I'm seeking ideas about my 15yr old daughter who had no history of headaches. Two weeks ago she started symptoms that happen randomly from each other:
1. flashing lights and grey lines in only right eye for duration of a second or two, dozens of times a day especially evening.
2. Stabbing headache in both temples with duration of 1-4 minutes, started six times a day now up to 12 times/day
3. Throbbing one sided temple headache that last 2-10 minutes, 10 times/day although she is starting to get one a day that last about an hour.
Opthomologist found nothing unusual. Neurologist diagnosed idiopathic stabbing headaches, insisting that she must be mistaken that they last more than a minute--she is not! This doesn't account for the vision disturbances. He said second headache is not migraine. Said aura would not be one eye only. Prescribed Melatonin and Aleve.
The severity of both headaches is increasing and the duration of the throbbing headache is increasing as well.
Anyone know what kind of short term throbbing headache happens a dozen times a day?
What could account for these quick flashes of lights/lines?
Ten weeks of this suffering before returning to the neurologist. This mom is a bit concerned.