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What are common symptoms of migraine?

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You can have a mix of migraine symptoms. Common ones include:

  • A headache that often begins as a dull ache and grows into throbbing pain. It usually gets worse during physical activity. The pain can shift from one side of the head to the other, can be in the front of the head, or feel like it's affecting the whole head.
  • Sensitivity to light, noise, and smells
  • Nausea and vomiting, upset stomach, and belly pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling very warm or cold
  • Pale skin
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever (this is rare)

From: Migraine Headaches WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."

Stewart, W. February 1997. Annals of Neurology,

Daroff, R. Saunders, 2012. Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice, 6th edition,

Medical Clinics of North America, March 2009.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on May 23, 2018

SOURCES: National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."

Stewart, W. February 1997. Annals of Neurology,

Daroff, R. Saunders, 2012. Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice, 6th edition,

Medical Clinics of North America, March 2009.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on May 23, 2018

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