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.

What is it like to have Ice Pick Headache?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
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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What do patients take to treat Ice Pick Headache and its symptoms?

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

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Arthrexin, Confortid, Indocin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(AnalgiPlus, Citodon, Co-codamol) 26 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

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

(Actan, Flunil, Fluxene) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Gabapentin, DOM-Gabapentin, Epleptin) 7 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(APO-Nortriptyline, Allegron, Aventyl) 6 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
2
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Data from patients with Ice Pick Headache, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Ice Pick Headache

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

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dry mouth Tiredness
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Arthrexin, Confortid, Indocin)
How many have tried
4
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Cognitive confusion Dizziness 1 more
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta, Cymgen, Yelate) 1 more
How many have tried
3
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dizziness (vertigo) Liver Enlargement 1 more
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Acetaminophen cream, Alvedon, Atasol-500) 36 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Actan, Flunil, Fluxene) 15 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

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

(APO-Nortriptyline, Allegron, Aventyl) 6 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Bloating Loss of fine motor skills
How many evaluations
2
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Data from patients with Ice Pick Headache, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • 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 30
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 3
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 41
Not Diagnosed 51

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