Head is sore to touch, pain when I move my scalp, and a needle like sensation at times

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 5/28/2007 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
This is a strange head-ache...
I can't touch my scalp as it is sore to do so. If I frown, so as my scalp moves it gives pain on my scalp. It can feel like I am putting a needle to my head.
Is this head pains or tension or?

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Date Joined Sep 2004
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   Posted 5/31/2007 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
rtuk, I experienced this for over 2 months and was out of work because of it. I couldn't get away from the pain. Even my hair touching my face hurt. I went to a neurologist and was told I had trigeminal neuralgia - more of a facial pain. I had mri's and cat scans and bloodwork, ya da ya da ya da and everything came back fine. Finally I saw the PA there - which I'm not too fond of PA's. She was amazing! I didn't have trigeminal neuralgia at all. I have what's called paroxysmal hemicrania - you can google that. I tried a couple different meds, but what finally worked was Effexor. She says you have to break the cycle of pain wit something first - Effexor - and you should be golden!  It's been 4 weeks and I haven't had the pain or sensitivity. It's WONDERFUL to finally be free of it! Hope that helps you at least start somewhere!
    Good luck! tongue

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