How can I tell if my bad headaches are migraines?
“A migraine is a headache that comes in episodes that are moderate to severe in pain. They cause disability, nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity and a throbbing pressure,” says headache specialist Dr. Merle Diamond. According to the National Headache Foundation, 20 percent of kids ages 5 to 17 have recurring headaches and one-fourth of those suffer disabling migraines. Stress, lack of sleep, eye strain or even hunger can trigger a nasty tension headache. These are more common than migraines but won’t ruin your day. If your headache is so unbearable you can’t function, see your doc. She can provide preventive treatments for your migraines. You can also log on to www.headaches.org for lots of great info.
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