Headaches and Migraines

Summary Headaches

Headaches are a common cause of pain and discomfort, and most people will have headaches at some time in their lives.

The term 'headache' covers any pain around the head, face or neck area.

Summary Migraines

Migraine causes attacks of headaches, often making you feel sick or causing you to be sick. Treatment options include avoiding possible triggers, painkillers, anti-inflammatory painkillers, anti-sickness medicines, and triptan medicines. A medicine to prevent migraine attacks is an option if the attacks are frequent or severe.

Symptoms

  • Other migraine symptoms that are common:
  • Feeling sick (nausea).
  • Being sick (vomiting).
  • Not liking bright lights or loud noises, so that you may just want to lie in a dark room.

Other symptoms that sometimes occur:

  • Being off food.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Poor concentration.
  • Stuffy nose.
  • Hunger.
  • Diarrhoea.
  • Tummy (abdominal) pain.
  • Passing lots of urine.
  • Going pale.
  • Sweating.
  • Scalp tenderness.
  • Sensations of heat or cold.

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