Signs And Symptoms Of Migraine

Almost everyone gets a headache, but migraine is not just a bad headache. It has specific symptoms.

Migraine pain differentiates from other types of headache, it has specific symptoms. These symptoms appear different from person to person in intensity, character, frequency and duration. Migraine attacks can appear as infrequently as a couple of times a year or almost every day. There are two main types of migraine: Classical Migraine - migraine with aura- and Common Migraine - migraine without no warning or aura.

A minority of migraine patients experience aura, which is the term for the sign of the pain to come. The sign can be described as bright spots or zigzag lines before the eyes and blurred vision or temporary visual loss. In rare cases numbness or tingling of the face and lips can be observed. These symptoms usually go away within one hour and replaced by a headache. But it also possible to have the aura and not the pain that comes after.

With the common migraine, headache begins without warning. Children mostly experience common migraine. Common symptoms of migraine are associated with:

-Intense head pain. The pain begins on one side of the head and it spreads downward to the eye, face and even neck. The pain can switch sides and less commonly can affect both sides at once.

-Feeling a relentless throbbing or pounding deep in the head.

-Having nausea


-Strong and painful reactions to light and loud noises. As a result patients try to avoid them.

-The simple act of moving may be difficult during the migraine attack. Pain may worsen from activity.

-Not being able to carry out day to day activities.

-Need to lie down during the attacks.

It is not necessary to have all these symptoms. They may be moderate or severe. Migraine attacks may last between four hours and three days if not treated or poorly treated. Because you have the need to lie down and rest during these attacks your working life, family life and social activities may be disrupted.

Migraines most commonly occur in women and usually start between the ages of 10 and 46. Migraines can be difficult to diagnose. Without proper diagnosis, the patient cannot get the proper treatment. It is more likely the patient visits the doctor headache-free so it is important to describe the symptoms in a very clear way.

Because migraine is more than a common headache, in some people painkillers may not work. It is more suitable to take special migraine medicines prescribed by a doctor These medicines can stop or help to relieve the migraine pain.

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