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Old 08-21-2012, 05:10 AM   #1
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Mystery pain

Hi, I'm 42. A few weeks back I started getting these shooting pains in the head. Very painful, they last about 5 to 10 seconds. My neurologist thought they were ice pick headaches. However, I discovered that the pain seems to be triggered by my left foot. Left foot, right side of head. All I have to do is lightly brush the side or under the foot and the pain rips through my skull. Oddly, I could be sitting still and get an attack. Last night the pain hit me so frequently I was on the floor crying.

Any ideas? I've also lost about 10 pounds since this started.

Tests done: MRI, CT (both negative). All nutrient levels are normal save for vitamin D, which was a little low, as to be expected.

Thanks!
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
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Re: Mystery pain

Does your neurologist know about the left foot triggering the pain? This seems like some very important information.

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Hi, I'm 42. A few weeks back I started getting these shooting pains in the head. Very painful, they last about 5 to 10 seconds. My neurologist thought they were ice pick headaches. However, I discovered that the pain seems to be triggered by my left foot. Left foot, right side of head. All I have to do is lightly brush the side or under the foot and the pain rips through my skull. Oddly, I could be sitting still and get an attack. Last night the pain hit me so frequently I was on the floor crying.

Any ideas? I've also lost about 10 pounds since this started.

Tests done: MRI, CT (both negative). All nutrient levels are normal save for vitamin D, which was a little low, as to be expected.

Thanks!
D

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:53 PM   #3
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Does your neurologist know about the left foot triggering the pain? This seems like some very important information.
Yes, she does, and looks at like I'm crazy. She has no clue.

So far only magnesium seems to take the edge off enough for me to exist. My mag blood serum came back normal; however, I've read that can be misleading.

 
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