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What is a chronic daily headache?

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If you get a headache for four hours or longer at least half of each month, and for more than three months, you might have what doctors call a chronic daily headache. Different treatments can bring relief, but first you need to figure out what type of headache you have.

From: Chronic Daily Headache WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Rebound Headaches," "What Are Tension-Type Headaches?"

National Institutes of Health: Patient Education Institute's "Migraine Headaches."

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

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Chronic Daily Headache."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Rebound Headaches," "What Are Tension-Type Headaches?"

National Institutes of Health: Patient Education Institute's "Migraine Headaches."

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

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Chronic Daily Headache."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 20, 2018

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