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Migraine Versus Headache

February 18, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 178

Everybody will suffer from painful headaches in their lifetime. The only difference is in the frequency, the duration and the types of headaches that are experienced by each individual. In fact, it will be hard to find those very rare and lucky people who have never ever experienced a headache throughout their entire life.

However there are so many different types of headaches so how do you tell which types of headaches you are suffering from. The headache pain can range from mild to really excruciating pain depending on the type of headaches that you are experiencing. It is common knowledge that headache pains from a migraine can be really agonizing but then so does the pain that comes from cluster headaches. In fact, a lot of people rated that the cluster headache pains is worse than migraine headache pains.

If you are experiencing really painful headaches, it is actually very important to find out if you are suffering from migraines and not the other types of headaches. The reason is that migraines are treated differently than the other types of headaches. The other reason is that most medications comes with some side effects unless you are using natural remedies hence you may not want to load your body with the wrong medications and then have to suffer the side effects that comes with it unnecessarily.

How do you know you have migraines?

Here are some common symptoms of migraine:

• One of the classic trait of migraine sufferers is that they are sensitive to light even when there is no headache.

• The pain of a migraine headache will react more to physical activity and noise compared to other types of headaches.

• Almost 2000 years ago, a Greek physician recommended this quick and easy way to diagnose whether you are getting migraine headache and which is proven to be still effective today. o Sit down with your head between your knees. o If you find your head beginning to pound then you have migraine.

• Another similar and effective method is to shake your head quickly from side to side. If you find you head pain getting worse, then you have a migraine.

The above are just some simple tests to help you determine whether you have migraine or other types of headaches. However when you decided you are unable to tolerate the migraine headache anymore and you need to find some pain relief, consult your doctor to confirm and determine whether you are suffering from migraine or not. Only when it is confirmed true then it is the right time to start seeking either the medical approach or the complementary and alternative approaches.

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