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Who gets ice pick headaches?

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You’re more likely to get ice pick headaches if you’re prone to migraines or cluster headaches. But you could get them even if you don’t normally have migraines. People usually first notice them between the ages of 45 and 50.

From: Ice Pick Headaches WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Less Frequently Encountered Headache Types,”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Headache: Hope Through Research.”

National Headache Foundation: “Case Studies in Headache Archive: Icepick Headache.”

American Headache Society Committee on Headache Education: “Ice Pick Headaches: The Basics.”

Stanford Health Care: “What Is a Headache Diary?”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Less Frequently Encountered Headache Types,”

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: “Headache: Hope Through Research.”

National Headache Foundation: “Case Studies in Headache Archive: Icepick Headache.”

American Headache Society Committee on Headache Education: “Ice Pick Headaches: The Basics.”

Stanford Health Care: “What Is a Headache Diary?”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 21, 2018

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