Fast Five Quiz: Migraine Headache

Helmi L. Lutsep, MD


January 26, 2022

As many as 77% of people who experience migraines report premonitory symptoms that occur 24-48 hours before headache onset. Although the prodromal features vary, they tend to be consistent for a given individual and may include:

  • Lethargy or uncontrollable yawning

  • Heightened sensitivity to light, sound, and odors

  • Food cravings

  • Mental and mood changes (eg, depression, anger, euphoria)

  • Excessive thirst and polyuria

  • Fluid retention

  • Anorexia

  • Constipation or diarrhea

Learn more about the presentation of patients with migraine headaches.


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