What are the symptoms of a migraine?

Migraine FAQs: What are the symptoms of a migraine?

There are a large number of migraine symptoms; some of the most common are:

  • Throbbing, pulsating pain — 85 percent
  • Light sensitivity — 80 percent
  • Sound sensitivity — 76 percent
  • Nausea — 73 percent
  • Pain on one side — 59 percent
  • Vision changes, blurred vision — 44 percent
  • Aura — 36 percent
  • Vomiting — 29 percent
  • — These figures are from the American Migraine Study II of almost 4,000 migraine sufferers in 1999.

    Other symptoms include:

  • Sensitivity to smell
  • Stiff neck
  • Dizziness or dizzy spells
  • Cloudy vision or other vision changes
  • Weakness