Headaches and migraines sometimes seem similar, but there are notable differences between the two. Here are seven signs your headache might be a migraine.
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1. You experience throbbing head pain.
A migraine usually causes throbbing pain on one side of the head.
2. Your vision becomes distorted.
A migraine may cause you to see sparkling lights, flashes and different colors.
3. You feel numb and weak.
A migraine may cause numbness and weakness on one side of the body.
4. You feel nauseous.
A migraine is frequently accompanied by nausea; In fact, research indicates eight out of 10 people who experience migraines in the United States deal with nausea.
5. Your headache lasts for several hours or days.
A migraine often lasts anywhere from two hours to three days.
6. Your headache pain worsens due to bright lights or loud sounds.
A migraine sometimes causes sensitivity to light (photophobia) and/or sound (phonophobia).
7. You experience migraine prodrome symptoms.
A migraine may begin with prodrome, a warning phase that causes food cravings, fatigue and other symptoms.
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If you are dealing with chronic migraines and find that your current medications are ineffective or cause intolerable side effects, Dr. Jonathan Cabin of The Migraine Institute can help. Please contact us today at 310.461.0303 to schedule a migraine treatment consultation with Dr. Cabin.