Headache in back of head.... Not my regular migraine symptoms.

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   Posted 12/31/2012 6:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had the occasional migraine for most of my life. My mother and grandmother both get em. Seems to be a wonderful family trait, but fortunately for me, I do not get them often at all. However, I have odd headaches in the back of my head sometimes. It started a few years back when I had gall bladder surgery. The pain medication that they would give me would cause a pressure and horrible headache very briefly when they injected it. Only lasted a few seconds, but horribly uncomfortable. I have had this occasionally with medications over the years. But then I have it at weird times. For example, I will be laughing or really happy about something and I will get the rushing sensation and horrible ache in the back of my head. Again, just briefly, but horribly uncomfortable. It is a really strange feeling. Almost like a head rush, but painful and concentrated solely in the lower part of the back of my head. As I said, this has been the case for years. I asked my Dr about it a few years ago, but she just dismissed it, so I assume that all is well, but for the last few days, I have just randomly developed one while sitting around, driving and mostly been woken up with a headache in the same area. Not the rushing feeling so much, but a dull ache from the base of my skull to the middle back of my head. Not brief like before either. A constant ache and almost a pressure. Anyone deal with anything like this?

Post Edited (darryl7575) : 12/31/2012 5:08:14 AM (GMT-7)

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Date Joined Aug 2012
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   Posted 12/31/2012 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had some incidents like this. I had them more when I was on topormax. I only get them now once every 2-3 months.

With mine it would be an intense, isolated pain; like an super hot ice pick beginning shoved into my head for up to 5 mins. Then I would get a breaking sensation and a warm flowing sensation. (for a while this was my favourite headache as it would be gone so quickly). There never seems to be any trigger, they just suddenly happen out of nowhere and leave just as quickly.

I was always worried that it was a breaking blood vessel in my head, but as there never seemed to be aftereffects I didn't focus on them too much. I never got any information on these incident as it was a drop in the bucket of my chronic migraine problem. I also didn't really push for information as I thought I was just imaging this type of headache.

Sorry I can't help out, but it is nice to know that I'm not the only one to get this micro burst of pain.
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