Migraine is usually periodic attacks of headaches on one or both sides of the head. Other symptoms such as feeling sick (nausea) or being sick (vomiting), increased sensitivity light or sound, dizziness, blurred vision, cognitive disturbances are also common.
There are two main types of migraine attack:
- Migraine attack without aura – common migraine.
This is the most common type of Migraine.
The headache is usually on one side of the head, typically at the front or side. Sometimes it is on both sides of the head. Sometimes it starts on one side, and then spreads all over the head. The pain is moderate or severe and is often described as throbbing or pulsating. Movements of the head may make it worse.
- Migraine attack with aura – classic migraine.
The symptoms are same as above but also include a warning sign (an aura) before the headache begins.
Visual aura is the most common type of aura. Eg. temporary loss of part of vision, objects may seem to rotate.
Numbness and pins and needles are the second most common type of aura.
Problems with speech are the third most common type of aura
Other types of aura include an odd smell,other odd sensations