Stabbing pain on top right of skull

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keyracoco
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   Posted 7/27/2014 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   
about three weeks ago this jolting, stabbing pain occurred on the top right of my head.  I have had these previously then take a anti-inflammatory and the pain would go away.  This time it stayed, had an injection in the area but no relief. It is very sensitive even to touch my hair in that spot. Laying down on a pillow on right side of my head is impossible as it is so tender on that side!! It would hit every couple of seconds, then every couple of minutes then back to every couple of seconds, and so it continues.  It is very irritating and disabling as one cannot concentrate when having these jabs every couple of minutes. GP ruled out Occipital and any other neuralgia and said it is a nerve on the scalp causing this, thus the injection.  Sometimes it feels as if my ear might have inflammation or my throat when I swallow or drink something, but there is no sign of any upper respitory infection and ear seems fine.
Apparently it is very difficult to pinpoint any specific nerve to be able to sort out this problem or is it something more than just a nerve.
Just wish there would be a definite cause for this and a definite treatment???

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 7/28/2014 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum.

I would make an appointment with a neurologist at a hospital that specializies in Trigeminal Neuralgia.

The sensation in your throat is an indincation of TN. When my TN first coming on. It was mouth pain, nothing wrong with my teeth.
Throat session so intense it would choke me while talking. Tests show nothing wrong.

all the while stabbing electric pain top right side of head.

With in 3 years it progressed to Atypical face pain, TN [my pain radiates from front to back which is rare] and other dx, see my signature.

TN is often misdiagnosed early on.

I wish peace and comfort
Trina
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Be still and know there is Peace.

Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

keyracoco
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   Posted 7/28/2014 10:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for your reply!!!!
Dr prescribed Lyrica seems like it targets nerve pain. Similar to Nurofen that targets muscle pain. But hell the side effects are terrible. I feel like not taking it but should because the discomfort of these jabbing pain and sensitivity on my head is sometimes unbearable.
Seems like it is very hard to pinpoint a specific nerve causing this. Google Lyrica and let me know what you think of it. I have had breast cancer but have been clean now for 6 years. So oncologist prescribed this....
 
Regards
Engela

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 8/4/2014 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I took lyrica early on when trying to find a med that worked. I was up to the limit of 600mg. It did not work for me.

That is NOT to say it won't work for you. I did not have any major side effects from this drug. A few moles popped up, went away when I stopped the drug.

I have multiple head dx and nerve damage which is progressive so it is not surprising it did not work on me.

Try the med for a while, if it does not work, tell the doc and change, you have nothing to loose. All meds have side effects.

Peace
Trina
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Be still and know there is Peace.

Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;
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