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What are the symptoms of thunderclap headaches?

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Unlike a migraine, thunderclap headaches seem to come on suddenly. The pain grabs your attention in the same way a clap of thunder does. You can feel pain anywhere on your head or neck. You may even feel it in your back. You might also have several other symptoms, including:

  • Changes in vision
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Numbness
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness

From: Thunderclap Headaches WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

MayoClinic.org: "Thunderclap Headaches."

National Headache Foundation: "Case Studies in Headaches: Thunderclap Headaches."

International Headache Society

Cheng, Y. , published online March 2014. Journal of Headache and Pain

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 9, 2018

SOURCES:

MayoClinic.org: "Thunderclap Headaches."

National Headache Foundation: "Case Studies in Headaches: Thunderclap Headaches."

International Headache Society

Cheng, Y. , published online March 2014. Journal of Headache and Pain

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 9, 2018

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