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  • By Anonymous

    Does anyone else have a racing heart/feeling of panic/anxiety before a migraine? This has happened to me for the last three days in a row at work. A little concerned, but hoping it’s just an “aura” because I am getting a migraine within about an hour or so and the racing-heart seems to subside.

  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi becky,

    Thank you for your question. Panic/anxiety issues can often occur with a migraine attack and can also be a migraine symptom, more on that in a bit. Having said that, if these are new and/or different symptoms, please let your doctor know so he can rule out anything more serious.

    We have information on panic/anxiety and migraine in these articles; and

    I know I occasionally get anxious before a migraine, which usually comes out as irritability.