I've had migraines for 13 years, usually associated with hormonal changes each month.
In Oct 2016 I started getting shooting/stabbing pains in left temple. They were so painful, like someone had stuck a javelin in my head. Happening up to 13 times a day. I'd started on Methotrexate for Rheumatoid arthritis two weeks previously.
GP, worried about temporal arteritis, put me on high dose prednisone and I had a temporal artery biopsy which was negative.
Pains continued, but less frequent and only half so painful. I came off Methotrexate (apparently known to make migraines worse). Things improved, but was still getting the odd stabbing pain.
Last few months my migraines have been less severe, but the stabbing pains are more frequent, every day or all day. Sometimes it's just a niggly pain there all day.
Don't know whether this is migraine related or not, my migraines often start in the same place. Sumatriptan works for my migraines, but not always for this pain. I'm 52 so hormone levels all over the place and wonder if this could be causing it as hormone levels dropping seems to trigger my monthly migraines.
GP referring me to a neurologist, bit worried what it could be. Anyone had anything similar?