Tension-Type Headache Migraine Headache
Onset-to-peak interval Hours to days Minutes to 1 hour
Frequency Often daily or continuous Rarely >1/wk
Localization Nuchal or circumferential Temporal
Aura Never Present 20% of time
Character Aching, pressure, bandlike Pounding
Laterality Usually bilateral Unilateral, but may change sides
Duration Day to Days 12-24 hours
Nausea and Vomiting Rarely Frequently
Photophobia/Sonophobia Sometimes mild symptomatology Frequent severe symptomatology
Table 1: Comparison of Tension-Type and Migraine Headache.