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Strange migraine symptoms

  • By SueC

    I’ve had migraines for almost 40 years and have learned that one thing is always the same with them – they change. Symptoms, triggers, remedies, you name it. The newest for me is that my scalp itches. But I’ve also learned that what I think is a new piece of my migraine puzzle might just be something entirely unrelated. So my question is: Does anyone else get a SERIOUSLY itchy scalp as part of the migraine complex? It’s actually worse than the itchies I used to get when, as a public health nurse, I had to deal with head lice in a patient.

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  • By Meaghan Coneys Moderator

    Hi SueC,

    Thank you for your post and your question. I am sorry to hear you experience an itchy scalp, as it sounds like it must be frustrating to experience that on top of other migraine symptoms. While I feel community members will be able to provide you with more personal accounts, I though you would find the following article helpful – https://migraine.com/blog/scalp-hair-pain/. It does cover scalp pain, however there are many community member comments which you could helpful and may discuss scalp itchiness. Also, it sounds like this a new symptom, and we always suggest checking in with your doctor regarding any new symptoms you experience. Perhaps they could also provide you some treatment to diminish the itchiness, as I am sure it is not enjoyable. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to reach out. We love hearing from you and are happy you are a part of our community. Wishing you all the best today.

    Warmly,

    Meaghan (Migraine.com Team)

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  • By rishaya

    I don’t know about itching but keep in mind that migraine is a brain disease. Your brain is everything you experience, so, to me (neuroscience PhD), no symptom or sensation would surprise me. I tend to urinate very frequently during an episode! I don’ know if anybody else on the forum experiences this, but our brains are hyperactive one moment, the depressed another due to spreading depression. All sorts of stuff going on.

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