It's entirely possible to have more than one Headache disorder. In fact, it's pretty common. In fact, the World Health Organization and International Headache Society estimate tat up to 80% of the world's population experience tension-type Headaches.
One reason we need to be able to tell if we're having a Migraine or a Headache is that they're treated differently, and Migraine respond best to treatment when it's used as early in the Migraine attack as possible.
For advice about how to tell a Migraine from a Headache, I turned to Dr. Richard Lipton, Director of the Montefiore Headache Center. Thanks to assistance from Erica and Jens from Remedy Health Media and the HealthCentral Network, I have a video of his comments to share with you. You can find it in How to Tell a Migraine from a Headache - VIDEO.
This is the first in a new series of posts called, "Migraine Clues," intended to share information that offers "clues" about living well despite Migraines and Headaches. I hope you enjoy them!
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