Cluster headache, Ocular or Ice pick ?
Last updated: November 2021
I started getting what i called ice pick pain in my mid 20s after being dx with fibromyalgia. The dr told me is was normal. By my mid 30s it changed to ocular migraines now I'm 44 and they tell me its cluster headaches. I went to the e.r. about a week ago to get help before I pulled my eye out or bash my head in.
They tried the usual benadryl and topamax, it did not work. I do not usually react this way to my headaches,iI am so used to pain I just push through them as quickly as I can.
This one was different. While I taked to the nurse I told him I used to get icepick headaches when I was younger. He smiled ever so nicely and saids they are the same thing.
Im going back to the neurologist in about 10 days. What can I expect? Last time he told me migraines and fibromyalgia go together there is nothing he can do.
Are the family and friends you will be seeing this holiday season understanding about migraine?