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What are some moods someone with a migraine may feel?

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Researchers haven't fully connected the dots between migraine headaches and moodiness, but whatever the reasons, your mood may shift in a variety of ways. You may:

  • Feel hyperactive
  • Find it hard to think
  • Have trouble concentrating
  • Get depressed or anxious
  • Feel cheerful

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Migraine Research Foundation: "Migraine Facts."

The Mayo Clinic: "Migraine Symptoms and Causes."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Migraine Fact Sheet."

Neuhauser, H. , Feb. 27, 2001. Neurology

National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."

Quintela, E. , September 2006. Cephalalgia

Reviewed by Stephen D. Silberstein on August 9, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Migraine Research Foundation: "Migraine Facts."

The Mayo Clinic: "Migraine Symptoms and Causes."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Migraine Fact Sheet."

Neuhauser, H. , Feb. 27, 2001. Neurology

National Headache Foundation: "Migraine."

Quintela, E. , September 2006. Cephalalgia

Reviewed by Stephen D. Silberstein on August 9, 2017

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