This patient support community is for discussions relating to general health issues, adolescents, babies, child health, eating disorders, fitness, immunizations and vaccines, infectious diseases, and senior health.
Do you ever see spots or flashes of light before these headaches, or have anything else strange happen? Do you feel nauseous during these headaches? Sensitive to light and sound? Dizzy? You need a combination of these symptoms to have it classified as a migraine (look at the wikipedia article for the full criteria listing). Migraines really suck, but they are generally not dangerous. If you have a family history of migraine, it's also more likely that migraines are what you have.
It helps to take some ibuprofen right when you start having pain. Once the pain gets hold, it's much harder to get rid of. If it is a migraine, retiring to a dark quiet room may help, and sleeping might be a good idea, especially if stress is a trigger. Some people get migraines from specific foods, or from being stressed out, or any number of things.
If you think you do have migraines, or these headaches are interfering with your life, ask your doctor about it (either by making a special appointment or at your next physical).
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.