Posted 6/12/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -6)
Dear Eve, welcome. There are several thoughts that I would have about this; my youngest son was around 5 when he started having migraines. There are types of migraines that are intense short stabs of pain too, but as a Mom, and in my mind, I would not try to diagnose a 5 year old, nor do I think it good idea to even suggest that it may, or may not, be something.
My advice to you would be to call his pediatrician and make an appointment; maybe it's nothing more than a nerve firing, but you need to have it checked by his Dr.