According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, there is “pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck, usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas.” This muscle tightness can be caused by stress and anxiety.
Stress, depression and anxiety are also causes of migraines. Further delving into stress, “repressed emotions can also precipitate migraine headaches, and the muscle tension often brought on by stressful situations can add to the severity of the headache,” according to the NHF.
If the migraines are determined to be caused by any of the previous three triggers, then those triggers can possibly be treated to relieve the migraines.
Migraines are different from tension headaches because the pain is pulsating or throbbing and is usually only found on one side of the head, according to the NHF.
There is also "nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light," according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.
People can have coexisting migraine and tension-type headaches as well.