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Quiz: Is It a Migraine Attack or a Headache?

Posted on May 26, 2021

Although headaches are often a symptom of migraine, they don’t paint the entire picture of what migraine involves. Migraine is an extremely varied condition that includes a wide collection of neurological symptoms.

If you’re living with symptoms like head pain, vision changes, nausea, or head pressure, you might wonder how to evaluate whether your symptoms are pointing toward a headache or a migraine attack. Take this five-question quiz to better understand some of the differences between the conditions.

Take Control of Your Condition

It can be difficult to tell whether you’re experiencing a migraine headache or a different type of headache. “I still have no idea what type of headaches I struggle with, as mine are really never the same,” one MyMigraineTeam member said.

If you’re having severe or frequent headaches, talk to your doctor. They can determine the cause and type of your headaches and help find the right treatment for you.

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MyMigraineTeam is the social network for people with migraine and their loved ones. On MyMigraineTeam, you can meet others, exchange advice, and share your story with more than 67,000 people who understand life with migraine.

Do you experience other types of headaches with migraine? What made you suspect that your headaches might be something more? Let members know in the comments below, or start a conversation on MyMigraineTeam.

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