Migraines are a condition in the brain that can cause multiple symptoms to occur within the body. What usually happens is debilitating headaches, nausea, vomiting, difficult speaking, tingling or numbness in limbs or sensitivity to light and sound. Migraines can affect anyone no matter the age and are often hereditary.
To receive the diagnosis of migraines is based on your medical history, symptoms, and making sure nothing else is going on with your health. Migraines can happen frequently for some, while others experience them less often. The severity of the headaches, light sensitivity and other symptoms can be different for each person as well.
Sometimes migraines occur during adolescence while others do not experience them until they are into adulthood. Migraines differ from regular headaches. You may experience depression, cravings, neck stiffness, fatigue, excessive yawning, and even hyperactivity and irritability. It can be difficult to tell the difference between a common headache or a migraine. Some factors to take into consideration when differentiating between a regular headache or a migraine is that you may experience difficulty speaking in a clear and concise manner, you may feel prickly sensations in your arms, legs, or even your face. You may experience some vision loss, or you may see shapes, lights, or bright spots. Migraines are not only a severe headache, but can affect other parts of the body as well. You may even experience dizzy spells, sensitivities to light or sound, and nausea.
Migraine head pain is often described as pounding, throbbing, and debilitating. It mainly focuses on the forehead area as a mild pain, but then increases into something more severe. Migraines can shift the pain around your head. If migraines are left untreated it is possible that they last up to a week. If you are experiencing what you believe to be migraines, reach out to Neuro-Behavioral Clinical Research and find the best treatment plan for both you and your migraines.