Headaches are unpleasant for anyone, but Migraine headaches are worse. When there is pressure or pain in your head it's hard to differentiate between a normal headache and migraine headache. So, let's shed some light on what causes headache? what are migraine headache symptoms? How severe is the headache? A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. Associated symptoms such as:
Pain behind one eye or ear
Pain in the temples
Seeing spots or flashing lights
Sensitivity to light and/or sound
Temporary vision loss
Compared to other types of headaches, a migraine headache is moderate to severe. Talking about the types of headaches, here are a few that are as unpleasant as a migraine.
Migraine headache symptoms are usually different from normal headache symptoms. Migraine headaches will typically affect only one side of the head. However, there are cases where a migraine headache has affected both sides of the head causing severe headache.
The intensity of pain also differs from other headaches: A migraine headache causes intense and severe pain that restricts you from performing your daily tasks and activities. It is usually an episodic headache associated with certain features such as sensitivity to light, sound, or movement; nausea and vomiting often accompany the headache.
Migraine headaches are typically divided into two categories:
Migraine with aura
Migraine without aura
An “aura” is the sensation a person experiences before they get a migraine. These sensations occur anywhere between 10-30 minutes before the attack. Here are some sensations a person experiences before a migraine-
Feeling less alert
Having trouble thinking
Seeing flashing lights or unusual lines
A tingling sensation, or numbness, in the face or hands
An unusual sense of smell, taste or touch
Some of the other migraine symptoms can occur a day or two before the attack and are more subtle than the above headache symptoms:
Unusual food cravings
Now let's look at what causes headaches? What triggers a migraine? Typically, migraine triggers may include:
Headaches can range from being a mild inconvenience to being severely THROBBING PAIN.. Treating headaches as early as possible is necessary. If any signs or headache symptoms point towards migraine, seek your doctor's help. Distinguishing migraine from other types of headaches can be tricky. Pay attention to the time before the headache starts for signs of an aura and report it to your doctor.