How Migraine Symptoms can be understood for better treatment?

Have you ever heard of the phrase ‘danger knocking at the door’? Migraine symptoms are like that knocking. It’s best to know beforehand what is forthcoming and how severe it can be. Our bodies like a very responsible entity send us signals for what is about to happen and our job is recognizing it and taking precautions.

Another thing about a migraine is that no one should treat it by themselves without consulting a doctor. You can easily find medicine names recommended online and also their components. But it is advisable to seek a Doctors intervention for correct management of migraine.

Migraine symptoms vary depending on the stages and types of a migraine. One should always maintain a regular note of the symptoms that are seen so that early precautions can be taken. For this, first one should know about the different types and symptoms:

1. With Aura:

The word ‘Aura’ as beautiful as it sounds doesn’t have that effect,though when it comes to a migraine.  It is a psychological and visionary sign that occurs before or during the pain. This classic headache causes the following disturbances:

• Visual blurriness

• Dark spots in front of eyes

• Sudden blackout

• Flashes of light

• It also affects our olfactory and hearing sensations

There are some other types of migraine symptoms which are sub-branches of a headache with aura:

i. Basilar or Brainstem aura: This occurs mostly in children and adolescents. The symptoms are similar to a migraine with aura. The most frequent victim of this kind is teenage girls who are nearing puberty.

ii. Hemiplegic migraine: This is a severe type of migraine. It can even cause partial paralysis due to a headache. This is also a primary cause of vertigo.

iii. Retinal migraine: This is a very rare type of a headache that people come across. It causes temporary vision blackout to vision loss depending on the degree of pain.

iv. Migraine without a headache: It is a cycle of continuous vomiting and visionary issues.

2. Without Aura:

Mostly, people experience this type of headache. It doesn’t come with a warning. It starts suddenly extreme pain on either or both side of the head.  This is also known as ‘Common Migraine.’ The symptoms are:

• Throbbing or pulsation

• Vomiting

• Nausea

• Dizziness

• Mood swings

• Tension and depression

Symptoms those can be mostly recognized

There has been extensive research done globally based on the migraine symptoms, how common they are and their frequency respectively:

1. Pulsating pain and throbbing:85%

2. Light sensitivity: 80%

3. Sound sensitivity: 76%

4. Nausea and dizziness: 73%

5. Either side pain: 59%

6. Blurred Vision: 44%

7. Mood swings: 38%

8. Aura: 36%

9. Vomiting: 29%

10. Vertigo: 5%