How do you know if you’re hav­ing a migraine?

migraine symptoms


Migraine seri­ous­ly inter­feres with life and spoils the mood. And who will be hap­py if he has a con­stant headache? But a migraine is dif­fer­ent from a sim­ple headache. It is often accom­pa­nied by nau­sea, vom­it­ing, drowsi­ness, loss of strength.

If you’re suf­fer­ing from a migraine, these 18 warn­ing signs are worth remem­ber­ing.

1. Sudden mood swings

Before the onset of a migraine, some peo­ple feel very depressed, or expe­ri­ence a sud­den upsurge in ener­gy. In addi­tion, the pres­ence of depres­sion affects the like­li­hood of expe­ri­enc­ing a migraine. Sci­en­tists have proven that depres­sion increas­es the risk of recur­rent migraine, can turn it into a chron­ic one.

2. Nasal congestion, watery eyes

Some peo­ple with a migraine expe­ri­ence the clas­sic symp­toms of sinusi­tis before it starts: nasal con­ges­tion, mucus dis­charge, heav­i­ness of the eye­lids, watery eyes.

3. Throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head

Throb­bing pain in the tem­ples is one of the clas­sic symp­toms of a migraine. Very often it occurs on one side of the head.



4. Neck pain

First, the neck numbs, and then the head starts to hurt. This is the clas­sic ini­tial stage of a migraine. Also, throb­bing pain in the back of the neck appears after the migraine sub­sides.

5. Yawning

If you yawn a lot and uncon­trol­lably (every few min­utes), this is not a sign that you are tired. Most like­ly a migraine is already close and will cov­er soon.

6. Nausea, vomiting

Most migraine patients expe­ri­ence nau­sea, and some even begin to feel sick. How­ev­er, if you have these symp­toms, the pain in your head will be worse, and you will need more strong med­i­cines to dull it.

7. Activity increases pain, causes new attacks

Sim­ple things like climb­ing stairs, walk­ing, and even get­ting out of bed can make a migraine worse, caus­ing it to flare up again.

Some migraines can also be trig­gered by exer­cise and any kind of phys­i­cal activ­i­ty.

In this case, you need to quick­ly go to the doc­tor to rule out a brain aneurysm.

8. Weakness in one side of the body

The hand goes limp, it seems that it is some­how non-work­ing or wadded. Mus­cle weak­ness in one side of the body can be a seri­ous sign of an oncom­ing migraine. But in addi­tion to migraine, it can also be a sign of a stroke, so you should con­sult your doc­tor about this.

9. Weakness after pain

After the migraine pass­es, the patient usu­al­ly feels as if he had been beat­en. Fatigue, trou­ble con­cen­trat­ing, weak­ness, dizzi­ness, and light­head­ed­ness are com­mon symp­toms of a migraine that has passed.

10. Aura

Some peo­ple who suf­fer from migraines expe­ri­ence an aura dur­ing their attacks. These are lights in the eyes, spots, lines. First, these symp­toms begin, and then — a headache.

11. Lack of sleep, restless sleep

Peo­ple with migraines usu­al­ly wake up tired before an attack, or have trou­ble falling asleep. The worse the sleep, the more fre­quent and intense the migraine. At the same time, it becomes more dif­fi­cult to fall asleep dur­ing a migraine attack.



12. Cravings for certain foods

Before a migraine attack, you usu­al­ly want to eat some­thing like that. For exam­ple, choco­late.

13. Eye pain

Migraine pain often occurs behind the eyes or direct­ly in the eyes. It usu­al­ly feels like overex­er­tion, as if you’ve spent too much time on the com­put­er.

14. Frequent urination

If you have to go to the toi­let a lot, even though you did not drink much water, this is a warn­ing sign that a migraine is about to start. This symp­tom usu­al­ly appears a few hours before the onset of a headache.

15. Numbness, tingling in the limbs (more often in the hands)

Some peo­ple have a so-called sen­so­ry aura before a migraine. Tin­gling or numb­ness in the hands is nor­mal.

16. Light, sound and smells increase pain.

Any­one who has a migraine knows that it is usu­al­ly eas­i­er to endure it in a dark and qui­et place with­out unnec­es­sary odors. Because if this state begins, all smells begin to seem sim­ply ter­ri­ble.

17. Difficulty talking

Be care­ful! It’s also a sign of a stroke!

Many migraine suf­fer­ers feel that speak­ing becomes more dif­fi­cult, slow­er.

18. Dizziness, double vision

Some types of migraines can cause dizzi­ness, dou­ble vision, and par­tial loss of vision. But at the same time, it is also worth check­ing the eyes, as the prob­lem may also be in them.

Do you have a migraine? How do you save your­self from it? Share life hacks in the com­ments!