Migraines and Headaches Basics Difference Between a Headache and a Migraine Share Pin Email More in Migraines and Headaches Basics Migraine Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Coping Understanding Migraines Updated April 21, 2016 What's the difference between a headache and a migraine? This is what you should know. Up Next Up Next Video What Are Cluster Headaches? Up Next Video Are Migraines Dangerous? Up Next Video What's a Tension Headache? Up Next Video Could Prescriptions Make Your Headache Worse?