Just diagnosed, but I'm not so sure... in General Board Posted October 15, 2016 The attacks are sudden and severe like an ax going through the middle of my face, and then the pain spreads from temple to neck--the whole right side of my head. They last several hours. During those hours, I feel absolutely insane with the pain. The act of breathing hurts. If I had a choice of going through equal hours of labor and birth--I'd choose that (but without the baby to raise...) While the headaches are exclusively on the right side, the "shadow" headaches in between are centered equally, seemingly, in my eyes.