I, too, am experiencing a weird pressure pain on the left side of my head from just above my ear to almost base of skull. It came on suddenly last evening, Friday, 4/6. As I got out of the car the pain hit me hard enough that I grabbed my head. I came in, wondering about it, but just took care of my pets and watched tv. Since it is a strange new pain, I didn't want to take anything for it yet. I have RA and take myriad meds! But I couldn't sleep, so took 1/2 a hydrocodon about 2:15. Slept well, got up about 8, no pain. Then about 3 hours ago, back it came. I feel like I'm being hit w/a bag of nickels every few seconds. So I've been on the Internet rather than go to an ER, hoping for enlightenment. Spine problems have been mentioned a lot, which for me, is very possible. I've had deteriorated discs and have a titanium rod in my lower spine. Someone suggested gabapenten, so I took one. I'll see one of my doctors Monday, but any ideas till then would be so appreciated that I'll tell the Easter bunny to drop off plenty of cadbury eggs for you! Wine and chocolate, the great healers!