Question by  Tawnybug (25)

Can a migraine feel like a dull ache?

I've never had a migraine before, so I don't know what they feel like.


Answer by  fishy (1085)

Migraines can begin as a dull ache but more times than not will develop into very intense headaches which include symptoms such as throbbing, nausea, and sensitivity to light. A constant dull ache in the head may be indicative of something else and could lead to cluster headaches if left untreated.


Answer by  kashin7 (345)

No, a migraine doesn't feel like a dull ache. What you probably have is a tension headache. A migraine is characterized by extreme, severe, even crippling pain. Light and sound sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, and lightheadedness also accompany migraines. Tension headaches are dull, throbbing pains focused in a single part of the head, whereas migraines cause pain to the entire head.


Answer by  DStone (817)

Migrains are hard throbbing pains that encompass most of your scalp or neck areas. The are usually accompanied by sensitivity to light and naeusea.


Answer by  noey1958 (1405)

It can be a dull ache and a migraine also gives you extreme sensitivity to light as well as noise. If you feel like throwing up this is a sign also.


Answer by  A36 (629)

Yes, migraines often begin with an migraine aura, an uncomfortable feeling of pressure in the head, like a dull ache. If untreated, the pain then usually gets more severe.


Answer by  dcrusher59 (590)

I have had migraines for years and they are seldom dull, Usually intense pressure and acute pain, with light sensitivity and loud noise sinsitivity.


Answer by  naren07 (13)

Yes. a dull headache or persitent headaches can transform into migraines. tests conducted depicts that there is no difference between the severity conditions of both like depression,restless leg syndrome etc.

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