Symptom Detail

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Although this is not a common symptom of MS, reports suggest that MS patients have a higher incidence of certain types of headaches.


Vascular or migraine type headaches have been reported as the first symptom of MS amongst some patients.

Important Facts

Headaches that are directly associated with MS have been described as migraines, cluster headaches and tension type headaches.


Several causes are possible for headaches related to MS: 1. lesions 2. optic neuritis 3. depression 4. medication side effects.


Treating headaches for people with MS and those without MS is pretty much the same. However, it is important to speak with your neurologist, as certain medications may work better.