Cluster headache is different from other types like tension-type headache and even migraine. The pain from this rare condition is much more severe and occurs without warning. The pain stays on one side of the head, usually around the eye.
This is called cluster headache because there is a group, or cluster, of headaches that occur over a period of time.
A migraine headache is more than a bad headache. It is a complex disease that may last for a long period of time. A migraine headache may cause intense throbbing that usually starts on one side of your head. This feeling may spread to other parts of your head or neck.
Migraine headaches can be very painful. The pain may last for hours or days. During a migraine attack, you may vomit, be sensitive to light, and/or sound.
A tension-type headache is the most common type of headache. The pain is often mild to moderate. It may last for just 30 minutes or up to seven days. The pain may be like a pressing or tightening feeling, and it may occur on both sides of the head.