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Dr. Gehring
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Experience:  Doctor of internal and general medicine self employed
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 1 year ago.

Hi Lizzy,

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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi- I just sent a detailed question- do you have it?
Customer: replied 1 year 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:  Dr. Gehring replied 1 year 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 1 year ago.
Okay - It doesn't feel like sharp nerve pain so more likely a cluster headache- how do you treat that?
Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 1 year ago.

With oxygene, Verapamil or triptanes like Sumatriptan.

Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 1 year ago.

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

Expert:  Dr. Gehring replied 1 year ago.

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

If my answer was helpful please don't forget tor rate positively, because that's the way we get credit for your help. If something is still not clear, feel free to ask!