How can I tell if my headaches are migraine?

There are many different types of headache and you will need the help of a doctor for accurate diagnosis. However, typically the headache associated with migraine is on one side of the head, is a moderate to severe pain, and pulsates or throbs. To be diagnosed with migraine you also have to have other symptoms - such as sensitivity to light, noise or smell, or nausea and vomiting associated with your headaches - and you have to have at least three attacks to confirm it is migraine. 

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