Headache Types

Headache Types

Epileptic Seizure Headache

Medically reviewed by Dr. Emma Foster, 17 May 2021

Headache can be triggered by epileptic seizures, either during the seizure or shortly after it. They resolve spontaneously within a few days of the seizure ending. In some types of epilepsy (frontal lobe, temporal lobe, or occipital lobe), headaches after a seizure (post-ictal headache) are quite common – occurring for 40-60% of people.

 


Further information

While an epileptic seizure headache occurs following a seizure, the inverse can also happen. Some migraine patients experience seizures that are triggered by their migraine attacks.

Migraine Complications – including migraine aura-triggered seizures

Epilepsy – Brain Foundation

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