What’s the difference between headaches and migraines? Well, anyone who has ever had a migraine in their lives will immediately be able to point out the difference: Migraines really, really hurt! But to get to the scientific reason behind why, migraines often come with a lot of other symptoms that headaches don’t share, like an overall sensitivity to sound and light, nausea experienced along with the pain and the fact that a migraine tends to stick around much longer. An increased frequency of migraines could very well mean that you are at risk of a brain aneurysm.
If you experience migraines when you have never had as much as a headache before, then you should make an appointment to find out what’s really the cause of your aching head: Sometimes the cause is as simple as just a few changes to your diet – but other times, it’s an important symptom.