Symptoms of different types of headaches:


? Affects 18% of women and 6% of men in the USA
? Pulsing or throbbing pain
? Sensitivity to light and noise
? Nausea or vomiting
? Often on one side of the head
? Lasts four hours to three days

Tension headache

? "Vise-like" pressure or ache around the head; no throbbing
? Tightness in the neck
? Occurs in forehead, temples or back of the head and neck
? Lasts 30 minutes to seven days

Cluster headache

? Affects less than 1% of population mostly men
? Also called suicide headache
? Piercing pain on one side
? Often accompanied by eye pain or watering, runny nose
? Lasts 30 to 45 minutes and recurs in clusters in the same day
? Can go on for weeks or months, then stop for months or years

Sinus headache

? Pressure around the nose and cheeks and under the eyes
? Usually accompanied by a fever and infection or allergies

Rebound headache

? Result of overmedicating initial headache(s)

Organic headache

? Rare, caused by brain tumor, aneurysm, hematoma, infection, hemorrhage or meningitis
? Symptoms come on suddenly, including pain, lack of balance and behavioral changes

Source: The National Headache Foundation