There are many different types of headaches, over 150 altogether. Examples include:

  • Cluster headaches
  • Ice pick headaches
  • Chronic daily headaches
  • Hormone headaches
  • Rebound headaches
  • Spinal headaches
  • Thunderclap headaches
  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Migraine headaches

One of the most well-known types of headache is a migraine. Migraines cause pain of such intensity that you may be unable to move or think clearly for hours and sometimes days. A migraine attack can make you feel nauseous and vomit, get severely fatigued, have blurred vision, and develop a sensitivity to light or other stimuli.

Visual disturbances like seeing shapes or spots before your eyes, which is known as an aura, are also a problem for some people before and/or during a migraine. Many people get recurring migraines, some as often as eight a month or more, while others can go years between attacks.