Headaches are common and can be caused by too much TV, hunger, thirst, sinus etc. They usually go away soon or with some mild medication. But migraines are debilitating.
How will you know if the headache you are suffering from is a migraine? Take this quiz to find out:-
1. Are you seeing spots or flashes of light in front of your eyes?
2. Do you feel nauseous and sensitive to light or sound?
3. Is there intense pain at the temples?
4. Do you see wavy lines at the edge of your vision? Are there sudden episodes of temporary loss of vision?
5. Do you slur when you speak? Do you feel disoriented? Do you have difficulty in focusing or concentrating? Is there sudden weakness or fatigue? Is there tingling in your extremities?
Ans #1 – Migraine attacks can cause vision problems. This is called an aura. This can manifest as spots, flashing lights, strobes and blind spots in vision. The symptoms will usually appear in both eyes.
Ans #2 – Migraines usually give rise to a combination of headache and nausea. This could also include dizziness and vomiting. Often, there may be a visual or sensory aura that precedes this.
Ans #3 – If there is a constant and intense throb in the temples, especially on just one side of your head, it is typically a symptom of migraine pain.
Ans #4 – An ocular migraine can cause wavy lines or blurred edges at the edge of your vision. It can cause vision loss or blindness in one eye temporarily. It can accompany a headache or manifest after one.
Ans #5 – A hemiplegic migraine can cause a temporary weakness on one side of the body. You may feel unable to move easily, speech can get slurred, there may be blurry vision and you may have confusion and disorientation and trouble concentrating. It can also cause pins and needles in extremities.