are the first one that i have found that has the same symptoms. so maybe soon one of us will be able to help the other. Have a good day!
 
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lisahauer09 responded:
It sort of sounds like you may have a pinched nerve in your neck maybe.
 
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cindyatmb64 responded:
I just found this by searching the internet. I too am having an abnormal stinging sensation in my head. Right now it is on the right side forehead. It does concern me, because I had blood clots in my head in 2011. I do have migraines, but right now it is just the stinging. After having the serious health issues this does make me nervous. I can't afford to go to a neurologist right now. I was hoping to find some possible reasons online. Not looking for the worst...actually hoping to ease my mind.
 
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jamaria25 replied to lisahauer09's response:
you might of just helped me I wake up with severe stinging and because I have a plate in my neck I am now thinking that a pinched nerve may be possible. this morning it was so bad that I almost called an ambulance because I got very nauseas and I also have a stent I am going to speak to my neurologist when I go because that could also be causing my migraines which I get more than 15 times a month. thank you


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