Because you suffer from migraines, getting a bad headache is not new to you. But if your migraine pattern changes or your headaches suddenly feel different, it could be a sign of a more serious medical condition.
Call your doctor right away if you have any of the following:
A severe headache that comes out of the blue, sometimes described as a "thunderclap"
A headache accompanied by fever, neck stiffness, skin rash, confusion, seizures, double vision, weakness, numbness or trouble speaking
A headache after a recent sore throat or respiratory illness
A headache that follows a head injury, especially if it worsens
A chronic headache that is triggered by exertion or gets worse if you cough, exert yourself or move suddenly
Unfamiliar headache pain after age 50
Headache pain that requires daily use of medication
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