August 29, 2009 5:28 PM Subscribe
Focal headache. How much should I be concerned?
posted by kldickson to Health & Fitness (16 answers total)
After my folks and I went to dinner, I noticed on the drive back that there was an area of pain about 2 inches in diameter above my right temporal lobe just to the side of the central fissure. It was very mild pain which lasted for about 15 minutes. I observed no other neurological abnormalities - no slurred speech, no vision problems, nothing.
My neurological knowledge indicates that this 1) is not a typical headache because it is unilateral and focal and not on the entirety of my head and 2) because it is focal, may or may not be indicative of either a meningeal issue or a cerebral issue.
I'm not sure whether I should be worried about this. My first impulse is that, because the pain was relatively mild, I shouldn't be, but the headache was abnormal.