yes and i get them all the time actually. I have been seeing a neurologist, I had and MRI w and w/o contrast and an MRA both of which came back negative. They started off being like once in a great while. Then out no where they started hitting me like 10-30 times a day (after a stressful month). From all that I started suffering from anxiety, stress, and now ever twinge of pain freaks me out. I don't know what to do...about my stress and anxiety and constantly think of that I have some kind of cancer. I am relieved that no tumors or anything scary was found. But there just these aches and pains i get all over my body. Sometimes in my chest(recent), in my GI(been going on over a year). I never used to suffer from anxiety, fear, or stress. Now all of a sudden I am a victim. For your head pains Hazel I can tell you mine are more provoked by stress and anxiety but unfortunatley the doctors have no clue what cause them. -primary- stabbing headaches and pains are considered benign though. Somtimes now mine will be just a dull ache in the spot I normally get them for hours. But the actual stabs have been less. My sugg estion is if they continue to worsen you should see a neurologist, but do your research for a good doctor. There are unfortunately some who just plain suck. I have found a really caring and good neurologist after seeing one who seemed to care less. If an MRI is suggested request an MRA also and find a place who uses a neuro-radiologist and has an MRI of 1.5tesla or higher. these were tips of my neurologist.