This subtype of migraines is worthy of mention because they can be particularly frightening when first experienced. These types of migraines have been linked to certain a genetic inability to make certain proteins that help nerves communicate in the brain. One of these neurotransmitters is Serotonin.
Sometimes, before the actual headache pain, you'll get other symptoms that it's coming. These early symptoms, called auras, can include short-term trouble with muscle control and sensation:
You may also have problems with your senses, communication, and drowsiness:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should proceed to the ER immediately until your diagnosis is confirmed. Once the emergent possibilities are addressed, the headache specialists at NNG will work with you to evaluate other possible causes of these symptoms and get your headaches under control.