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?

These charts show data from Ice Pick Headache patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Ice Pick Headache on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 20
30s 25
40s 29
50s 28
60s 9
70+ 0


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 15
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 38
Not Diagnosed 51

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