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.
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.
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.