Headaches are common and can be caused by a number of things. While not every headache may require a visit to an emergency room there are some symptoms to look for which may signal something life threatening such as a stroke, aneurysm, or meningitis.
If your headache includes any of the following symptoms, go to the ER:
- Stiff neck with fever
- Difficulty walking, talking, hearing, or seeing
- Experiencing what feels like the “worst headache of your life”
- Neurologic signs such as facial droop or weakness or numbness in one arm or leg