Most headaches are not serious. In many cases, you can treat your headache at home.
Headaches can also have a number of other causes, including:
Types and Symptoms
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. They’re what we think of as normal, ‘everyday’ headaches. They feel like a constant ache that affects both sides of the head, as though a tight band is stretched around it.
Normally, tension headaches are not severe enough to prevent you from doing everyday activities. They usually last for 30 minutes to several hours but can last for several days.
Migraines are less common than tension headaches. They’re usually felt as severe, throbbing pain at the front or side of the head. Some people also have other symptoms, such as:
Migraines can stop you from carrying out your normal daily activities. They usually last at least a couple of hours. Some people find they need to stay in bed for days at a time.
Cluster headaches are a rare type of headache. They occur in clusters for a month or two at a time around the same time of year.
Cluster headaches are excruciatingly painful. They cause intense pain around one eye and often occur with other symptoms, such as a:
Hormone headaches in women are often caused by hormones, and many women notice a link with their periods. The combined contraceptive pill, menopause and pregnancy are also potential triggers.
For Migraines, apply over the temples and inhale the Migraine Roller.
Diffuse (see below) in the evening, while sleeping the following pure oils :