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How can I determine a migraine from a headache?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Joseph
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: They may be the same

Migraine is associated with other symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light or sounds, visual changes, and pale complexion.
The strength of the headache does not help as you can have very mild migraines or strong tension headaches. Migraines also completely go away between episodes. Tension headaches are more likely to linger. If you are having head pain that is new or worse see a doctor.

In brief: They may be the same

Migraine is associated with other symptoms such as nausea, sensitivity to light or sounds, visual changes, and pale complexion.
The strength of the headache does not help as you can have very mild migraines or strong tension headaches. Migraines also completely go away between episodes. Tension headaches are more likely to linger. If you are having head pain that is new or worse see a doctor.
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