What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Migraines?

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The causes of migraine are still unsure. The headache is just one of the symptoms of migraine. The symptoms of migraines include:
  • A brief period of depression, irritability, anxiety, moodiness, and decreased appetite as long as 24 hours before the onset of a headache
  • Symptoms of an aura an hour or less before head pain starts
  • A severe, throbbing headache, sometimes concentrated on only one side of the head or around one eye lasting between four and 72 hours
  • A headache that worsens with exertion
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Extreme sensitivity to light, so painful to the eyes and head that it requires retreat to a darkened room
  • Extreme sensitivity to sound
  • Arm or leg weakness, difficulty speaking, or confusion
  • Severe exhaustion, confusion, or moodiness.
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Are migraines hereditary
Migraines are possibly hereditary. In fact, as many as 80 to 90 percent of people with migraines report having family members who also suffer from these headaches. Although the causes of migraines are not totally understood, both your environment and your genetics play a role.