Some Basic Symptoms of Migraines

There are about 30 million cases of migraines in the U.S.A, out of which approximately 22.5 million are women. The victims of migraines typically suffer from severe headaches on one of the sides of their head. This headache could become more intense with too much physical activities. The symptoms of migraines may be different for different people. The following are some common symptoms of migraine:

•    Aura: This is one of the most common symptoms of migraine. Here the patients may see flickering lights, lines or spots. The aura usually can be seen by the patient for anything between 5 to 60 minutes or so. A person may or may not experience a severe headache when that person sees an aura.

•    Mood swings: people suffering from migraine often goes through a lot of mood swings. One moment the person may feel very happy and high the other moment that person may feel down and depressed for no apparent reason. Experts say this may be caused possibly because of a connection get a goos. It has been proven that depression actually causes migraines to become more severe.

•    Difficulty in Sleeping: People who are suffering from migraine often do not get sufficient sleep. They find it difficult to sleep at night due to which, when they wake up they encounter a tiring feeling. Insomnia is often seen as an effect of long term migraine.

•    Sinus: Another common symptom of migraine is stuffy nose, clear nasal drainage, and droopy eyelids, etc. which are common symptoms of Sinus. It is very common to see people who have encountered headaches because of sinus also suffering from migraines.

•    Food: people suffering from migraines often have cravings for certain kinds of food. One of the most common cravings for migraine patients are chocolates.

•    Headaches: severe headaches or throbbing headache on one side or both the sides of the head can be associated with migraines.

•    Eye Pain: People often visit an eye specialist for eye pain behind their eyes. However, even after eye tests being conducted nothing conclusive comes out. Such pain can be caused by migraines too. At times a severe migraine attack can start from being one of these eye pains.

•    Urinating often: Migraine patients have to urinate more often than an average person. This change usually occurs in the period preceding the migraine. This period is called prodrome phase of migraine.

•    Yawning: Yawning too many times may be a sign of tiredness, which in turn is a major symptom of migraine.

•    Sensory Aura: it is typically described as a pins and needles feeling, especially on one of the sides of the body. This feeling has a tendency to move from the fingers to the hands and finally on the face.

•    Nausea: Nausea coupled with vomiting is another sign of the severe migraine condition. It is also true that the people suffering from nausea may face more intense headache than someone who is not.

•    Speech Disorder: minor speech disorder is common among those people who are suffering from migraine.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *