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From the description you have given, it seems you have a migraine
. Migraine headaches
are the second most common form of primary headaches affecting more females than males after puberty
. It present with a characteristic pounding pain on one side of the head or on the forehead lasting between 4 to 72 hours and it could be preceded by some symptoms collectively called aura which include visual and hearing disorders that usually last less than an hour. Migraine also is usually accompanied by nausea
, irritation to light and sound. Most migraine sufferers prefer to lie down in calm and less illuminated rooms. Migraine can be chronic occurring in recurrent attacks and with the pounding pain migrating from one side to the other. Persistent pain on one side in recurrent attacks is less likely to be migraine. Treatment includes intake of pain killers and above all modification of lifestyle such as getting some sleep or rest, avoiding identified food stuff that trigger the migraine ( examples that have been identified in other migraine sufferers include cheese, wines and nuts), stopping smoking
, having exercise and increasing fluid intake. You might want to consider visiting your Doctor so as to exclude other primary headaches as well as secondary headaches.
Best regards and hope this helps.