What are common migraine symptoms?

Because there are a number of different types of migraines, migraine symptoms can vary greatly. Not everyone with a migraine will experience every symptom, and two migraine sufferers may have a completely different experience from one another.

Those who experience severe migraines should seek the help of a professional to alleviate their symptoms and help them to determine the root cause of their migraine. Some migraines may be a result of a more serious medical condition.

Some of the common symptoms of a migraine include:

  • Pulsating or throbbing pain
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sensitivity to sounds
  • Nausea
  • Aura
  • Vomiting
  • Changes to vision, often blurriness
  • Pain specific to one side

What to do when you have a migraine?

If you are experiencing migraines, keep track of the occurrences in a journal. Track the dates, lengths, and types of pain or symptoms you are experiencing when you have a migraine. Make note if anything makes the symptoms worse or if anything alleviates them.

When you go to speak to your healthcare practitioner about your migraines, this journal can be key to sorting out what may be triggering your migraines and how to treat them. In some cases, migraines may be hereditary or they may be caused by injury, illness, or any number of external triggers.

If you are experiencing any of these common migraine symptoms, be sure to let your health care team know. They can help you to avoid future migraines and can help you know what to do when you experience one to alleviate the symptoms.

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