I get a shooting pain in both the left and right sides of my head, towards the front. The pain lasts no longer than one minute or so and is not that intense, although it is uncomfortable. It has been happening for about three weeks, around 1-2 times daily and at no set times. I have mild myopia and wear galsses when I drive, although I have found that when i am tired my eyesight does worsen. I have not changed my diet recently, although for around 2 months I have started to use the gym and regulate my calorie intake, as well as taking protein supplements. I have not noticed any cognitive decline - I have a very intellectually demanding job - a computer analyst - which can be very stressful at times. I am concerned that these pains may be an indicator that something serious could be about to happen or maybe I am focussing on this too much. Can you suggest a possible cause or course of action? Thanks in advance.
If you are experiencing myopia you should always wear glasses... not only when driving. It seems that the headache you describe is due to myopia and not wearing your prescription glasses. Additionally, according to your height, age and sex it seems that you are overweight. You can decrease your calorie intake; it you may not need protein supplements --- only vitamins and minerals. You can also increase physical activity.
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