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Difference between Migraine and a Headache

2 years ago

How do I know the difference between a headache and migraine?

When you experience pain in your head it can be difficult to determine if it’s a headache or a migraine. Differentiating between the two is important so that you may learn how to prevent future attacks from occurring.

What is a headache?

A typical headache is pressure and aching in your head. The pain can range from mild to severe and most often if you experience a headache the pain is on both sides of your head. Triggers for headaches can be brought on by stress, anxiety, and muscle strain. There are different types of headaches including: cluster headaches, sinus headaches and thunderclap headaches.

What is a migraine?

Migraines are very intense headaches. Symptoms can range, but the most common are:

  • Nausea
  • Pain in the temples
  • Pain behind one ear or eye
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Vision loss or seeing spots
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting

When compared to a headache, migraine pain can become very severe. Some experience such intense pain they seek care at an urgent care center or emergency room. There is a natural solution. The Migraine Miracle® healing method incorporates cold stone therapy, proprietary essential oil blends and pressure point massage. This method provides a renewed sense of balance and harmony along with dramatic relief from migraine headaches without the use of prescription drugs.