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Carotid Artery Pain or Muscle?

I’ve had the pain before and only on the right side of my neck where you would feel your pulse. I used to get it if I was randomly doing a cable concentration curl. It would usually go away. Today I was at home doing a couple pull-ups and had the pain start up. Felt sharp at the time now about twenty minutes afterwards it’s a pain up to my jaw and around my ear. Not sharp or anything just a dull full pain. Wondering if anyone has some insight. I know the SCM is in that area also.

Will seem like an odd couple of questions, but:

  1. Ask someone to look closely at your pupils–are they the same size?
  2. Are your upper eyelids even (with one another), or is one slightly droopy compared to the other?