Please respect srs tag.
I was just at the gym lifting (working my chest, doing flat bench), when all of the sudden an extreme throbbing/aching pain very suddenly started in the back of my head and my lower neck. The pain onset was very sudden and very severe. I was literally in mid-set when an the back of my neck/back of my head started aching with extreme pain. I finished off my set and did about 3 more reps, and upon standing up the pain very suddenly spread to the top of my head and to my temples. When the pain started, it started very suddenly and it was very intense (to the point where I couldn't see straight).
Needless to say, I stopped my work out then and there and drove back home. The pain is still there, but it's very mild at the moment; and I feel a little bit light headed. It has been approximately 25 minutes since the sudden onset of the pain. That being said, on the way home (when the pain was rapidly subsiding), I started to get nauseous (I actually spit up a little bit in my mouth) and cough a lot which brought the painful throbbing feeling back into the back of my neck and my entire head, just as painful as when the pain first occurred, MAYBE a little bit less intense, but still painful enough to the point where I couldn't see the road properly.
This has never happened before, and I've never had pain like this before. The best way I can describe it is the combination of a VERY intense migraine and that aching feeling that you get all over your body whenever you get the flu all amplified (except isolated to the places I described). I'll reiterate that the pain onset was very sudden, I would even say that it was instantaneous.
When I was younger, I used to get mild headaches a lot and the occasional migraine; but for the past 10 years or so, I've gotten mild headaches VERY rarely (maybe once every couple of months) and haven't had any migraines. I've torn muscles in my arm, slipped discs in my back, broken multiple bones, and even gotten shot once; and I would say that the pain I experienced tonight at the gym is comparable if not greater than the pain I experienced when those injuries occurred.
I have a very high threshold for pain, which is why this is worrying me a lot. I'm not usually one to complain about pain, but this was some of the most intense and quickest onset of pain I've ever experienced. Can any misc. brahs diagnose this for me? Or has anyone ever had this happen to them before? Even though the majority of the pain has subsided, I am still contemplating going to the hospital. I will give my measly reps for helpful answers! I will highly appreciate anyone that can offer helpful advice on this issue.
CLIFFS for those to lazy to read:
-Was at gym doing bench press.
-Mid-set, I experience a sudden onset of very intense pain in the back of my neck and head
-Pain spreads almost immediately to top of my head/temples
-Pain subsides on the way home, but I feel light headed and extremely nauseous.
-I begin to cough/throw up and the pain almost instantaneously elevates to its original level again
-I have a very high pain threshold, and I'm very concerned at the moment, even though, the majority of the pain has subsided.
-Contemplating going to the hospital
-All serious advice is appreciated and I will give my measly reps for serious answers
Again, please respect serious tag.