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How can silent migraines affect you?

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Silent migraines don’t come with the classic pain around the temples. They can affect your senses, movement, and speech. They include:

Even though your head doesn't hurt, this headache may affect your body in other ways, such as:

  • Trouble hearing, or hearing things that aren't there
  • Strange smells or tastes
  • Numbness, tingling, or a pins-and-needles feeling
  • Weakness
  • Difficulty remembering or saying a word
  • Upset stomach or vomiting
  • Hot flashes and chills
  • Stuff or runny nose
  • Dizziness or spinning (vertigo)
  • Sore neck or jaw
  • Sensitivity to light, sounds, smells, touch, or motion
  • Confusion

From: Silent Migraines WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Headache Foundation: "Headache - Frequently Asked Questions."

National Library of Medicine: "Migraine with Aura."

Migraine Research Foundation: "About Migraine."

eMedicine.com: "Pathophysiology and Treatment of Migraine and Related Headache."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "21st Century Prevention and Management of Migraine Headaches."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 12, 2017

SOURCES:

National Headache Foundation: "Headache - Frequently Asked Questions."

National Library of Medicine: "Migraine with Aura."

Migraine Research Foundation: "About Migraine."

eMedicine.com: "Pathophysiology and Treatment of Migraine and Related Headache."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "21st Century Prevention and Management of Migraine Headaches."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on November 12, 2017

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