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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrHoellering replied 10 months ago.

Hi Lizzy,

I am here to answer your question. What do you want to know?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hi- I just sent a detailed question- do you have it?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Here it is again: I have a headache in the temporal region of my head above my ear. It comes periodically, lasts 1-3 minutes and has been chronic for a week. It's only on one side of my head. It's throbbing as opposed to sharp pain. It's bearable but it comes on suddenly. I do have migraines with aura so wonder if this is related.
Expert:  DrHoellering replied 10 months ago.

No, but I got it now, thank you.

It is not a typical migraine. It may be a cluster headache or a trigeminal neuralgia.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Okay - It doesn't feel like sharp nerve pain so more likely a cluster headache- how do you treat that?
Expert:  DrHoellering replied 10 months ago.

With oxygene, Verapamil or triptanes like Sumatriptan.

Expert:  DrHoellering replied 10 months ago.

It is nothing you treat all alone. If its getting worse and really bothers you, please see a doctor!

Expert:  DrHoellering replied 10 months ago.

Hi, how are you doing today? Do you need more information?

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