10 uncommon migraine symptoms

Decrease in or Loss of Hearing

A temporary decrease in hearing or a temporary loss of hearing can be a migraine aura symptom and can last through the rest of the migraine attack. Hearing returns to normal once the migraine ends.

Monocular Blindness

The aura phase of retinal migraine can include a very frightening symptom – complete, but temporary, blindness. This is rare, so anyone experiencing this symptom should see their doctor to be sure it’s from a migraine.

Neck Pain

Research has shown that neck pain is a more common migraine symptom than nausea, which has been considered one of the most common symptoms. Many people who thought neck pain was triggering their migraines have now discovered that the neck pain is a symptom of their migraines.

Severe Anxiety

Severe anxiety and even panic attacks can be symptoms of a migraine attack. They can begin during the aura phase and continue through the headache phase, even in people without anxiety or panic disorders. This is caused by fluctuations of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine that occur during a migraine attack.

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