Signs & Symptoms Neurology & Neurosurgery

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of migraine headaches include:

  • Abnormal body sensations, called paresthesias, such as tingling, numbing or prickling
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Scalp tenderness
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Throbbing or pounding pain, often on one side of the head
  • Visual disturbances, such as flashes of light or blind spots in your vision
  • Worsening of pain with movement

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.