Hello and welcome.
Thank you for your query.
Although there can be many causes for a headache and thus many different types of headaches
at the end of the day.
Your extra detailing does help in classifying it. Let me list a few symptoms of a common condition:
-One sided headache (as described by patients)
-Blurry vision, spots in vision making it difficult to focus on an object
-Debilitating (cannot concentrate on anything else, thus very limiting)
-An intolerance to light (photophobia
) i.e. it worsens the headache
-Similar intolerance to sound (worsens the headache)
of head or neck (although doesn't cause any such thing, patient believes it true, as not making sudden movements helps in keeping the pain down)
-More common in female, especially teenagers and around menopause
Aura (mild headache+the vision disturbance; makes you feel like you are in a trance like state)
If most or all of these presentations match that of yours, there could be a possibility that you have a migraine
Also please note that migraines are found to have a triggering factor in different patients. For some it is stress, whereas for others it is related to diet (prolonged periods
, or over-eating), weather, etc. Once we establish a diagnosis of migraine, we can then talk to the patient and try to figure out the triggering factor, and thus avoid it. This is a condition which is treatable and avoidable.
Please discuss the possibility with your Physician or neurologist
to confirm the diagnosis and also help you with the treatment.
I hope I have succeeded in answering your questions, you could write back to us anytime for further clarifications.