Migraines are a kind of headache that can also involve other symptoms as listed below. Migraines can affect both adults and children. They are more common in women than in men. Migraines often start off mild and then get worse.
You must already have been diagnosed. Nytingale can only offer treatment to patients with an existing Migraine diagnosis. It is not safe make an initial diagnosis by telemedicine.
Many people get other symptoms of migraine that happen several hours or even a day before the headache. Providers call these "premonitory" or "prodromal" symptoms. They might include yawning, feeling depressed, irritability, food cravings, constipation, or a stiff neck.
Nausea and sometimes vomiting
Headache – The headache gets worse over several hours and is usually throbbing. It often affects 1 side of the head.
Feeling sensitive to light and noise-lying down in a quiet, dark room often helps
Aura – Some people have something called a migraine "aura." An aura is a symptom or feeling that happens before or during the migraine headache. Each person's aura is different, but in most cases the aura affects the vision. You might see flashing lights, bright spots, or zig-zag lines, or lose part of your vision. Or you might have numbness and tingling of the lips, lower face, and fingers of 1 hand. Some people hear sounds or have ringing in their ears as part of their aura. The aura usually lasts a few minutes to an hour and then goes away, but most often lasts 15 to 30 minutes.
Women who get migraines with aura usually cannot take birth control pills. That's because they might increase the risk of stroke.