brief, stabbing pain in temple
I have been a headache sufferer for about 5 years now. I've gotten to the point where even the worst headaches that used to knock me out for hours barely faze me anymore (used to them, I suppose). I almost always get the same kind of headache - a migraine, or a tension headache.
However, for the past 4 days I've been experiencing something really different. When I stand up, I experiencce a sharp, throbbing pain in my left temple. It isn't nearly as painful as my usual headaches, but it makes me dizzy. It doesn't happen every time I stand up, and sometimes it happens just when I'm standing. The first day it was the worst - it happened every single time I stood. Yesterday I had the least problems, only experiencing it a few times. Today I woke up feeling pretty bad, and I have pressure on the left side of my head and my neck is tight, as well as having the throbbing pain.
The pain doesn't last long at all. Usually about 3 seconds to 30 seconds. The after affects (slight dizziness) last a bit longer.
Anyone have any idea what this could be? I'm going to try and get in to see my doctor tomorrow, but until then, any insight would be lovely.