splitting headache

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splitting headache

A very intense, painful headache, i.e., one that makes one's head feel as though it is splitting apart. We were up all night drinking cheap wine, and I woke up the next morning with a splitting headache. I've had this splitting headache for nearly four hours, and nothing I do seems to help.
See also: headache, splitting

splitting headache

Fig. a severe headache, as if one's head were splitting open. I'm sorry, I can't. I have a splitting headache. Maybe Fred will play bridge with you. This splitting headache has been going on for hours.
See also: headache, splitting
References in classic literature ?
Tom couldn't dive, for it gave him splitting headaches. Chambers could dive without inconvenience, and was fond of doing it.
In spite of splitting headaches he would stagger down to the plant and take up his stand once more, and begin to shovel in the blinding clouds of dust.
"You'll have a splitting headache tomorrow, if you drink much of that.
"Remember!" she said, trying to smile, for the splitting headache had already begun.
To add to my wretchedness a splitting headache was coming on, and I was only too glad to close my eyes and try to sleep.
Ross was enduring splitting headaches and became convinced he may have a brain tumour.
'Splitting headaches that are symptoms of migraine can be easily cured through Yoga', he added.
Residents insist they have splitting headaches and constantly take painkillers 'as if they're sweets' which they say are bound to have effects elsewhere.
Research shows that 37 per cent of doctors are concerned after witnessing an increase in patients with the splitting headaches.
Hannah, 34, suffers splitting headaches and stomach cramps when she is exposed to electromagnetic waves, and fears for the health of her unborn baby.
She spent weeks battling splitting headaches until her grandad suggested she might be breathing the gas and suggested she fit a detector at the pad in South Wales.
SPLITTING headaches that make you feel sick and distort your vision steal much from your life.
Lately, I've been getting bouts of blurred vision and splitting headaches.
It turned victims' skin black in patches, inflamed glands, caused compulsive vomiting, a swollen tongue and splitting headaches.
On Saturday night he suffered a series of splitting headaches and woke up several times during the night to vomit blood.