The pain in any region of the head is a headache. Headaches may occur on one or both sides of the head, or be isolated to a certain location.
They may appear suddenly or gradually, and can come as throbbing sensation, a sharp pain or dull ache, and they may last shorter than an hour or up to a few days.
Nevertheless, what is important is to know which types of headaches are dangerous and indicate that you must visit a doctor, and which ones are harmless.
Here below are a few cases and properties of unusual migraines:
- Along with the headache, you suffer from confusion, memory loss, difficulty moving extremities and loss of balance
- When headaches occur with fever, nausea, or vomiting and are not linked to other health issues
- Headaches that develop after age 50
- If the frequency, location, and severity of headaches changes frequently
- The worst headache you have ever experienced
- Headache linked with shortness of breath
- Accompanied by seizures
- In case your migraines limit your ability to work and participate in everyday activities
- When your headaches get worse each day
- Hampers vision and speech
- If you experience headaches after activities like sex, weight lifting or jogging