Are you Suffering from Migraine?
Facial pain and headache should resolve within seven days after remission of viral symptoms or after successful treatment with antibiotics if a bacterial sinus infection is present. If pain continues, then your diagnosis should be reconsidered.
You're Not Alone
In a study of over 3,000 patients who said they’d had at least six “sinus headaches” in the past six months, 88% of them were found to actually be suffering from migraine! Other studies have shown similar results. While migraine can be associated with nasal congestion or watery eyes, many sufferers find little relief in the over-the-counter medications they assume will work.
Dr. Richard Lipton of Albert Einstein College of Medicine developed a simple questionnaire—ID Migraine™—to help evaluate whether you might actually be dealing with migraine. Ask yourself the following three simple questions:
If you answered “yes” to two of these questions, there is a 93% chance that you’re actually experiencing migraine. If you answered “yes” to all three questions, a migraine diagnosis is 98% likely. (You can read more about ID Migraine™ and “sinus headache” at the American Migraine Foundation website.)