Ice Pick Headache

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What is Ice Pick Headache?

Ice pick headache is characterized by intense piercing pain that strikes without warning and generally lasts 1 to 10 seconds. The stabbing pain usually occurs around the eye but may be felt in multiple sites.

Common symptoms reported by people with Ice Pick Headache

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What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Ice Pick Headache

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Insomnia (4) Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Arthrexin, Confortid, Indocin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Ice Pick Headache (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(AnalgiPlus, Citodon, Co-codamol) 26 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Actan, Flunil, Fluxene) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Benedorm, GNC Melatonin, Kirkmann Melatonin) 20 more
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Ice Pick Headache (1) Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with Ice Pick Headache, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Ice Pick Headache

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Dry mouth Tiredness
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Insomnia (4) Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Arthrexin, Confortid, Indocin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Ice Pick Headache (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Cognitive confusion Dizziness 1 more
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Ice Pick Headache (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Dizziness (vertigo) Liver Enlargement 1 more
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(AnalgiPlus, Citodon, Co-codamol) 26 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Cranky
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Cyclobenzaprine, Amrix, Fexmid) 3 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Drowsiness
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Actan, Flunil, Fluxene) 15 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Double vision (diplopia) 4 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Benedorm, GNC Melatonin, Kirkmann Melatonin) 20 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Ice Pick Headache (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Vivid dreams
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Ice Pick Headache (1) Insomnia (1)

Data from patients with Ice Pick Headache, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Ice Pick Headache on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 22
30s 25
40s 29
50s 31
60s 11
70+ 0

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

83% Females
17% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 26
20-29 years 16
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 12
50-59 years 4
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 42
Not Diagnosed 51

These charts show data from Ice Pick Headache patients who have completed their condition history
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