When you have headaches everyday

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What does it mean to suffer from severe headaches everyday?

Inflammation or other abnormalities with the blood arteries in and around the brain, such as stroke, can cause non-primary persistent headaches every day. Meningitis is an example of an infection. Intracranial pressure that is either high or excessively low.

Chronic headaches every day are defined as those that last for more than three months and occur 15 days or more per month. Chronic headaches everyday that are true (primary) are not caused by another ailment.

There are two types of persistent headaches everyday : short-term and long-term. Headaches that last longer than four hours are known as long-term headaches

Headaches that last longer than four hours are known as long-term headaches.
• Chronic migraine headaches
Chronic tension-type headaches
• New daily persistent headaches

Chronic migraine

This type typically occurs in people with a history of episodic migraines. Chronic migraines tend to:
• Affect one side or both sides of your head
• Have a pulsating, throbbing sensation
• Cause moderate to severe pain
And they cause at least one of the following:
• Nausea, vomiting or both
• Sensitivity to light and sound

Chronic tension-type headache. These headaches tend to:
• Affect both sides of your head
• Cause mild to moderate pain
• Cause pain that feels pressing or tightening, but not pulsating

New daily persistent headache. These headaches come on suddenly, usually in people without a headache history. They become constant within three days of your first headache. They:
• Often affect both sides of your head
• Cause pain that feels like pressing or tightening, but not pulsating
• Cause mild to moderate pain
• Might have features of chronic migraine or chronic tension-type headache

These headaches:
• Affect only one side of your head
• Are daily and continuous with no pain-free periods
• Cause moderate pain with spikes of severe pain
• Respond to the prescription pain reliever indomethacin (Indocin)
• Can become severe with development of migraine-like symptoms

In addition, hemicrania continua headaches are associated with at least one of the following:

• Tearing or redness of the eye on the affected side
• Nasal congestion or runny nose
• Drooping eyelid or pupil narrowing
• Sensation of restlessness

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