Is it a headache or migraine? Find out with this quiz

Updated on:17 February 2023, 16:15pm IST

Do you have symptoms such as nausea, a recurring headache on one side of your head or sensitivity to light? Well, these are the migraine symptoms. Find out if you have a headache or a migraine by taking this quiz.

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Migraine pain can last longer than a headache. Image courtesy: Adobe Stock

Migraine is a very common type of headache and is more than ‘simply a headache’. It causes a throbbing pain that is typically isolated on one side of the affected area. It can vary from moderate to severe intensity. Nausea and sensitivity to light and sound are also common symptoms. If we discuss its causes, they may be neurological or brought on by the H.Pylori bacteria in your digestive system. A general headache and migraine symptoms can overlap each other, making it difficult to determine which sort of pain you are experiencing.

Dr Manoj Kutteri, Medical Director of Atmantan Wellness Centre, has developed this quiz for HealthShots, to help you identify whether or not you have migraine problems.

So, go ahead and test if you have a headache or migraine!


Does your headache feel very severe in nature?


Do you often feel nausea when you have a headache?


Is your pain confined to one side of the head?


Does your headache induce vomiting and you feel better after vomiting?


Does your headache make you irritable?


Do you get any buzzing sensation in the ear associated with headache?


Do you also suffer from neck or shoulder pain and stiffness?


Does your headache get worse with flickering light and loud sound?


Do you get any pulsating feeling along with a headache?


Does the pain get aggravated during any physical activity?


Does the headache make you angry?


Does your headache last longer than a day?


Does your headache trigger sleeping issues?


Do you experience headaches when you skip your meals?


Does your vision feel blurred when you have a headache?