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Continuous soreness in head, thumping in head after waking, occasional sharp shooting pains lasting for few seconds, no history of head injury. Taking ibuprofen, paracetamol. Cause?

my head has been sore now for about 3wks. its always the same place.cant sleep & when i do i wake up with it thumping. sometimes i feel sick with pain, its not migrains as i hade them before.but not for years. some times i get sharp pain shoot through my head like some ones stabed me. i double up in pain wen that happens lasting about a few seconds. been taking paracetimals and ibruprofen. i never hit it on anything.thanks
Asked On : Sun, 1 Jul 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear,

In absence of any injury/ trauma, the symptoms as mentioned in your post can be due to:
1. Sinusitis
2. Migraine
3. Tension headache
4. Cluster headache

Management involves:
1. Paracetamol (500 mg to be taken thrice a day) for symptomatic relief.
2. Antibiotics based on culture & sensitivity reports.
3. Steam inhalation
4. Antihistamines like Allegra can also be used.

So, kindly consult your General Physician & start treatment.
Investigations like complete blood count & X ray of para-nasal sinus will be helpful.

Wishing a good health.
Take care.
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