Migraines and Chronic Headaches

It’s worth mentioning that migraine headaches are often mistaken for sinus headaches (the inverse is technically also possible, but much less common). If you experience any of the following symptoms along with your sinus headache, then you might not actually be experiencing a true sinus headache, after all:

• Sensitivity to light
• Sensitivity to noise
• Pulsing or throbbing pain (instead of, or alongside, a sensation of pressure or a dull ache)
• Head pain that worsens with physical activity
• It’s important to understand the difference between a migraine and a sinus headache so that you can take appropriate action. For example, nasal decongestants can actually be habit-forming, so it’s really not a great idea to take them if your headaches aren’t caused by sinus issues. Also, if you suffer from chronic headaches—that is, you have 15 or more headache “days” per month for a period lasting longer than six months, then sinus issues may not be the culprit, either.

Mold Exposure
So, let’s say you’ve eliminated the possibility that your frequent headaches are actually migraine headaches, and you’re sure that the root of your head pain is actually sinus issues. How do you know if exposure to mold is the culprit? Here are some clues to watch out for:

The pain accompanies allergic reactions. Please note that, in this context, allergic reactions do not mean anaphylaxis linked to food allergies. Instead, we mean issues like a runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, a scratchy throat, coughing, and sneezing, etc.
Your health problems seem to get worse when you’re indoors, or after you enter a specific building. Now, if you’re allergic to something outside (like ragweed or pollen), then chances are, coming indoors—where the air is filtered—won’t immediately relieve your symptoms 100%. But you should be suspicious if being indoors suddenly makes you feel worse. This could indicate that there’s mold in the building’s walls, carpeting, or heater/air conditioner and that mold is what you’re reacting to. You should be especially suspicious if you feel fine at work or while running errands but start to feel pressure behind your eyes and a tickle in your throat a few minutes after entering your home.
Neither of the above scenarios should be considered proof-positive that there’s mold growth in your home or office. However, you definitely should take these factors into account when you’re trying to get to the bottom of your health woes and determine if mold spores and exposure to mold are the cause.

It’s almost the official start of spring when many folks find themselves dealing with seasonal allergies and other illnesses. And while our immune systems are usually up to the task of keeping us healthy (or at least helping us recover from minor issues), even the most robust antibodies can sometimes struggle to fight off mold exposure symptoms. In some cases, one of those symptoms may just be an annoying pain in your head that prevents you from living your best life. When mold has you down, testing for household mold can put you on the right track to better health!

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