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