Migraine Symptom Map

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Aura
Diarrhea & constipation
Difficulty concentrating
Fatigue
Feeling lightheaded
Fever
Food cravings
Hives
Mood changes
Nausea or vomiting
Neck pain
Numbness or tingling
One-sided head pain
Puffy eyelid
Sensitivity to light
Sensitivity to smells
Sensitivity to sound
Throbbing pain
Vertigo
Vision changes
Weakness
Aura
Aura usually describes a visual disturbance, or an illusion. The migraine sufferer may see light or a shape that isn’t there, experience temporary loss in vision, or experience other changes in vision. Sensory aura refers to changes in other senses that can last a few minutes or up to a few hours.
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Diarrhea & constipation
Some people experience diarrhea or constipation along with their migraines.
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Difficulty concentrating
For many people, difficulty concentrating is a migraine symptom that occurs during the migraine prodrome or postdrome, which are the first and last stages of migraine.
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Fatigue
Before, during and even after a migraine attack, a number of migraine sufferers report an overall lack of energy.
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Feeling lightheaded
For people with migraines, the lightheaded feeling is a common symptom. It is often associated with vertigo or dizziness.
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Fever
Some migraine sufferers complained of fever during migraines.
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Food cravings
The desire or craving for certain foods has been linked to migraines.
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Hives
Hives, a common complaint, sometimes occur in migraine sufferers. Hives are also called urticaria.
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Mood changes
Changes in mood occur in some migraine sufferers. At times, mood changes can happen before, during or after the actual migraine attack.
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Nausea or vomiting
Nausea can occur by itself or it may cause vomiting.
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Neck pain
Pain in the neck has been listed as a migraine symptom for some migraine sufferers.
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Numbness or tingling
These sensations of numbness, sometimes called sensory aura, can occur before, during or after the migraine pain begins.
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One-sided head pain
Although migraines may cause pain all over the head, often the pain starts or is concentrated on one side. Pain on one side of the head is called unilateral pain.
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Puffy eyelid
A symptom seen in some migraine sufferers is puffy eyelid. This is also called eyelid edema or oedema.
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Sensitivity to light
The majority of migraine sufferers experience the migraine symptom light sensitivity during a migraine attack.
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Sensitivity to smells
About 40 percent to 50 percent of migraine sufferers experience a change in their sense of smell during a migraine attack.
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Sensitivity to sound
About three quarters of migraine suffers complain of sound sensitivity.
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Throbbing pain
The most common symptom among migraine sufferers is throbbing head pain.
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Vertigo
Migraine is responsible for more cases of vertigo than any other medical condition.
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Vision changes
In addition to causing pain, migraines often cause changes in the senses. The most common sense impacted is eyesight.
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Weakness
Although many of the migraine symptoms center around head pain, some migraine sufferers feel weak during a migraine.
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