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Am I having migraines?

For the past 4 months I have been experiencing a variety of symptoms and after some research I'm wondering
if I've developed migraines.
The symptoms I'm having include what feels like low blood sugar - weak, lightheaded, faint feeling. Sometimes I have light sensitivity causing my eyes to water/squinting. Not always accompanied by head pain, but when it is it's always on the right sight forehead and I would say the pain is mild to moderate. About 2 - 3 hours later I am extremely tired, unable to stay awake. After sleeping 3 - 4 hours all symptoms are gone. Until the next time.
Sometimes it happens once/week, but lately I've had multiple episodes over the past 4 days.

Any ideas?
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Hi,
How are you?  Migraine can be mild or severe in character. It usually presents with one-sided throbbing pain, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, cold hands, sensitivity to sound and light. Rest, ice packs, pain medications and identification of the triggers may help provide relief. Triggers may include food, hormones, excessive hunger, changes in altitude, weather, lights, excessive smoking, and emotional stress. There is a headache/migraine tracker here in Medhelp that may help. Take care and do keep us posted.
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Thank you Rowena. I'm not sure what I'm experiencing are migraines. How are they diagnosed?  I have not seen any indication that exhaustion is a symptom.

Thank you for any help you can provide.
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Hi,
Diagnosis of migraines are usually clinical. At this point, determination of possible triggers will help. If we establish a pattern or trigger, you can avoid this to prevent headache recurrences.  You can also have your exhaustion/ fatigue checked by your doctor.  Complete blood tests may be done  to rule out medical conditions like anemia, low blood sugar or thyroid problems. Take care always.
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