A migraine headache is typically a pulsating or throbbing pain that ranges from moderate to severe. It can affect one or both sides of the head. It is often worsened by physical activity, light, sounds, or odors and accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to sounds, light, and/or odors.
Children and teenagers can also experience migraines, which can develop through four stages: prodrome, aura, attack, and post-drome. Not every migraine sufferer experiences each stage.
You may detect little alterations one or two days prior to a migraine that indicate an impending migraine, such as:
Frequently, migraines go unidentified and untreated. If you frequently experience migraine symptoms, maintain a log of your attacks and the medications you used to manage them. Then schedule a consultation with your doctor to talk about your headaches.
If your headache pattern changes or they start to feel different all of a sudden, even if you have a history of headaches, consult your doctor.