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   Posted 7/16/2014 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband (age 43) has just recently started having severe head pain on the side of his head. The pain starts out as pressure similar to a spring pushing against his head, it gradually increases to a stabbing pain/piercing pain. He ends up taking several OTC pain pills, and after a short time it subsides, only to return again a few hours later. These headaches worsen when he smells a strong odor or is lying down.

My husband also suffers from Parkinson's Disease brought on by head trauma as a young adult.

What kind of headache is this and what can be done to help?

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   Posted 7/17/2014 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like a mixture of trigeminal neuralgia and migraine.

Hard to tell though with the parkinson, I would call the doctor and explain what is happening and how often. It is possible to get on a maintance med that may prevent the headaches from occurring.

Best of luck
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