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How can you tell the difference between a tension headache & migraine? Headache has been around for 2 days, nauseated, neck muscle tension. Behind eye

Tension likely. These can be hard to distinguish sometimes. If you normally don't get headaches and headaches also don't run in your family and in addition you have muscle pain around your neck - it is most likely a tension headache. Try warm heating pads or massage. Having said that it could also be a migraine so the best way to distinguish is to be evaluated by your doctor. I hope you feel better. Read more...
Migraine vs Tension. Traditionally, migraine and episodic TTH were viewed as different clinical entities, yet epidemiological studies have not been able to find clinical and pathophysiological features to distinguish episodic TTH from migraine. Most migraineurs have signs and symptoms of TTH; 25% of TTH patients reportedly have migraine symptoms. See orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation. Read more...

What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

Tension headache. Is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp or neck usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas. Read more...

Is it possible to have a mixed headache, with both migraine and tension headache symptoms?

Yes, quite often. In fact many so-called tension headaches have similar underlying neurochemical traits to migraine, hence may respond to similar treatments. See your md or neurologist for examination for any severe and/or debilitating undiagnosed headache. Read more...

Should I exercise during a migraine? I heard that exercise could help a tension headache. Could it also relieve a migraine? .

This is a mixed bag. Some patients definitely get worse with exercise until the headache is resolved, but some find aerobic exercise in the end is a protective result. Suggest you see which category is you, as it may actually alleviate substantially. Read more...

Neck pain and headache. Is a tension headache less dangerous than a migraine?

No. If you are asking in general, neither type of headache is dangerous-ie-lible to cause you harm or damage to the nervous system. Read more...
No danger. Most headaches come out of the neck and are triggered by muscle tension, inflammation of the joints and soft-tissues of the neck, and sometimes the regional nerves. These headaches can become real severe (doesn't mean "migraine") at times. Neither ha is dangerous. True migraines are frequently harder to treat and can become chronic and repetitive. Get an exam to see which is your main issue. Read more...
Yes. Migraine more severe pain and risk factor for stroke, temsion headace resolves with time. Read more...

What to do if migraine/tension headache with nausea?

Migraines treatment . First a headache specialist needs to distinguish is these are tension type headaches or migraines. Ibuprofen, Naproxen can be helpful. Triptans are useful in migraine. If these are frequent a preventive medication should be added. Read more...

What would happen if I took relpax (eletriptan) 40mg & it was a tension headache not a migraine?

May solve headache. Triptan medications are known to treat a variety of headache types. There is nothing magical about triptans that they CANNOT be used in tension headaches. However, as they were tested and marketed and approved by the FDA the headache type of migraine was what was being tested. Many tension type headaches may in fact be migraines so again, you may be using exactly the right medication too. Read more...