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What causes sharp head pain causing dizziness and fainting?

getting shocking pains through my head that make me dizzy and blackout its like two at a time quick joults that are very painful they come about every couple minutes its not a headact or migraine been going on for awhile now and every day gets worse
Mon, 26 Mar 2018
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Neurologist 's  Response
Hello,

Your symptoms could be related to ice peak headache, which a benign type of headache. Trigeminal neuralgia or other types of neuralgia cannot be excluded too.

I would like to know the exact location of the pain? Is it triggered by eyes opening, eating or laughing?

I recommend consulting with a neurologist for a physical exam. A brain MRI and some blood lab tests (complete blood count, PCR, sedimentation rate) are needed too.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Aida Quka
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