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I've had three of these now. Thank god they are brief or I would actually injure myself in an attempt to stop them. One woke me up in the night, the other two were before bed. It's on one side and I've never felt pain like it (including during childbirth). I find it hard to describe, maybe the nearest is a description of nerve pain. It's a white hot pain on one side, from about temple to jaw that is hard to explain just how intense it is. I don't really suffer from headaches but when I've had them I've wanted stillness and dark. These headaches have had me rocking and pacing like a mad woman, a bit out of it. I can't stay still and dh said I even resorted to banging my head at one point. Little warning they are about to happen and go in about 20min with or without pain relief, afterwards I'm left with a feeling like I've been kicked in the head. Tender and bruised feeling.
Does this description fit anything that anyone else has had? They've been pretty scary experiences. I'm fit and healthy with no history of any medical conditions or headaches beyond what would be considered normal and infrequent. I'm 32 weeks pregnant though.
Gorey, I was a little freaked at the first because two girls I teach have viral meningitis (they're ok now and recovering fine). Just as I get to the point of going somewhere as an emergency they stop.
Yy to dioralyte but dehydration headaches don't just go. You need to get to docs and get blood pressure checked. I am a lifelong headache sufferer. Mine are mostly caused by sinusitis or low blood sugar. Having a lot of success with tiger balm and Olbas oil presently
I've just looked that up, thank you. The picture of the nerves are in the exact places I've describe the pain. I've booked both doc and dentist and got midwife next week too so I will ask all. I once had a series of milder pains in the same place about two years ago, but nowhere near as intense.