Migraine symptoms and early detection

Usually occurring on one side of the head, the pain can be throbbing or pulsating and may range from moderate to severe in intensity.

Some adults experience visual or sensory disturbances known as “aura” before the headache. This might include flashing lights, blind spots, or tingling sensations.

Nausea and Vomiting
These symptoms often accompany a migraine attack.

Sensitivity to Light, Sound, or Smell
Many people with migraines seek a dark and quiet space during an attack due to heightened sensitivity to environmental stimuli.

Changes in Mood
Irritability or depression can precede a migraine in some individuals.

Migraine attacks in adults can last from a few hours to several days.

Other Associated Symptoms
Dizziness, visual disturbances, and difficulty speaking can also occur.