Brain aneurysms can feel like the worst headache you could possibly imagine, and if left untreated, they’re often fatal. So what exactly is an aneurysm? It’s a weakened spot in the blood vessel walls, which can causes bulges in the blood vessels. Aneurysms most commonly occur in the aorta, but brain aneurysms are common as well.
It’s particularly hard to spot the differences between a brain aneurysm and a normal headache or a migraine. If a brain aneurysm ruptures, an immediate and extremely severe headache can immediately be felt. Nonetheless, the striking similarity in symptoms between migraines and brain aneurysms can make it easy to shrug it off as ‘just another headache’.