10 uncommon migraine symptoms

Auditory Hallucinations

If you hear things that aren’t actually there, you may be having an auditory hallucination. Migraineurs have reported searching for voices, music, and other sounds, but not finding the source.


Who knew?! Hiccups can be a migraine symptom, usually occurring during the aura phase of a migraine attack.


Metamorphosis is a distortion of body image and perspective that is sometimes experienced during a rare form of migraine aura called, “Alice in Wonderland Syndrome.”

Olfactory Hallucinations

This isn’t the increased sensitivity to smells that many migraineurs experience. It’s smelling odors that aren’t real. Olfactory hallucinations have sent many a migraineur searching for the source of the smells. Another term for this is phantosmias, and it can be symptom of migraine aura.

Excessive Yawning

Excessive yawning might not indicate sleepiness or boredom. It could be a symptom of the migraine prodrome, which can begin hours or even days before the rest of the migraine attack develops.


Allodynia is hypersensitivity to feel and touch and can be a symptom of migraine aura. Some migraineurs report that it hurts to touch or brush their hair. Others report that the touch of linens and even clothes on their skin is uncomfortable or even painful.

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