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What are the symptoms of a silent migraine?

The symptoms of a silent migraine are usually visual disturbances, dizziness or nausea, without a headache. Silent migraines are very unusual because nearly all migraine attacks cause a headache and are therefore not considered silent migraines. Many people who suffer from migraine headaches get associated symptoms along with their headache. The most common symptom is called an aura, which is usually a vision of seeing zigzags or flashing lights. Some other associated symptoms may be dizziness, nausea, numbness, pain in arms and legs, or ringing in the ears. Getting the aura or associated symptoms without getting a headache is commonly referred to as a silent migraine.

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