Take the Headache Screener

Take the Headache Screener

What Type of Headache Do You Have?

This self-assessment asks a series of questions to help you determine the type of headache from which you suffer. Each headache type responds best to a different treatment.

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1. Do you have pain or tightness in your neck and shoulders with your headaches?
2. Is your pain constant and steady?
3. Does your headache feel like your head is being squeezed?
4. Do you usually have one or more headaches per week?
5. Does any blood relative have similar headaches? (Mother, father, sister, brother, etc.)
6. Does your headache pound, pulsate or throb?
7. Is your headache usually only on one side of your head or the other?
8. Do you have any visual changes such as seeing lines or spots?
9. When you have a headache, are you sensitive to bright lights and noise?
10. Do any of the following foods or drinks aggravate your headaches: chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, cheese, milk, nuts, or Chinese food?
11. During your headaches do you experience nausea or vomiting?
12. Does physical activity aggravate your headaches?
13. Are your headaches so intense that they prevent you from participating in normal activity?
14. Do your headaches last less than three hours?
15. Do you have severe facial or eye pain on one side of your head with your headaches?
16. Do your headaches tend to come for daily for several weeks then disappear for weeks or months?
17. Do you wake up 1-3 hours after falling asleep with a headache?
18. Do you experience a severe headache after stopping your headache medication?
19. Do you have nasal congestion and pain in your face, jaws, or forehead with your headaches?
20. Do your headaches get worse after eating or chewing?
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