Why do I get throbbing headaches?

Might be migraine. The classical description of migraine headache is a throbbing debilitating pain what is worse on one side and associated with nausea and light sensitivity. They can be triggered by stress, sleep, deprivation, or certain foods. If the headache is persistent, a neurologist can help you explore treatment options not only to stop individual headaches, but also to prevent new ones from starting.