What Are the Signs of a Migraine?


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According to WebMD, signs of a migraine that may begin a day or two before the headache starts include feeling depressed, irritable, extremely happy and energized, highly fatigued, or restless. Twenty percent of people experience an aura warning sign, seeing spots or experiencing numbness in the hands, arms or face.

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What Are the Signs of a Migraine?
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As WebMD points out, the aura warning sign begins approximately 30 minutes prior to a migraine starting. The most common symptoms during a migraine include a moderate to extreme throbbing pain on one side of the head, nausea, vomiting and pain behind one eye. Pain may be exacerbated by physical activity or increased sensitivity to light and noise. Less common symptoms include difficulty with speech; a tingling sensation in the face, arms and shoulders; and temporary weakness on one side of the body.

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