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Worst Headache of Your Life (cont.)

Worst Headache of Your Life Symptoms

Some of the symptoms of the different types of headaches include (not every type of headache will produce all of the symptoms):

  • A throbbing, sharp, or aching pain in the head or upper neck
  • Visual changes, fever, nausea, and vomiting
  • A headache that involves one or both sides of the head
  • A "prodrome" (a group of symptoms) preceding a migraine headache
  • Rapid onset of headache
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/12/2014

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