- A flickering light with complicated shapes on the left or right side of a person’s vision
- A blind spot or temporary loss of sight that makes it hard to drive or focus on little objects
- Hallucinations or seeing some images from the past
Other symptoms of an aura stage may include hearing noises or music and uncontrollable jerking.
Migraine symptoms: Attack
This is when the headache begins. Most of the time, a migraine starts as a minor ache before increasing into pounding pain. Physical activities can worsen the migraine, so it is best to rest when the throbbing occurs. The pain can be in the front of the head, from one side of the head to the other, or be present all throughout the head.
Most migraine headaches attack for about 4 hours, but severe cases can last for more than 3 days if not treated. How often a migraine occurs differ from person to another. It is common to get up to four headaches per month. Other may experience migraines every one to three days, while the lucky ones only get one or two headaches a year.
During this stage, one may experience most of these symptoms:
- Burning nausea
- Sensitivity to light, sound, and smell
- Nasal congestion
- A feeling of an icepick in the head
- A Drilling feeling
- Neck pain and stiffness
Migraine symptoms: Postdrome
A person might feel washed out and drained after a migraine attack, though some cases involve people feeling exhilarated. It is important to know that an abrupt head movement may cause recurring pain during the postdrome stage. Other symptoms include: