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   Posted 10/11/2007 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
For quite a few years i have had sudden pain in my head that lasts for just a few seconds. Never thought much of this until other people told me they have never had anything like this. Three years ago I started getting an aura of smelling nicotine with sleep deprivation followed by migraines for several days. Recently i started getting sudden dizziness while sitting at my desk which only lasts a few seconds. I am not sure if these are all related or different issues. I did suffer a concussion about 20 years ago with nerve damage to my ear, but i honestly doubt these are related to that injury. Anyone else have these symptoms?

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   Posted 10/13/2007 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I have not heard of that specific combination of symptoms...but you may have a mixture of headaches. Short, sudden, severe pains could be clusters while the aura symptoms of a migraine are there.
I have had two concussions and I can tell you that anything like that can change the type of headache pains/symptoms. I had some weird ones for a while...I would smell things that weren't there (coffee, tar etc) and I would be very dizzy and at times would pass out.
Have you visited a doctor and what have they said if so?!
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   Posted 10/16/2007 4:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I went to the doctors for the nicotine smell that I get prior to migraines and they wanted to do a CAT scan, but I never did that. I am a bit claustrophobic. The weird thing is I have never smoked and am not around anyone who does so not sure why I would smell nicotine. It is especially bad when I fly and lasts for days prior to the headache.
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