Moderate to Severe Headaches –
Headaches can come in many shapes and sizes. And they can occur due to many reasons related to your daily lifestyle. But migraines are different as they are frequent, periodic and there’s much more pain associated with them. The degree of pain depends on the severity of your situation; it can range from a mild throbbing sensation to sudden debilitating thunderous streaks to ultimately numbing throbs. And there have even been cases of unconsciousness in some people.
Extreme Mood Changes
Sudden mood changes from depression to euphoria and vice versa are some of the most typical symptoms of a migraine. Research has proven that individual components called neuropeptides are related to migraines. Neuropeptide chemicals are released from the trigeminal nerve, and your mood swings are directly linked to this nerve. So, individuals going through sudden mood changes can expect a migraine attack sooner or later.
Sudden Food Cravings
Irregular food cravings often characterize mood swings. People who suffer from migraine attacks experience sudden food cravings. The food itself is an individual-specific matter, but chocolate and similar sweet edibles are the most common food triggers of a migraine.
Visual impairment is another common symptom of a migraine, which includes increased light sensitivity, curved lines for complicated shapes and patterns, vision blackness among others. Sudden vision loss is a severe occurrence which might require serious medical attention.
A migraine can cause distortions in sound perceptions. Hearing loss or buzzing in the ears can precede a migraine attack.
Common symptoms of a migraine also include nausea, which happens because migraines have a lot to do with dietary habits such as skipping meals or having particular types of foods. Edible components such as Nitrates, Tyramine, etc. are known precursors to migraines.
The trigeminal nerve has multiple other functions – it controls the motor skills, i.e. hand and feet movements. So, it’s obvious that anything affecting this nerve will hamper your motor skills leaving you incapable of completing or concentrating on complex movements and tasks. Also, a sudden stiffness in the neck and shoulders is a precursor to a migraine attack. More severe cases include a complete paralysis of the limbs.