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- Blurred vision
- Nausea or vomiting, upset stomach, abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Very warm or cold sensations
- Sudden loss of vision or balance
- Difficulty speaking
- Seizures or extreme sensitivity to sound, light or smell
Severe Headaches Features
Here are the two main types of headaches:
Primary headaches don’t point to any underlying conditions. Instead, they are often triggered by stress, poor-posture, over-exertion, or dysfunction with the pain-sensitive nerves in your skull.
These headaches include:
- Migraines: Migraines involve pulsing or severe throbbing pain—typically on one side of your skull. You may also experience light sensitivity, nausea, or vomiting.
- Cluster Headaches: Cluster headaches are the most painful kind. They often occur in a pattern, with an onslaught during cluster periods. Cluster headaches may last for weeks or months and may be followed by a break before they reappear.
- Tension Headaches: This headache feels like a mild-to-moderate pain in your head. It involves a restricting compression around your skull; almost like a tight band around wrapped your head.
- Chronic Daily Headaches: Refers to a headache of almost any type that occurs very frequently; usually at least 15 days per month for at least six months.
A headache is secondary when another condition causes it. Many factors can trigger secondary headaches, such as:
- A medical condition like high blood pressure
- Infections, like a sinus infection
- Brain injury, like a concussion
- Blood vessel problems due to a stroke or brain aneurysm
In such cases, a physical examination should be conducted by a doctor to look for warning signs that could point to a secondary headache.
- Thunderclap Headaches: A sudden and excruciating headache that comes on as fast as a clap of thunder.
- Rebound Headaches: Headaches caused by the regular, long-term use of pain medications to treat headaches.
- Sinus Headaches: Headaches caused by inflammation of the sinus cavity.
- Spinal Headaches: Occurs when the cerebrospinal fluid that cushions the brain leaks out of the meninges.
Occasional headaches are common, and usually don’t requre medical attention. However, for recurring severe headache symptoms, it is always best to visit a doctor for guidance and treatment.
Consult your doctor if:
- Your headache pain increases or jolts you awake, visit the closest emergency room as soon as possible.
- You take pain relievers almost daily
- You notice a sudden change in headache patterns
- Your headaches are extremely painful or debilitating