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maotto posted:
For several years, I've been getting very short, sharp pains at the back of my head, lasting 1-10 seconds only that come on after:
-bending over
-yelling loud
-coughing
-blowing nose
things like that...
Ive had an mri, nothing odd shows up. my doc wanted to give me pain med, but the pain goes away 100% in about 10 seconds, so meds will not help.
anyone else get these? what is the actual diagnosis? any meds/procedures to help or prevent the onset? i get 5-10 per day and while they dont last long, each is about a 9 out of 10 on the pain scale.
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nyheadache responded:
It could be related to neck muscle spasm. Try isometric neck exercise - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GMxmOYR69E
As far as medications, long-acting prescription NSAIDs, beta blockers, gabapentin and other can help, but first it is worth trying supplements, such as magnesium, CoQ10, Boswellia, and other.
Migralex doc


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