You should certainly check that with your doctor if your headache appears early in the morning, because it can be a sign that maybe it’s a apnea, brain tumor, very high blood pressure etc.
If you feel intensity in your neck, your headache is followed by vision changes, digestion or mood, you’re irritated or if your pain appears after bumping your head your doctor should also advise you to check that.
Headaches also differ by the place of the pain too and these are the most common:
Appeare in one half of your head – this migraine isn’t a dangerous headache, but it’s very painful for the ones who’re suffering from it because it can last up to 72 hours. You have pulsating pain from moderate to high intensity and the following symptoms are sometimes sensitivity to noise and light , sickness. It’s important to take a pill against the pain right after the first symptoms appear and rest in a dark and silent room.
You have feeling of head tightened with a band – it’s a tension headache which appears gradually up to a medium intensity of the pain. In stressful situations it can mostly appear and it’s good to sleep a while because of it.
Swollen eyelid , pain on one side of the face,– it’s a “Cluster” headache which is very strong and lasts in cycles from two weeks up to a month. In a certain period of the year it appears and years can pass between two attacks. When it lasts, the pain appears in the same time of the day or night every day and lasts between about half an hour and three hours. People who suffer from this when they move feel better, unlike people with migraine who must rest. The pain appears only on one side of the head and on that side of the face, the nostril is usually shut or you have runny nose, the eyelid becomes swollen or the eye is red, the face and the forehead sweat. This type of a headache is five times more often in men.
Pain in the forehead – caused by sinus inflammation. Also on the cheek bones the pain can be felt. Inhalations and showering with hot water may help (because of the steam you breathe in).
On the scalp and on the back side of the head (near the neck) and – this type of a headache appear because of problems with the neck or spine. It can appear with long term sitting. Stretch a little bit, breathe in some fresh air…
Temple bone – if someone leads towards tension headaches and has a disorder in the jaw joints it appears. Besides the temple bone, people can also feel difficulties when they open or close their mouth, ear and face pain, and they can also hear a “click” when they move their jaws. It’s good to visit a doctor.
Leading a headache diary
Experts say that it’s good to lead a headache diary, for example, when does it appear, where does it hurt, how often does it appear, how much does it last, which were the activities, food and drink that preceded the headache etc. The doctor can easily diagnose the type of headache based on those notes.
Be careful and drink lots of water during the day because headaches can also appear because of dehydration.