Pine Bluff, AR
A 22-year-old female asked:
What can cause throbbing/pulsating unilateral headaches with only sensitivity to movement, some smell sensitivity. no phonophobia or sound phobia. is it possible to still be a migraine?
3 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Can be that or : Other things too. Look for the source of your migraine to make sure you eliminate triggers, which can be dietary too like proteins from cheese, wine, other foods that you can be tested for by your PCP. Also vascular and musculoskeletal causes can add to this unilateral picture. It can be a stress tension headache vs. migraine as well. Consider all causes.
2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Yep. Migraines: present with a full range of Sx's, some of which you just described. Each person can have one or many of a basket of possible Sx's, ranging from aches (anywhere on the head), sensitivities to light, sound, movement, heat, pressure, etc. Migraines can happen in any part of the body--they are just experienced differently. Go to a neurologist for this one.
1.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Clinical Psychology 26 years experience
611 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 27, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.