What Is Acute Migraine Headache?

Q:
What is acute migraine headache?

A:
Acute migraine is a general term for migraines that aren’t diagnosed as chronic. Another name for this type is episodic migraine.

You may have an acute headache only when you feel stress or eat certain foods. Other acute headache pain can happen every day, and sometimes several times a day.

What are the most common types of acute headache?

  • Tension headache – These headaches typically occur in the late afternoon and go away by evening. The pain is usually mild or moderate. You may have problems tolerating bright light or loud noise. The pain is usually across the forehead or in the back of the head, often only on one side. These headaches may occur every day.
  • Migraine headaches – The headache generally lasts from 1 to 3 days and tends to come back. Pain is usually on only one side, but it may change sides. Migraines often occur in the temple, the back of the head, or behind the eye. The pain may throb or be sharp and steady.
  • A migraine with aura – You may see a small spot surrounded by bright zigzag lines. Other signs or symptoms may follow the aura.
  • Cluster headache pain – It is usually only on one side. It often causes severe pain, and can last for 30 minutes to 2 hours. These headaches may occur 1 or 2 times each day, more often at night. The pain may wake you.

Make an appointment with your doctor if you experience an acute migraine that worry you.

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