Sign and Symptoms of Migraine

Migraine is simply a headache which might be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to light. In many people, a throbbing pain is also felt on one side of the head.

Migraine is caused by abnormal brain activity, which is triggered by stress, certain foods, environmental factors, or something else. However, the exact chain of events remains unclear. There is also involvement of the Gut brain connection. As per this connection we are having two brains one in our head and another one in the digestive system. No doubt these can work independently even then these are affected by each other. This is the reason the food allergies are also involved in migraine attacks. Here first the GUT brain is affected by the allergic food and then it affects the brain located in our head.

Some facts about Migraine:

  • Migraine headache mostly tends to first appear between the ages of 10 and 45. Sometimes they may begin later in life.
  • Migraines occur more often in women than men,
  • Migraines may run in families.
  • Some women, but not all, may have fewer migraines when they are pregnant.


Some fellows have warning sign as Vision disturbances called as aura before the actual attack of Migraine. The aura occurs in both eyes and may involve any or all of the following:

  • A temporary blind spot
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye pain
  • Seeing stars or zigzag lines
  • Tunnel vision

Aura generally comes about 10 - 15 minutes before the headache. However, it may occur just a few minutes to 24 hours beforehand. A headache may not always follow an aura.

The signs and symptoms of migraine include:

  • Migraine headaches can be dull or severe.
  • The pain is felt behind the eye or in the back of the head and neck.
  • For many patients, the headaches start on the same side each time.
  • The headaches feel throbbing, pounding, or pulsating
  • Headache is Are worse on one side of the head
  • Headache starts as a dull ache and get worse within minutes to hours and it lasts for 6 to 48 hours

Other accompanying symptoms include:

  • Chills
  • Increased urination
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness
  • Problems concentrating, trouble finding words
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Sweating

Even after the attack of migraine there can be some symptoms may persist which are generally called as migraine "hangover." Symptoms include:

  • Feeling mentally dull, like your thinking is not clear or sharp
  • Increased need for sleep
  • Neck pain

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