Symptoms of Migraines & Chronic Headaches

Migraines

Migraines

INTENSE, PULSING PAIN

  • Migraine is one type of headache, usually accompanied by a throbbing or pulsing pain in one side of the head.
  • Migraines headaches are often accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to light, and are made worse by physical activity
  • A few migraine sufferers may also experience visual disturbances
  • Migraines usually last from 4 to 72 hours

Tension Headaches

CONSTANT HEAD PRESSURE

  • Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, making up over 90% of all headaches
  • Severe chronic tension type headaches are often misdiagnosed as migraine headaches
  • Tension-type headaches often manifest as a feeling of intense pressure or tightness in a band that wraps from the forehead to the back of the head and sometimes the neck, with some moderate pain on the sides of the head
  • These headaches usually only last for a few hours, but can remain for several days
Tension Headaches
Medication Overuse Headache

Medication Overuse Headache

EARLY MORNING ACHING

  • Medication overuse headaches result from daily use of medication for chronic headaches, and usually occur in the morning
  • The headaches may subside when more medication is taken, but return immediately as soon as it wears off

Cluster Headaches

SEVERE EYE PAIN

  • Cluster headaches are rare, and include intense pain around the eye, as well as occasional redness and tearing

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