Migraine is not just a headache. You might confuse severe headaches with migraine. On the contrary, people who actually suffer from migraine do not have an idea that occurring pain can be from migraine. That is why it is essential to understand the exact symptoms and condition of migraine. Most people also confuse migraine symptoms with sinus and wonder why their medication isn’t working.
Migraine hits the individual back to back and experience throbbing or pulsating pain. The pain severity also ranges from mild to severe as reported by several patients. A person having episodes of migraine experience other symptoms like nausea and weakness.
As to cure the repeated attacks our experts at Specialty Care Clinics provide a special pain management program that helps patients to relieve themselves from the recurrence of symptoms.
We know that it is hard for a normal human being to identify migraine from other headaches. Look for these seven signs to recognize the condition of migraine.
Nausea or vomiting
According to the reports, the majority (90%) of people with migraine experiences nausea. 70% of people affected by migraine reported experiencing vomiting too when having a migraine attack.
That means if you are having throbbing pain in the head accompanied by nausea as well as vomiting, you might be suffering from a migraine. People also become sensitive to light and sound.
Nausea is one of the most common symptoms for diagnosing migraine. However, it is not the same in every migraine patient. Some may have mild experiences while others can suffer severe symptoms.
During the first stage of migraine which is known as the prodrome phase, people experience a pre-headache aura. This prodrome phase lasts from a few hours to days. Many people do not consider it as a symptom due to its non-frequency in migraine patients.
Numbness in your hands, face, or arms can be a usual sign of a pre-headache aura. Flashing lights or blind spots create visual discrepancies. Issue when vocalizing the words as well as seeing wavy lines.
Pain in one side of the head
Throbbing or pulsating one-sided pain is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or increased sensitivity. Further migraine headaches are divided into different categories :
- Common migraine or migraine without aura
- Classic migraine or migraine with aura
- Migraine without head pain or silent migraine
- Hemiplegic migraine
- Retinal migraine
- Chronic migraine
- Vestibular migraine
- Menstrual migraine
It is important to seek medical help. You can also go to Specialty Care Clinics if you are having regular headaches, which can be a sign of a migraine.
Heightened sense of smell
When a person is going to have a migraine attack his smell sensitivity increases. That is why odor plays a vital role when one has to predict a migraine attack. There are a few kinds of smells that can stimulate migraine attacks, these are :
- Car exhaust
- Nail polish
- Cigarette smoke
- Cleansing items
- Paint thinners
- Combustible gas
Experiencing neck pain
For migraine, neck pain is considered a symptom rather than the cause. Neck pain occurs usually on the same side as a headache. It acts as the key indicator for chronic migraines.
An urge to urinate frequently produces pelvic pain as well. This happens often in the premonitory stage of a migraine attack.
As a sign of upcoming migraine attacks people often experience excessive yawning two to three days before. This sign is visible without getting tired. It occurs every few minutes.
TREATMENT FOR MIGRAINE
People who suffer from migraine find that over-the-top painkillers have helped them in reducing the symptoms to some extent. People also have noticed their effectiveness if taken during the first sign of a migraine attack as these painkillers get the time to absorb into the bloodstream.