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What are the symptoms of a migraine?

Some signs and symptoms of migraines can include: auras - these are symptoms that occur before a migraine and include visual disturbances such as flashing lights and blind spots, sensitivity to smell, tingling of face and hands, transient weakness in limbs, and temporary speech disturbance; sound and light sensitivity; a pulsating headache; nausea and vomiting; long-lasting headache (up to 72 hours), and; pain on one or both sides of the head.

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Author: Dr Nikki Wallis PhD, BSc
First answered: 17 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Headache

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