A Migraine or a Severe Headache, Especially Starting From a Single Side of the Head

What is migraine or a severe headache? 

Migraine or a severe headache can result in a throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation that happens usually on either one of the sides of the head. Such discomfort may be accompanied by other conditions like vomiting, nausea and sensitivity to sound and light. 

Migraine can lead to an increased case of headache that can last for hours to even days and the pain can be so severe which can interfere with the daily activities of the one suffering. Migraine can be caused due to hormonal changes in women, excessive drinking, stress, sleep disorders, certain medications, food habits, sensory stimuli and others.

What are the symptoms of migraine or a severe headache?

The symptoms differ from 3 to 4 common stages known as the prodrome, aura, attack and postdrome. The most common symptoms of migraine or a severe headache are – 


  1. Food cravings
  2. Frequent yawning
  3. Constipation
  4. Neck stiffness
  5. Mood swings
  6. Increased thirst and urination 


  1. Vision loss
  2. Difficulty speaking
  3. Pins and needles sensation in an arm or leg
  4. Hearing noises or music
  5. Visual phenomena (seeing bright spots, various shape, or even flashes of light)
  6. Numbness or weakness either on one side of the body or in the face
  7. Uncontrollable jerking and other movements


  1. Pain that occurs on one side or usually on the two sides of the head 
  2. Sensitivity to sound, light, smell and touch 
  3. Throbbing or pulsing pain
  4. Nausea or vomiting 


Post-drome is referred to the condition after a migraine attack and one might feel confused, drained, tired and washed out for up to a day.

Who are more predisposed?

Gender – Women are said to be three times more likely to suffer from migraines owing to the lifestyle and frequent hormonal changes.

Age – Migraine can occur at any age however the first is often seen during adolescence. Migraine heightens during the 30s and is reported to gradually become less serious and severe with the upcoming decades. 

Pre-existing diseases – Family history of migraine can be one of the serious causes behind the transmission of this condition from one to another within the family and future generation.

How Dr. Amitabha Saha treats migraine? 

Migraine leads to severe headaches that can disturb daily activities. Free yourself from the shackles of migraine. Get in touch with Dr. Amitabha Saha to avail quality treatment. His vast knowledge offers you the best understanding of your disease and ways to battle the condition and live a healthy life. 


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