Migraine vs Headaches


Difference between Headaches and Migraines
Migraines are thought to be due to abnormal brain activity causing a temporary disruption to nerve signals, blood flow and chemicals in the brain. Resulting in painful and or pulsating head pain. The pain can be very debilitating impacting on everyday activities.


Migraine                                                                                      Headaches
* Throbbing                                                                            * No throbbing
*Occurs after warning signs - flashing lights, dots                *Pain is more all over
*Sensitivity to light/noise                                                      * No sensitivity to light/noise
*Visual problems                                                                    *No visual problems
*Can start whilst sleeping                                                   * Doesn't normally start whilst sleeping

Jacqui Blyth