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Episodes of extreme pain in skull, explodes and spread. Leaves immobilized, distorted, black vision. Cause?

For a couple of weeks I have had on and off episodes. When moving my head from side to side, simply getting the hair out of my eyes, I have experienced extreme, sharp pain that starts at the base of my skull a few inches behind my left ear and it shoots to the top of my skull and explodes and spreads. The episodes last only a couple of seconds but during that time I am imobilized and have a sudden distorted and sometimes black second or two of vision . What could be the cause?
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.
The symptoms are suggestive of neuralgic pain.
Medications such as pregabalin or carbamazepine would be helpful in relieving the symptoms.
You may get MRI scan of brain done to rule out any secondary causes for your symptoms.
Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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Answered: Fri, 28 Jun 2013
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