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Mixed tension migraine

  • Alternative Names

    Headache - mixed tension migraine

    • Headache on one or both sides
      • Throbbing pain
      • May feel dull, tight, or like a band around the head
      • Pain varies from mild to severe
      • May get worse with activity
      • May last 4 - 72 hours (in some people, the headaches may occur every day)
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Sensitivity to light or sound
    • Irritability
    • Depression
    • Sluggishness
    • Numbness, tingling, weakness
    • Neck pain

    Signs and tests

    Your doctor will perform a physical exam, including a detailed examination of your nervous system, and ask you about your symptoms and family history.

    Tests that may be done include:

    • CT or MRI of the head and neck
    • Blood work
    • Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)