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One of the reasons most often given for absence from work is persistent headache or migraine. Even where the sufferer manages to get to work, their productivity and efficiency may be affected due to difficulty with concentration. There are several categories of headache, some of which respond to certain treatments and some that don’t. Its wise to try to identify the type of headache you have in order to manage it successfully. Headaches are frequently mis-diagnosed and consequently mis-treated, sometimes exacerbating the problem. Whether its a tension headache, cluster headache or migraine attack, each has its own characteristics and can usually be eased or eradicated.
A tension headache for instance manifests as mild to moderate pressure or throbbing pain, affecting the front, top or sides of the head. Reports suggest that these headaches appear gradually, typically in the middle of the day. They can last from half an hour to several days and vary in severity.
Cluster headaches are burning or piercing pains on one particular side of the head in the region of the eye. A throbbing constant pain This kind of headache can last from 15 minutes to three hours, and will come and go throughout the day, hence the term ‘cluster’. They normally occur regularly at the same time of day and night.
These constant pains develop in areas like the forehead, bridge of the nose and sometimes cheekbones. Sudden movements of the head will cause the pain to intensify, and accompanying symptoms include nasal discharge, a feeling of fullness in the ears and slight swelling of the face.
A rebound headache is the name given to a category of head pain caused by excessive use of over the counter or prescription medications. Ironically, these medications have often been taken in order to alleviate a headache! It is believed that the headache forms as a result of withdrawal from the painkiller due to a drop of levels in the blood. It could also be induced by a shift in the brain to a state of excitement in reaction to the medication.
Migraines are extremely debilitating appearing as an intense sickening pain on one side of the head, around or above the eye. Sufferers can experience a number of symptoms during the onset of migraine, such as numbness to the tongue and fingers, flashing lights in front of the eyes, and vomiting. They will also develop a sensitivity to light and noise, prompting them to seek a dark, quiet room to lie in.
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