Lots of people suffer from migraines but many people also make the mistake of thinking that those who have them only exhibit certain symptoms such as pounding head pain or noise and light sensitivity. In reality, there are several different types of migraines which are all associated with different symptoms. Here are a few examples:
Common Migraines. About 80% of people who suffer from migraines suffer from this type of migraine. The sufferer of a common migraine most likely will not experience an aura. Other symptoms include fatigue, mental fuzziness, and mood swings.
Classic Migraine. Classic migraines are often associated with auras such as visual disturbances, ringing in the ears or sensitivity to certain odors.
Abdominal Migraine. These are associated with severe pain in the abdomen, vomiting, and nausea and can last up to three days.
Ocular Migraine. This kind of migraine is typically associated with loss of vision or a visual disturbance in one eye. They are not always accompanied by a headache.
Basilar Artery Migraine. Involves a headache most often felt at the back of the head and is associated with auras. Auras can include dizziness, visual disturbances, difficulty speaking, confusion and hearing changes. They are most often seen in young adults and are related to hormone changes.
It’s important to know what a migraine is and how it can affect a person’s daily life. If you suffer from migraines or if you think you might be having them, check with your doctor for treatment.