Why You Should Be Paranoid About Headaches

It happens to the best of us. We get a headache that’s persistent and more serious than any other headache we’ve had before, so we check out our symptoms on WebMD and decide we must have brain tumor. However, sometimes, our paranoia is justifiable and probably a good thing.


1. Be careful with a headache you can describe as “the worst ever”.

Even if headaches are common and you get them regularly, the minute they get more severe it’s best to get it checked out by a doctor.

2. If you have a history of cancer, be aware of new types of headaches.

A new type of pain may be a way of your body warning you about a brain tumor.

3. Thunderclap headaches: sudden and unbearable.


Thunderclap headaches are the absolute worst and you should be very wary of them. They’re usually at their worst after 60 seconds and could point to bleeding in the brain.