You'll get relief faster by learning the symptoms of tension, migraine, and sinus headaches, as well as a stroke.
Different types of headaches respond to different treatments. So it's a good strategy to learn to identify the type of pain you're experiencing. "Knowing which type of headache you're dealing with will indicate which medications to use first. You'll know what to do about it, and you'll know what you're in for," says headache expert Dr. Paul Rizzoli, assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School.
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