Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: Pain in my head ( No Answer,   6 Comments )
Subject: Pain in my head
Category: Health > Conditions and Diseases
Asked by: samdaman-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 04 Oct 2006 19:20 PDT
Expires: 12 Oct 2006 19:47 PDT
Question ID: 770883
I am 21 male 6 feet and 150 pounds. I am in University during
mid-terms and I have a busy schedule. I have severe shots of pain in
the right tempal area. What is this due to and how do stop it? It has
been happening for 24 hours now, but has never before. They last for
2-10 seconds, but sometimes a dozen times in a minute and
rarely only several for 10 min. I have taken two "Tylenol 2"s today.
Am I overreacting or should I go to doctors? Is it from speaking on a
cell phone?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Pain in my head
From: frankcorrao-ga on 04 Oct 2006 19:39 PDT
It might be nothing, but you will want to find that out from a
physician.  This is not the right forum for acute medical advice.
Subject: Re: Pain in my head
From: probonopublico-ga on 04 Oct 2006 22:35 PDT
Frank is right: see a doctor soonest.

But, if you suspect your cell phone ...

(Interesting theory)

Why not stop using it for a few weeks as an experiment?

(C'mon you KNOW that you can do without it for a few weeks.)

Here's to Your Better Health!

Subject: Re: Pain in my head
From: stanmartin1952-ga on 05 Oct 2006 00:32 PDT
I find that spectacle frames can cause a lot of pain on your ear.
Subject: Re: Pain in my head
From: stressedmum-ga on 06 Oct 2006 04:37 PDT
the three things that cause nasty headaches with me are: not drinking
enough water. Deydration causes severe headaches. (If you aren't sure
if you're deydrated, check the colour of your urine. It should be very
pale in colour. If is a definite yellow colour, then chances are
you're slightly dehydrated.
2) Working a long time at my computer with the screen brightness up
too high. I was fortunate just to have headaches. My poor older sister
went off and had all sorts of brain scans because she was having such
severe pains and difficulties seeing. Then someone mentioned about her
screen brightness and voila! no more headaches.
3) IF I am sickening for the flu, I'll get short sharp pains in my head. 

Plus, if I have a long chat on my mobile phone (that's an Australian
cell phone) I get dizzy. So I don't have long chats anymore. Don't
underestimate the risk of the mobile phone.

Finally, if you are suddenly having headaches/pains that you can't
explain and they're worrying you, then you are not overreacting if you
go and get this checked out by a doctor. Go on, phone now. But not on
your cell phone!
Subject: Re: Pain in my head
From: thiraw-ga on 10 Oct 2006 21:11 PDT
My differential diagnoses for your condition are as following:
1. Tension headache: Typical feature is two-sided headache, but
one-sided can be found. It should be like dump pain. Tylenol or NSAIDS
should be okay for treatment.
2. Migraine: it is likely to be yours as one-sided headache. it may be
trobbling in nature, some people may have "aura": i.e. lighting in
their vision or blurred vision for a short period. Please avoid
smoking, alcohol, coffee/tea, caffeine containing beverages. It is
okay to take tylenol 2 caps every 4-6 hrs as needed. If not resolved,
try NSAIDS like brufen or naproxen.
3. Cluster headache: it should be severe with tearing, flushing at
face. Less likely to be yours.
Hope this helps.
Thira Woratanarat MD, MMedSc, DHFM
Subject: Re: Pain in my head
From: samdaman-ga on 12 Oct 2006 19:47 PDT
Thanks a lot doctor Thira, I appreciate your advice, I actually think
it was that Cluster headache or a migraine cause the eye on my right
side would tear up a lot, but luckily (knock on wood) its passed,
lasted several days but than disappeared. Thanks againg take care.

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy