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Symptoms of a migraine - GP service for migraines in Manilva

GP service for migraines in Manilva

A migraine phase is not related to a common headache since they are different. The migraine is characterized by being an episode divided by stages and can be prolonged until several days, affecting the daily life of a person as it is the simple fact to work or to study. Here is everything you need to know about migraine and when to call our GP service for migraines in Manilva.

Symptoms of migraines

In general, the first signs of migraine appear during childhood or adolescence, when the human being is adapting to adult life. The migraine, although it is not necessary to pass by all the stages, can evolve in three distinguishing stages: prodrome, aura, attack and post-drome. 


Experiencing subtle changes in the body, may warn of an upcoming migraine in the next few days. These symptoms are:

  • Frequent yawning
  • Mood changes, from depression to euphoria
  • Neck stiffness
  • Food cravings
  • Constipation
  • Increased thirst and urination


In certain individuals the phase of aura can happen or before experiencing the migraine or during the course of this one. The aura is characterized for being a reversible symptom of the nervous system of visual character, besides possible inclusions of varied alterations. Each symptom lasts around 20-60 minutes, progressing gradually including:

  • Pins and needles feeling in legs or arms
  • Hearing noises or music
  • Visual phenomena, such as perceiving different shapes, flashes of light or bright spots
  • Weakness or numbness in the face or one side of the body
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Uncontrollable jerking or mobility
  • Vision loss


If you are suffering from migraine and do not decide to treat it, it can last from 4 to 72 hours. Nevertheless, the frequency of appearance usually varies between people who suffer them on rare occasions or between people who suffer them several times a month. During these appearances, they are included:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sensitivity to light, sound, and sometimes smell and touch
  • Pain that throbs or pulses
  • Pain usually on one area of your head, but often on both sides


After a migraine attack it is common for you to feel confused, exhausted or tired for the rest of the day. It is recommendable not to make abrupt movements with the head since it could cause the remission of the pain.

When to call our GP service for migraines in Manilva

As a general rule, the signs and symptoms of migraines are often undiagnosed and untreated, so if you suffer from migraine regularly, keep a personal record of it and how it has been treated. Then make an appointment with our GP service for migraines in Manilva  to discuss your headaches. If you have a history of headaches, and notice that the pattern changes suddenly, consult our doctor.

Call our GP service for migraines in Manilva immediately or if you have any of the following symptoms indicating a larger medical issue, go to the emergency room immediately:

  • Headache after a head accident, especially if the headache gets worse
  • Headache with seizures, stiff neck, numbness, mental confusion, double vision, fever, trouble speaking or weakness
  • An abrupt, severe headache like a thunderclap
  • Different headache pain after age 50
  • A chronic headache that is worse after exertion, straining, coughing, or a sudden movement