Headaches and Nausea

Do you frequently experience nausea as part of your migraine? This is quite common. A full four out of five people in the United States who suffer from migraines report that their headaches are accompanied by nausea. This is usually nothing to be concerned about. However, our chiropractic in Edmonds would like to caution you that there are other conditions that may also give you both nausea and a headache, including the following:

  • The Cold or the Flu: Cold and flu infections often give you both headaches and nausea, ranging in severity from mild to intense. Be on the lookout for other symptoms of a viral illness, like a runny nose, chills, diarrhea, and fever; this could be an indication that your condition is more than a migraine.
  • Meningitis: This condition is characteristic of severe headaches, nausea, sensitivity to light, and extreme stiffness in the neck. You might also experience a fever, though this will not always be the case.
  • Cluster Headaches: Nausea is usually a big factor used to discern between migraines and other types of headache. However, there has been evidence that some people will also experience nausea accompanying their cluster headaches. Such headaches are characteristic of severe, one-sided headaches that recur several times over a period that may last from two weeks to three months.