More than just a headache, undiagnosed migraines can result in decreased quality of life for many. In the United States alone, between 35-40 million individuals suffer from migraines and are never formally diagnosed. Undiagnosed migraine sufferers
cannot get the proper evaluation and treatment of symptoms.
Migraines are related to a neurological disorder and are not the same as typical headaches. Symptoms occurring more than 15 days in a month or severe enough to be disabling should be evaluated by a healthcare professional. Women are three times more likely than men to suffer from migraines, and the likelihood of migraines tends to be a genetic trait.
Undiagnosed migraines may be indicated by symptoms such as:
- Moderate to severe head pain
- Throbbing head pain
- Head pain lasting from 4 hours to several days
- Nausea or vomiting
- Headache that worsens with movement
- Sensitivity to light, sound, and odors
- Headaches that affect concentration
- Headache with dizziness or vertigo
- Headache that interferes with daily activity
- Temporary vision or language problems