I started getting these pains in August 2011 after I had malaria twice. I get these intermittent paroxysms of headache, with radiation into the lower back and upper thigh. These headaches might disappear for a month or two and then it hits me. It starts as a pounding headache with a whooshing sound in my ears, going on to a pumping sensation in the back of my scull and feels like an increase in pressure in my scull. The moment that happens, the pain starts in the upper thigh muscle, a stabbing pain and usually a pain in the middle of my lower back. There is a “pulling” of the left eye, although without definite diplopia. The pain is only there for 10 minutes max and then goes away completely for an hour and comes back, intermittently for up to 6 hours (Sometimes only for an hour). During the headache I have this dull feeling in my head and at times the pain can be so intense that I can’t focus, I can see images but it’s a tad blurry and it’s like I can see words but can’t read them.
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Your concern is regarding the headaches that you are having. From the symptoms it looks like a primary headache like cluster headache or migraine headache. Try OTC medicines like aspirin or acetaminophen. For headache pain that cannot be controlled with pain relievers, antidepressants, beta-blockers, or anticonvulsants may be prescribed. Use a cold compress to the area of pain, rest in a room with little or no sensory stimulation (light, sound, and odors) and withdraw from stressful surroundings.
If still the headaches persist then please consult a neurologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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