Now that I have read about them, I think that I have had ice pick headaches. I am surprised though that they are so-called primary headaches, i.e. that they are sui generis, and not a function of some other underlying problem. I think I will send this bit now, and forward more text in short chunks lest I once again see my efforts erased by the software!
I don't think I could take indomethecin because of its impact upon the GI system. I have Barrett's esophagus, and could not manage medication which will exacerbate reflux etc. I have also had suspected detaching retina, and have had to have laser surgery to repair a retnal tear. I was sent to stroke clinic after emergency admission, when I woke up one morning and for about a minute or so could not experience normal vision in one eye. Couldn't see the external world from the one eye, just a reddish image of the small blood vessels of the eye itself. But vision came back after the minute.
I am also about to be examined for possibility of polycythemis vera. The Barrett's, the acute gingivitis, extreme itching after shower, and other things suggest I might have it. It appears my mother may have had pv. It seems that my ankles, feet, and wrists are also now damaged by some kind of inflammatory arthritic process, and this too is being investigated.
I should have added that I do NOT take any proton pump inhibitor medication. Talk about headaches!! It took my two weeks to get over the headache I experienced from the Nexium. So, after half a year on it, I gave it up. And although I have to deal with the Barrett's symptoms, this is preferable to the incapacitation occasioned by the Nexium.
I am a professional, and while these symptoms affect my work to a certain degree, they are preferable to the side effects of the medications.
I commenced this inquiry because I wondered whether the headaches were somehow related to the inflammatory processes which seem to be at play with the other problems/symptoms!
I would really like to add something to your remuneration, but cannot get back to the screen which allows me to do that.