Why did my headaches change to Migraines?

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    I have been having headaches ever since I can remember and usually last up to 2 to 3 hrs. About 1 year ago I started to get migraines they are horrible I throw up, I can't stand the light. Why do you think the change went from headaches to migraines?? Is there something wrong? Thank you, Mimi.
             

     

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    Dear Mimi;

     

    Were your "headaches" diagnosed by a doctor? Have you been diagnosed by a doctor with Migraine? The intensity of Migraines isn't always severe. They can sometimes be mild to moderate. It's possible that what you previously thought were headaches were milder Migraines. Migraine is a genetic neurological disease. Their characteristics can change over time. That seldom indicates that anything is "wrong," but the only person who can really answer your questions is a doctor who can review your and your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and conduct a complete examination. At this point, you need to be seeing your doctor and getting answers to your questions.

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Published On: July 29, 2011