What are the
signs and symptoms of migraine?
Migraine headaches are very debilitating. The pain experienced by a
migraine sufferer is intense and
severe often leading to nausea and vomiting with extreme sensitivity to
Below are a list of the most common migraine symptoms and answers to frequently asked questions about this health condition.
and Symptoms of Migraines
Nausea and/or vomiting
Sensitive to light and sound
Aura prior to the headache (vision or
Severe pounding headache
Headache is usually on one side of the
Are there any
some people, they do get "warning" signs called an aura. These could
include sensations of lights, blind spots and tingling feeling in the
arms or legs. The aura can happen 15 to 30 minutes prior to the
beginning of the migraine attack.
As well, some people may experience cravings for sweets, become
depressed, excited, irritable or drowsy several hours to a day before
the migraine attack. These symptoms that happen before the attack are
How long does
it last and how often does it occur?
it can last for several minutes to several days. Some people get it
several times per week while others may only experience it once a year or less.
do not know exactly what causes them. Migraines seem to involve an
imbalance in neurotransmitters in the brain, causing the blood
vessels to dialate. This stretching of the blood vessels stimulates
nerves and is believed to be the cause of the severe pain.
It is known that the levels of serotonin, a type of neurotransmitter, go
down during an episode of migraine attack.
What are the
risk factors and triggers for migraine headaches?
Factors and Triggers for Migraines
Women are three times more likely to get
migraines than men
Those between the age of 20 and 55
Lack of sleep or a state of poor health
Excessive exposure to bright lights
- Smelling odours such as chemicals,
perfumes, smoke or flowers
Emotional and/or physical stress
such as caffeine drinks, artificial sweeteners (aspartame), aged
cheese, chocolate, monosodium glutamate (MSG), eggs, alcohol and
Menopause or pregnancy (hormonal changes)
- Medications such as birth control pills
(also used to control migraine headaches)
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