I am sorry to hear you are experiencing this type of headache. I don’t have this type of headache, but I’m hoping some other members will chime in with their experiences. In the meantime, I’m attaching an article about Ice Pick headaches. https://migraine.com/living-migraine/ice-pick-headaches
Peggy (Migraine.com team)
My dad had a few episodes of ice pick headaches when he was in his mid-late 80’s. The first time we went to E.R. And had a cat scan. The next 2 episodes we didn’t do anything because the pain was very brief (although quite severe and sudden).
Holly Harding Moderator & Contributor
You were so right to take your Dad in that first time he experienced it. We always encourage folks to seek medical treatment/evaluation if they are feeling something that is new/different. So sorry that he experienced multiple episodes- it can be a shocking kind of pain, for sure. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Warmly, Holly (migraine.com team).