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Was the headache on Thursday on the same side of the head? Is there any tenderness when you touch the side of the head?
It was on the same side of the head. It was very very tender on Thursday (during the headache), now I think the tenderness is mostly gone. I would say where it was 10 out of 10 on Thursday, now the tenderness is probably 1 out of 10
also, if I touch that side of the head with my hand I would get lingering tenderness
I hope that makes sense. I am trying to describe it as close as I feel it
Not sure if the answer has gone through.
What is your age?
That would be a little young for temporal arteritis. ..though it should be a consideration.
I also should mention that for about 2 years now I have had a pain in my neck. It is not relieved by massage or anything. Not sure if it is related but I wanted to point out
Are you pretty healthy otherwise?
yes, other than this yes
Some neck conditions can migrate into the muscles of the head and trigger migraines or tension headaches.
You might also consider that migraines and other headache syndromes with facial pain typically involve the trigeminal nerve, which can be very painful and lingering.
do you think I should go see a doctor urgently or just wait and see how it goes
These headaches are often managed with preventative medications.
The main risk with temporal arteritis is vision loss on the affected side, so seeing an eye doctor would be a helpful precaution.
Otherwise, if you are feeling better overall, you could make a follow up appointment with your GP or a neurologist to manage your neck pain and headache syndrome.
You're welcome. Hope all works out for the best for you.
I guess I was just worried that because it was going numb that I would be loosing cells or something
No, though that would suggest nerve irritation. This is usually very temporary. :-)
understood. Thank you for your help
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