You can ask yourself the following questions from the ID Migraine Questionnaire developed by Dr. Richard Lipton, Albert Einstein College of Medicine:
In the past three months, how disabling are your headaches? Do they interfere with your ability to function? Are you missing work, school or family activities?
Do you ever feel nausea when you have a headache?
Do you become sensitive to light while you have a headache?
If you answer “yes” to two of the three questions, there is a very high chance you have migraine. Those with headaches from sinus disease are less likely to answer yes to the above questions.
If you think your sinus headaches could actually be migraine attacks, please make an appointment with one of our providers to evaluate. Come visit us at The Manhattan Center for Headache and Neurology or Nervana Neurospa.
–Alice Wong, NP