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Understanding Migraine Headaches

May 22nd, 2016


by Guest Author, Christian Goodman

When you say you have a headache, technically speaking, it isn’t your head that’s hurting. Did you know brain tissues and skull bones don’t have the nerve fibers that are sensitive to pain and therefore can’t generate the sensation of pain? So why does your head hurt with a migraine?

Migraine headaches have something to do with the blood vessels, that is why they are called vascular headaches. When you are experiencing migraine, your temporal artery is enlarged, which is located just under the skin at your temple. When this happens, it makes the tiny nerve fibers twisted around it to release chemicals. Read more …


Cluster Headaches – Symptoms and Treatment

August 27th, 2014


By: Chad Melius

'THE CLUSTER HEADACHE' by Jaybear is licensed under the CC Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Cluster headaches occur in clusters, and may last for months. They are the most painful type of headache, and cause a horrible pain on one side of the head, near the eye. Although there is no cure, these headaches can sometimes be prevented. If incurred, attacks can be made shorter and less painful. Read more …


About Adderall and Headaches

July 2nd, 2013


By: Chad Melius

Adderall by hipsxxhearts, on Flickr

This article was written to provide some help for those people whose doctors prescribed Adderall for them, and find that they are experiencing headaches as a result of this medication.

What is Adderall?

Adderall is a stimulant used in the treatment of ADHD ( Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ). This is a disorder characterized by inattentiveness and impulsiveness. Read more …


What Can Cause a Headache Over Your Left Eye?

March 1st, 2013


By: Chad Melius

(2/365) Ow headache... by Sarah G..., on Flickr

If you have never had a headache over the left eye, consider yourself lucky. Lots of people suffer from this condition. These headaches can come on very quickly and, for some people, they are excruciatingly painful. There are many possible triggers for them, and you can hope to get relief only through the process of elimination. Read more …


Headache Location vs Eye Dominance

December 12th, 2012


By: Chad Melius

Many visitors to this website come here searching for information on headaches over an eye ( left, right, or unspecified ). In researching the topic of headache location, I could find no information about why a headache might be in a certain location. One thought that came to mind was that it might have something to do with a person’s eye dominance. Read more …


Headache Types, Causes, and Cures

December 10th, 2012


By: Chad Melius

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Our slogan says what this website is all about. We give you useful information about headaches. What are the symptoms and causes of each headache type? If there isn’t any known headache cure, we will at least give you a method of headache prevention or relief.

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Often times, we will put up a post on a topic that our readers want to know about. We can gauge your interest by looking at our statistics on what you are searching for. But you can help us decide what our next post should be by submitting a comment. Or send us a private message from our Contact Page.

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