I almost posted under the thread about Neurological Symptoms... But since this is a specific question, I decided to start a new one. OK, so: I have FMS. I get migraines. I get muscle spasms. And I get trigger points. I've had headaches since I was 12 years old. (36 now) But in the last couple years, I also get this other kind of headache, a really "special" sort of unholy pain, the kind that makes you eat handfuls of pills with utter disregard to possible OD, and pray for either relief or a quick death. I want to know if anyone else has THIS kind of headache? Let me describe where the pain comes from: It comes from a specific area at the base of my skull, sort of behind the ear. It can be 1 side or the other, there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the side it happens on. This particular pain starts there, then it goes up & over my head, and lands around my eye (on that same side). The area back there is painful to the touch as well - meaning, I can press with a finger on the specific spot the pain is coming from. My dr. says that's the Occipital Nerve, and he gives me a shot right there - a nerve block. Xylocaine I think. OK, so what I'd like to know is....is that still a "Migraine", or is it totally different (in the true biological sense). Meaning, if it's a completely different type of thing --- not caused by blood vessels like in a migraine, but instead it is an inflamed nerve --- well then, WHY does it happen, WHAT causes it, and HOW do you stop it? (other than going to the dr for a nerve block, because currently there is no other way to stop this pain, I can't treat it myself at home) Also, when the pain comes from that spot, I can guarantee there will be nausea too. Every time, and very quick onset too. Does anyone else get this, or know what it is? Thanks! C.