A 33-year-old female asked:
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Sinus headache or migraine? nausea too.

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Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience in Neurology
Migraine: I hear it all the time: "I got sinus, doc." They're wrong. That's a myth perpetrated back in the decades of "postnasal drip" i.e. the 50s & 60s by the advertisers of Dristan. 99% of all "sinus" headaches - aren't. They're mostly migraines. If you have radiological proof of sinusitis and your pain goes away if it's treated, then you're entitled to the diagnosis of sinus headaches. Otherwise, not.
Answered on Nov 30, 2018
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