I woke up last night with a sharp pain on the right side back of my head. It is like a lightning pain that consistently happens about every minute. I am not dizzy or feel ill in any way.
I get this due to a neck strain from looking down at stuff too much, like my phone and computer. It’s from the muscles being so strained it irritates the nerves. That could be it. Regardless it would be worthwhile going to the doc over. Hopefully it’s muscular for you as well and not originating from the actual nerve. If that’s the case, there are of course medications you can take, you just can’t modify your posture and get better.
I experienced a similar thing. Once or twice a day I would get the worst pain ever. Oddly it often started when I was using the restroom. But I was never straining so it made no sense to me. I would literally hold my head as it felt like it would explode. It struck like lightening like you said. After about a month of this... I would have them once or twice a day then not again for a couple days. Then it would start all over. During day or middle of night. There was no correlation with timing etc. my kids finally made me go to the hospital where they did a CTscan with contrast. They did find a small blockage I. One of my arteries to my brain but it isnt bad enough for surgery and they don’t believe that it caused the pain. They actually thought it was a migraine. I didn’t realize there were so many types of migraines. It went away after another month or so and then 6 months later it starts again. I would definitely go to dr or hospital to get it checked out.
It’s just not something you should mess with. The peace of mind you will get from knowing it’s not a stroke or something goes a long way! Lol. Hopefully you will be like me and they will eventually go away or at least not cause constant issues. It’s a scary thing to happen! I wish you all the best!
My mother who is 92 years young is experiencing the same thing and has had numerous CT scans and M.R.I.s and they believe she is having mini strokes due to thickening in her vascular system. This can happen at any age and I had a vascular stroke myself 18 months ago which lead to very serious bone issues where the blood supply was cut off to my bones. She has the lightening pain to her head and at times has had small bleeds behind her eye which has lead to blurred vision. Don't muck around with something like this as it is not normal. It may be something simple which is easily rectified or it may be warning signs of something more complicated. Please have the necessary tests to put your mind at rest and get this problem rectified. Good luck.
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