What Is a Sick Headache..Symptoms of Migraines...


Sick headaches are usually called migraines.

Migraines are sometimes called sick-headaches because sufferers are nausea and end up vomiting.

Years ago migraines were called sick-headaches because headaches hadn't been classified into different types. Then names were given to different headaches by the symptoms that a sufferer had. This makes it much easier to give headache sufferers the type of headache they have and they can be treated accordingly for their symptoms and pain. A few types of headache to be had are:

If these symptoms are present with a sick headache, you may be suffering with a common migraine.

  • If pain starts on one side of the head, and sometimes spreads to both sides.
  • Numbness in the face or hands.
  • The pain is intense, pounding, or throbbing.
  • If light, sound, or smell intensify.
  • The pain won't go away, lasting from a few hours to several days
  • And nausea, and vomiting are present, then the sick headache is probably a migraine.

If these attacks are often, look for something that may be aggravating or triggering them.


When these sick/migraine headaches happen things to think about.

  • Consuming alcohol
  • How much stress is going on
  • How is my sleep habits? Am I going to bed, and rising at the same time each day.
  • Have I been exposed to any chemicals or scents.
  • For women, menstruation, and birth control pills can trigger sick, headaches.
  • Migraine headache triggers such as foods. Food is suspected in about a third of all migraine headache sufferers as being the culprit behind their sick/migraine headaches. Quite a few foods, and some beverages trigger migraines.
  • A family history
  • Weather changes
  • What did I do before my head started to hurt (Print off a diary)

If you have sick-headaches often, be careful about taking to much pain medicine. Rebound headaches can be experienced and we say this on many pages. Many migraine and headache sufferers at one time or another, fall slowly in to this trap.

Thanks for reading.

Our last page is about headache vs migraine. Nether are fun as you can attest to that. Remember, one key to helping headaches is learning, and managing them. Our next page is wringing out more info about headaches. Home page from sick headache.

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