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    Could use some advice
    traciq1234567 posted:
    I have been having this strange, startlingly painful THROBBING headache in one spot on the right side of my head, near my temple. It's weird because it just comes on very suddenly, in a really piercing way, and lasts only about 2-3 seconds.
    Sometimes it happens every 30 seconds or so; sometimes I'll go an hour without the sudden THROB -- then it startles me again with its brief intensity.
    A friend suggested that it's pollen, even though it feels nothing like any allergy-related headache I've ever had, and several folks recommended Zyrtek. I figured it couldn't hurt. But it's not doing a thing to touch the headache.
    The inconsistency is troubling, but so is the level of ACHE -- in such a short little spurt of time.
    My boss went right to aneurism -- which made me feel terrific! But truthfully, if I go to a doctor, what's he gonna do?? I don't seem to have any other symptoms except this sporadic throbbing ache.
    NeNe_11 responded:
    If they continue your Dr. can order a brain scan to put you at ease.
    carpetcrawler5 responded:
    It sounds like ice pick headache. I would see a dr.
    mymygraine responded:
    I agree with carpetcrawler5. Go see a headache neurologist. It could be the start of something or it could be nothing. You'll have to lay out a few bucks, but it is worth finding out.

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