This has been happening for about 3 years now. 99% of the time, I'm fine, but occasionally, out of the blue, this weird tense, burning, aching pain starts on the right side of my head. It comes for about 2-5 seconds, then goes straight away. Then about a minute later, it hurts again for a few seconds. It does this for a while, like maybe 30 minutes to an hour (usually), then goes, sometimes for ages, like months and months, and sometimes for just a couple of hours before it's back, but it always eventually goes away completely for ages.

No other symptoms are present, just this weird pain. It's hard to describe the pain, it isn't sharp or stabbing or throbbing, and it isn't dull. The best way to describe it is "burning". It's very annoying and feels horrible.

I've been suffering from migraines for years, but this sensation is nothing like a migraine so I have kind of ruled that out. I am quite an anxious person, so maybe that could be it? It does feel kind of tense around my right temple, but I didn't think tension headaches felt like this.
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replied October 23rd, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. This is manifestation of migraine and if it is recurrent you need prophylaxis . There are many options. Consult your neurologist and let them decide what is best for you.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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