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I have, over the last two years, experinced a very sharp, pulsating

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I have, over the last two years, experinced a very sharp, pulsating pain above my right ear. It occurs randomly, with no warning, but the pain is debilitating. I will be absolutely fine one moment, and I suddenly feel this sharp pain. It will last for no more than a minute, then stop. I feel weak afterward, and slightly dizzy. I can feel a blood vessel throbbing above my right ear when this occurs, and nothing seems to help but to just tough it out and let it pass. At first, I thought it was nothing, because it just happened randomly, and I would be fine a few minutes after it passed. However, last night it happened and the pain/pulsating cycled several times over the course of half an hour. Any guidance or help would be greatly appreciated!

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Did you consult doctor for this pain?

Did you have any test?

Did you take any medicine?

Is there any previous illness?

Thank you.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I saw my Primary Care Physician, and was referred to a Neurologist. I have not had time to make that appointment yet. I have no major health issues. I tried Excedrin Migraine, but to no avail. Thanks for your time and assistance!
Did you have migraine issues before?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I have never had migraines. I did have a brief bout with tension headaches as a teenager, but have not had one in over ten years.
Thank you James, for the information.

There can be a few possibilities for the headache.

Ice pick headache can be felt here.

This can last less than a minute.

The pain can be intense.

This type of headache can be related to temporal arteritis, migraine.

It can also be related to anxiety & stress.

As the symptoms are continuing for years, I would also suggest to consult a neurologist.

Indomethacin can be helpful in relieving it.

You need to take a review by doctor for prescription.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Best wishes.
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