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I have suffered many concussions in 13 years of Youth and high school football. I feel that I am just now receiving of the Brunt of the damage that was done. I'm not sure whether to call them aneurysms or extreme headaches or what. But every two to three days I get in in the same pain in my front right temporal lobe exceeds most pain I've ever felt. But today it, It got much worse. Out of no where, what I can only describe to be the core of my brain it started to hurt with an ache and an amount of heat. I just started getting greater and greater until my peripheral vision started to fade as if I were going to pass out, so I stumbled two the bathroom where I had my wife turn on the cold water and that seemed to help after about 5 minutes. I don't really know what I'm looking for, I guess an insight or similar issues?

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Leggs,

Welcome to NeuroTalk.

You may be experiencing vaso spasms. I have them from time to time. They were chronic for a few months then went away. They returned a few weeks ago for a few day. I get them in the same location.

But, it would be worthwhile to call the doctor or a medical advice nurse if your health care plan offers an advice line.

If you can, check your blood pressure when this happens.

If these head aches include any loss of motor control/ unequal smile or nausea or speak difficulties, have your wife take you to the emergency department.
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Leggs,

Welcome to NeuroTalk.

You may be experiencing vaso spasms. I have them from time to time. They were chronic for a few months then went away. They returned a few weeks ago for a few day. I get them in the same location.

But, it would be worthwhile to call the doctor or a medical advice nurse if your health care plan offers an advice line.

If you can, check your blood pressure when this happens.

If these head aches include any loss of motor control/ unequal smile or nausea or speak difficulties, have your wife take you to the emergency department.
Thank you for that information. I don't know if this next bit helps at all but the headaches that come on severely for 30 to 45 seconds and then go away. Todays episode included a new pain in a different part of my brain that surpassed any head pain that I have ever felt. I have been experiencing the 1st type of head pain since 2010 after my last concussion.

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I have suffered many concussions in 13 years of Youth and high school football. I feel that I am just now receiving of the Brunt of the damage that was done. I'm not sure whether to call them aneurysms or extreme headaches or what. But every two to three days I get in in the same pain in my front right temporal lobe exceeds most pain I've ever felt.
Welcome to NT.

What medical care and treatment have you received up to this point for your symptoms? The more information you share will allow other forum members to provide more informed comments.

Regarding aneurysms, they are usually asymptomatic unless the bulge is pressing on areas in the brain. A ruptured aneurysm can be fatal. You may wish to see a specialist to rule this out or receive treatment, especially if there is a family history of cardio vascular disease.
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Welcome to NT.

What medical care and treatment have you received up to this point for your symptoms? The more information you share will allow other forum members to provide more informed comments.

Regarding aneurysms, they are usually asymptomatic unless the bulge is pressing on areas in the brain. A ruptured aneurysm can be fatal. You may wish to see a specialist to rule this out or receive treatment, especially if there is a family history of cardio vascular disease.
Thank you for the warm welcome.

I haven't ​received medical care for quite some time on this issue. I was basically told at my last visit, that these pains could persist indefinitely and if I were ever to experience any of these quick headaches that exceeds the normal pain to schedule an appointment again. Which it has been. But my doctor dosent let me know, per lameness​ terms, of what is going on. What are these quick headaches called? Why does the cold water of the most recent headache seem to help taper it back untill it has ceased? Are there any herbal supplements that can reduce the severity? (That last question may be totally benign.)

Has anyone heard of a case similar to mine?

Any insight is appreciated.

The questions that you asked me were really helpful to get the information out. I'm not exactly sure on what information that I could give would be relevant. So the questions really help.

Thank you again.

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When I had the worst vaso spasms, they would overwhelm me with pain. I have to stop everything and just wait them out. 30 to 45 seconds was a common duration.

They are basically untreatable unless they are due to aneurysm or other severe issues.

Vaso dilator meds can help but taking them constantly is not usually a good idea. Have to checked with a headache clinic ?
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