The difference between headaches and migraines.

Headaches are very common and most people will suffer from them at some point in their lives,and can be caused by a number of different factors ranging from stress to muscle strain to anxiety,
Some of the symptoms attributed to “normal” tension headaches are pressure/ achiness in your head or back of your neck. There are also several types of headaches ranging from cluster headaches to sinus headaches, to thunder clap headaches; the last of which being extremely serious and even life threatening.

Migraines are a very severe type of head and pain pressure and usually are situated on only one side of the head. Some of the symptoms associated with migraines are:
Pain behind one ear or eye
Pain in the temples
Nausea
Seeing spots or white light
sensitivity to light or noise
Unable to concentrate

The difference between headaches and migraines are also difference in their treatment. Migraines are usually caused because of a contraction of the blood vessels in your head and even chemical imbalance, so specific treatment is needed to combat the pain and other symptoms. Migraines need to be treated immediately as generally they do not go away on their own, Medication such as Sumatriptan are very good at combatting the beginnings of a migraine if taken quickly, working within 30 minutes or so of the onset.

I myself suffer from migraines , I class them as eye migraines because my pain is always in the back of one of my eyes, and because of my Uveitis Iritis, inflammation is common and this is where my migraines manifest.

I will usually get them at least once a month and will have to take a shed ton of painkillers and hours, if not days of sleep, to get rid of it.
I’m just utterly grateful that I do not suffer from daily migraines like some of my friends.

A lady holding her hands to her head like she is in pain

 

Do you suffer from migraines? What do you do to combat this? Would you consider taking Sumatriptan if you don’t already? I would love to know in the comments.

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2 comments on “The difference between headaches and migraines”

  1. Yes, I do. The trigger mechanisms for me include fatigue, stress, and flashing lights. The guaranteed trigger is monosodium glutamate (MSG), which I believe is banned in the UK and EU nations.

  2. I also suffer from migraines too. Light sensitivity is one of my worst symptoms. It typically starts in the back of my neck and work its way up to my head. When its really bad I get jaw and eye pain too. Usually I need to take Excedrin, put some ice on my neck, and lay down with my eyemask until it goes away.

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