How can you tell if you have migraines?

Detailed description. Migraine is a disorder that is made from clinical information only. Very detailed description of events, careful calendar of times and triggers, and exclusion of other possible causes for headache all are necessary and appropriate. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. Consult with a migraine specialist may also be appropriate.

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How can you tell if you have a migraine?

Bad experience. Some pts have auras, or premonitory symptoms, which include bright spots before the eyes, light flashes, perhaps numbness over face, mouth or arm, and speech problems perhaps. The headache typically is unilateral, throbbing, associated with light and noise sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. The duration is often 6-8 hrs, but up to 2-3 days in a few unfortunates. If familiar, see doctor. Read more...