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Migraine - Symptoms

Last Updated on Feb 27, 2020
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What are the Symptoms of Migraine?

A migraine attack can last for few hours or days.

There are many forms of migraine headaches. The classic migraine and the common migraine are the two main types.

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Classic Migraine- Prodrome symptoms or ‘aura’ can be seen in some patients. This warns of an approaching migraine attack. The patient may feel a change in the eyesight. Bright spots or zigzag lines will be seen. The change in eyesight is often followed by numbness and tingling of the lips, face, hands (on one or both sides), weakness of an arm or leg, dizziness, unsteadiness in walking, drowsiness, slight confusion of thinking, and inability to speak or slurred speech. Many patients will not have most of these symptoms. They will have one or two of these symptoms. The symptoms may last for 5 to 15 minutes or more. As these symptoms disappear, a throbbing headache begins on one side of the head. They will also experience nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and noise.(5 Trusted Source
Migraine - Migraine Research Foundation

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Symptoms of Migraine

Common Migraine- This type comes without any warning signs. A throbbing headache begins and the location of the headache varies. The pain may be on both sides of the head, or it may shift from side to side. Nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and noise usually accompany the headache.(6 Trusted Source
What is a migraine headache?

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Postdrome symptoms or migraine hangover can be seen in some patients. Symptoms include-

  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Pain in the head and/or neck
  • Increased desire to rest or sleep
  • Mood changes

Reference:

  1. What is migraine? - (https://www.migrainetrust.org/about-migraine/migraine-what-is-it/more-than-just-a-headache/)
  2. Botulinum toxin - (https://www.migrainetrust.org/living-with-migraine/treatments/botox/)
  3. Migraine - (https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000709.htm)
  4. Migraine - A-Z Health Topics - (https://www.womenshealth.gov/a-z-topics/migraine)
  5. Migraine - Migraine Research Foundation - (https://migraineresearchfoundation.org/about-migraine/what-is-migraine/)
  6. What is a migraine headache? - (https://familydoctor.org/condition/migraines/)
  7. Treatment of Acute Migraine Headache - (https://www.aafp.org/afp/2011/0201/p271.html)
  8. The diagnosis and treatment of chronic migraine - (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4416971/)

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AARTIACHARYA

TODAY'S MIGRAINE HIS REAL DANGER'S IN INDIA AND GUJARAT STATE
ALL MEGA CITY, TOWN, VILLAGE.

lekshmi

for me now migraine is in peak stage..even though i m taking sibelium tablet i cant get rid off dat..nowadays i m taking 3-4 tablets a day

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