Migraine or Chronic Headaches
Chronic head pain sufferers are 3x more likely to become depressed, and also are more likely to have anxiety, fatigue, and trouble sleeping.
Chronic headaches can now be treated with more than just painkillers, but under half of the millions of headache and migraine sufferers are ever professionally diagnosed and treated.
INTENSE, PULSING PAIN
- Migraine is one type of headache, usually accompanied by a throbbing or pulsing pain in one side of the head.
- Migraines headaches are often accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to light, and are made worse by physical activity
- A few migraine sufferers may also experience visual disturbances
- Migraines usually last from 4 to 72 hours
CONSTANT HEAD PRESSURE
- Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, making up over 90% of all headaches
- Severe chronic tension type headaches are often misdiagnosed as migraine headaches
- Tension-type headaches often manifest as a feeling of intense pressure or tightness in a band that wraps from the forehead to the back of the head and sometimes the neck, with some moderate pain on the sides of the head
- These headaches usually only last for a few hours, but can remain for several days
Medication Overuse Headache
EARLY MORNING ACHING
- Medication overuse headaches result from daily use of medication for chronic headaches, and usually occur in the morning
- The headaches may subside when more medication is taken, but return immediately as soon as it wears off
SEVERE EYE PAIN
- Cluster headaches are rare, and include intense pain around the eye, as well as occasional redness and tearing