Almost everyone gets a headache now and then, and they can be quite unpleasant. However, for those who suffer migraines, painful and even debilitating headaches are part of their normal life.
There are some distinct differences between a “regular” headache and a migraine, so it’s important to know the difference if you’re planning on seeking medical advice or taking a prescription drug. Here are six symptoms of migraines to help you get your head around them…
1. Warning Signs
While 12-percent of so of the U.S. population experiences migraines, according to MedicalNewsToday.com, some sufferers get a “warning prodrome” long before the severe headache sets in. Sources notes these warning signs could range from diarrhea, to neck stiffness, to depression.
The source notes you can also experience an “aura of sensory disturbances,” which usually occurs closer to the onset of the migraine. The good news is that you may be able to nip the migraine in the bud before it happens by getting to a quiet place, applying acupressure to your skull, or practicing deep breathing.