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Constant headache from middle to bottom of the left side of head, radiating down to left ear. Tried demerol. What to do ?

My dad is having a constant headache from the middle part of his head to the bottom of the left side of his head, with sharp radiating pain down to the back of his left ear. He says it feels like some one is yanking his hair.He randomly has sharp radiating pain,when the pain strikes he winches really bad. A doctor gave him some demerol and something else and it did not easy the pain up. What could this be?
Asked On : Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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Welcome to HCM,

The cause of this type of headache could be due to many causes like tension headache, migraine, cluster headache, or any intracranial space occupying lesion .

Your doctor has prescribed you demerol, which is a narcotic analgesic for pain.

If the pain doesnot subside or symptoms are very much worrisome then consult a neurologist and get one MRI scan for definite diagnosis.

Answered: Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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