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What are the symptoms of a migraine headache?

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Migraine headaches cause throbbing pain, often on one side of your head. Other symptoms include:

  • Sensitivity to light, noise, and smells
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurred vision or seeing spots, dots, or zigzag lines

From: Chronic Daily Headache WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Rebound Headaches," "What Are Tension-Type Headaches?"

National Institutes of Health: Patient Education Institute's "Migraine Headaches."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Hemicrania Continua Information Page."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Chronic Daily Headache."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Rebound Headaches," "What Are Tension-Type Headaches?"

National Institutes of Health: Patient Education Institute's "Migraine Headaches."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "NINDS Hemicrania Continua Information Page."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Chronic Daily Headache."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 20, 2018

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