Migraines are often undiagnosed and untreated. If you regularly experience signs and symptoms of migraine attacks, keep a record of your attacks and how you treated them. Then make an appointment with your doctor to discuss them.
You must see a doctor if the pattern of the pain you feel changes, you’ll feel as though your head is aching differently.
See your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room if you have any of the following signs, which may indicate a more serious medical problem:
- A sudden, severe headache like a thunderclap
- A head ache with fever, stiff neck, mental confusion, seizures, double vision, weakness, numbness or trouble speaking.
- A head ache after a head injury, especially if it gets worse with time.
- A chronic head ache that is worse after coughing, exertion, straining or a sudden movement
- New but severe headache pain that you’re experiencing for the first time.