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Posted by Bob P (129.65.46.87) on July 27, 2001 at 09:42:51:

In Reply to: clusters to migraines posted by osugrl on July 26, 2001 at 23:28:59:

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Ice-pick headache

This condition is known medically as an "idiopathic stabbing headache." It produces a sudden, brief stabbing sensation anywhere in the scalp or even in the eye. The stab may be isolated or occur repeatedly for a few days. It's not a serious condition and is most common in people who are also migraine sufferers.

November 10, 2000

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