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Ice pick headaches every few seconds all day
An_252933 posted:
I am getting ice pick headaches in my ear area that last only a few seconds but return a few seconds later. In other words I am in severe, stabbing pain every 10 seconds or so all day long. I cannot function. Can barely speak without wincing. I am a lawyer and this is affecting my work. Can't focus, speak to clients without wincing. It's driving me crazy. Can't sleep for the pain. Don't know what to do. They call these nuisance headaches but this is becoming disabling. Any remedy for this constant stabbing pain that feels like someone is jabbing a pencil in my ear every 10 seconds or so?
rosielou responded:
That is pretty extreme for an Internet solution. I'd get myself to the doctor right away, like first thing tomorrow morning. It might just be a migraine, but maybe not.

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