Post Edited (rightcoastsurf) : 12/16/2006 4:23:11 PM (GMT-7)
Sorry to hear you are going through this right now! Where exactly is your pain at--is it one sided and is it in a specific location? Also, when you notice the blood shot eye, do you notice any changes with your nose--watery/congestion, also any watering from your eye?
I think I gathered from your post that you say it is coming in short attacks lasting seconds and reoccuring several times daily?
I don't suffer from headaches that match the symptoms you are describing, but if you give me a few more details may be able to toss out a few ideas or some others may come along who have some ideas..I think it is a very good idea that you and your mom are going to see a neurologist for what is happening with your headaches. I would try to find one that specializes in headaches or a headache clinic as they can more accurately determine what exactly is going on and are up to date on treatments that are available...
Not a doctor or a major headache sufferer here, but I came across your post and went through what appears to be the exact same thing. It was a shooting pain right behind my left ear it would come in pulses and then would go away for a couple of days. It got to the point where it was almost debilitating. What it ended up being was my wisdom teeth were impacted and pinching a nerve as they started coming in. Got the wisdom teeth taken out and haven't had the pain since (that was about 4 years ago). Hope this helps 'cause I see you mentioned that you had an impacted molar, if it is on the same side this may be the case. But, please see a doctor to make sure and get this taken care of the right way.
I've had those jabbing pains since I was a teenager (I'm 41 now). It feels like someone is stabbing me with an ice pick. For a very long time the pains would be on the right side of my head, behind my ear. The muscles connect to the skull at that point. I would get several sharp pains, then I knew a migraine was on the way. For a long time, those muscle were knotted up behind my ears, filling like big bumps. I took a muscle relaxer frequently, but the bumps didn't go away for a long time. Eventually, I started to get the jabbing pains all over my head. The pain is so sharp, I automatically grab my head and freeze until the pain passes, usually a minute or less. I've had an MRI and a CAT scan, but neither one showed any noticible problem.
There is a post from a few days back that you might want to read.