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What are the presenting symptoms of headaches in hemicrania continua?

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The headaches often have some of the same symptoms as other kinds. This overlap can make them tricky for doctors to diagnose.

Like migraines, they can cause:

Hemicrania continua also shares features of cluster headaches. For example, people who have it may have problems with how part of their nervous system works. That causes symptoms that happen on the painful side of the face and head, including:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sensitivity to noise or light
  • Throbbing pain
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Nosebleeds (in rare cases)
  • Tearing, redness, or irritation of the eyes
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Sweating

From: Hemicrania Continua WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Hemicrania Continua Information Page."

The Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders: "Hemicrania Continua."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 27, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Hemicrania Continua Information Page."

The Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders: "Hemicrania Continua."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 27, 2018

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