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I am a 24 year old male. Basically for the past week I have been having this strange almost pulsing pain in my left temple, diagonal from my eyebrow edge. It literally lasts a split second but happens about 20-30 times a day (no pain when touching my temples). I have experienced it on my right temple as well in the same spot but this has only been a few times and the two sides never hurt together. There is also some left sided neck pain when I tilt/move my head to the left.
I should mention that on the first day it happened, I felt the pain/pulse in my neck as well on the same side and afterwards I felt like my breath had been taken away.
Regarding triggers, it mostly comes on when I stand up, sit down, move my head left to right or move it forward after having it resting against the sofa. The other day I also had the pain 3 times while passing urine after 5 hours of it not happening. Sometimes though I will just be sitting there and experience it. It has not come on with sneezing but sometimes if I cough I will feel it (this is not consistent).
I have had no vomiting/nausea, hearing loss, balance problems or memory loss or confusion. My vision feels slightly hazy but I put this down to tiredness and can't actually tell if it's different for me. I have taken blood pressure readings for the first time in a while and it has been averaging about 155/98 today; a few months ago it would sit at 140/90ish (doctor was not concerned). I have no other diagnosed health problems and am not on any medications.
I am not looking for a firm diagnosis of course but has anyone experienced something like this before? I have looked around online for hours and the only thing I have found that looked similar is ice pick headaches however it doesn't feel like a picking or stabbing pain nor does it make me jolt with the pain, it's just very unpleasant.
Sorry for the long post; any opinions would be greatly appreciated. I really don't want to visit the doctors unless I absolutely have to.
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