Headache Types

Headache Types

Aneurysm

LOCATION AND SYMPTOMS

Sudden, severe onset (‘thunderclap’) of pain. In early stages, may mimic migraine or cluster headaches. Symptoms may also include loss of consciousness, a stiff neck, and double vision.

PRECIPITATING FACTORS

Family history, uncontrolled hypertension.

TREATMENT / PREVENTION

Urgent hospital treatment should be sought. Treatment may include surgery, and medication to keep blood pressure under control.

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