Millions of people who suffer from headache pain say they wouldn't wish it on their worst enemy. Headaches are miserable. They come in all shapes and sizes - as persistent throbbing, a sharp stabbing pain, a dull ache, or a feeling of pressure.
Sometimes, confusing symptoms can make it hard to tell one type of headache from another. Because they have facial pain, many people think they have a sinus headache when in fact it's a migraine. So, they may take too many over-the-counter pain medicines, which can lead to rebound headaches.
Learn more about migraines and sinus pain, and talk to your doctor if you have frequent or severe headaches. With proper treatment, headaches don't have to be a way of life.
Migraines are the most common type of vascular headache. Experts believe they occur because of blood flow changes in the brain. Migraines can last from a few hours to 3 or 4 days.
Typical migraine symptoms include:
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