What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Migraines?

Q:
What are the causes and symptoms of migraines?

A:
The causes of migraine are still unsure. The headache is just one of the symptoms of migraine.

The symptoms of migraines include:

  • A brief period of depression, irritability, anxiety, moodiness, and decreased appetite as long as 24 hours before the onset of a headache
  • Symptoms of an aura an hour or less before head pain starts
  • A severe, throbbing headache, sometimes concentrated on only one side of the head or around one eye lasting between four and 72 hours
  • A headache that worsens with exertion
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Extreme sensitivity to light, so painful to the eyes and head that it requires retreat to a darkened room
  • Extreme sensitivity to sound
  • Arm or leg weakness, difficulty speaking, or confusion
  • Severe exhaustion, confusion, or moodiness.

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