Posted 8/27/2009 12:05 PM (GMT -6)
Welcome to Healing Well. It sounds like it could be Primary Stabbing Headache to me! I am not a Doc and cannot diagnose, but from my personal knowledge of Headaches these type of headaches can be quite severe although lasting seconds and can happen many times a day.
Personally I get these sort of headaches as part of my Hemicrania Continua - they often run alongside! Unless these headaches become a nuisance to the extent they interfere with your daily life, there is nothing that you can really do about them as they do not last long enough to treat.
However, should they become a problem, my best advice would be to see a Neurologist who specialises in Headache and discuss taking Indomethacin with him/her, as this is usually the most effective treatment for this condition. For more information about different types of rare headache visit www.ouchuk.org There is some great information on that site!!