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Can tension and migraine headaches happen simultaneously?

Tension headaches and migraine headaches are two most common headache types. They may occur in the same susceptible individuals and may have the same triggers and respond to the same medications. Tension headaches are generally less severe than migraine headaches. An untreated tension headache may become more severe and may evolve into a full blown migraine. Therefore it is not uncommon to see both types of headaches in the same individual.

A patient, generally speaking, with both conditions can have individual tension headaches and individual migraine headaches and tension type headache symptoms that proceed to a definitive migraine and this can be the warning of the migraine headache about to take place. The tension type headache can definitely be a issue along with migraine headaches.

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