Migraines: Not Just Another Headache

  • Опубликовано:  3 года назад
  • If you've never had a migraine, you might think it's just a really bad headache. But if you've ever had them, or you know someone who does, you know that they're much worse -- and much more complicated -- than that. Hank explains the biology behind this disorder of the central nervous system, and how it can be treated.
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  • migraines  headaches  biology  physiology  brain  serotonin  stroke  nervous system  disorders  aura  sci show  hank green  science  Migraine (Disease Or Medical Condition)  

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  • Susan Williams
    Susan Williams 20 часов назад

    I have had persistent migrainous aura for a year and a half now, constantly, 24/7. It is a migraine aura all the time, and for me constant migraine level light sensitivity. It sucks just as much as you think and I am functionally vision impaired because of it. Using a screen reader right niw in fact

  • Izzy Paisey
    Izzy Paisey День назад

    I get migraines pretty bad, they turn up pretty suddenly, i always lose vision, especially in my left eye (idk how to explain this just how it feels) and like im travel sick- any motion makes my brain and eyes feel awful, i get tingles all on my left side and left side only, even on my tongue in a really straight divide between tingles on the left and fine on the right, i also get a hell of a lot of pain and light and sound sensitivity, and a sore neck and back, i think it's quite food triggered e.g. msg or Chinese takeaway often make me feel pretty bad like this 😕

  • K. Smith
    K. Smith 4 дня назад

    Had a miserable migraine several months ago while shopping. Started out as a headache in one side of my head and the pain spread to all my head and even my neck. Soon I lost the ability the move my hand, although I could still feel it when I would tap it. I felt sick to my stomach and my vision was slightly blurred. I couldn't talk right and every sound I heard was exaggerated and made the pain worse. I felt dizzy and exhausted and went to the hospital and called my doctor. Nothing but a migraine. As soon as I got home I felt so horribly and felt like I was about to get sick. I layed down, feeling very weak and feverish (it was 5pm) and slept through the night and ended up staying home the following day.

  • Jack Foster
    Jack Foster 4 дня назад

    I suffer from true migraines. Have since I was a kid. THANK YOU for explaining it for everyone. People calling their headaches migraines is aggravating. You have no idea what they're really like unless you have them.

  • Win Abad
    Win Abad 5 дней назад

    I came here because of 21 pilots

  • Bearenstien
    Bearenstien 5 дней назад

    Great video, covers most of the topics I wanted to know. I would have liked to know why certain people have migraines more often, and if it is possibly related at all to depression. I personally get mid-severity migraines very often, usually 2-4 times in a week. Taking certain supplements seems to help prevent and treat them... for a month I had been taking some Vitamin C supplements that also had some other antioxidants and a bunch of other stuff, and for a while, even after I had ran out, I had reduced migraines, and the ones that I had were less severe. It was only for about a week, though. One trigger that I have for migraines that wasn't mentioned seems to be skin irritations and acne. Sometimes, when feel a rash or a pimple, I get a migraine. Wierd.

  • Sara Jeon
    Sara Jeon 7 дней назад

    Im starting to feel my migraine coming. I should get my period tomorrow. fml why does this happen nearly everytime lately

  • Christopher Zamarripa
    Christopher Zamarripa 8 дней назад

    I've experienced migraines since as far back as I can remember. Maybe about ten years old. Everything in this video has hit me, except the vomiting. Light is my worst enemy, though. Migraines are the worst!!

  • Tom Will
    Tom Will 10 дней назад

    I had a bad one today... some woman gave me £14 of change and it took me 3 attempts to count it. From there i knew i was doomed.

  • Adam Brown
    Adam Brown 11 дней назад

    My worst one I experienced an aura vomiting slurred speech dizziness and they tested me for meningitis

  • Adam Brown
    Adam Brown 11 дней назад

    This video is spot on!

  • Kayoz Dadyburjor
    Kayoz Dadyburjor 11 дней назад +1

    When I get a migraine and I even get the slightest smell of food I instantly vomit

    • Cinnamon Bun
      Cinnamon Bun 4 дня назад

      I have aversion to smell as well. Mine ALWAYS end in vomiting so I stay by a toilet the whole time, but the thing is, the smell of the cleaning products we use on our toilet seem extra strong when I have one and it just makes me feel sicker.

  • Harrisoncom3
    Harrisoncom3 12 дней назад

    I once had a migraine last about 18 hours 4 Excedrin 3 doses of my migraine medicine later its over.

  • Reeyana Douglas
    Reeyana Douglas 13 дней назад

    I had migraines for a whole week!!! And I had aura....

  • Matthew Riley
    Matthew Riley 13 дней назад

    I got 3 of them

    The first one was last June a few days before my birthday, terrible time, I know
    The second one happened at around 5AM last August when I was at Disney world, YES ANOTHER TERRIBLE TIME.
    Then the third one happened a few months ago, but this time no vomit

    I’m just lucky all these headaches happened during the season of summer instead of during the school year

  • Pixx
    Pixx 15 дней назад

    I had a migraine once a couple years ago...I was couch-ridden for three days. 😩

  • Lexi Cox
    Lexi Cox 15 дней назад

    Yeah, a Migraine won't stop until you get the worst of it. You can have a migraine for hours to days. It sucks.

  • Kermit the Frog's Stepson
    Kermit the Frog's Stepson 16 дней назад

    The first and only so far migraine I've gotten just felt like a normal headache though one of my eyes felt blocked by colors.

  • Bleeding Rose
    Bleeding Rose 20 дней назад

    my mom and my older sister has had minegrains but my mom hasnt had one in a long time and i have never had one and im thankful that i havent tbe school and work system would probably be like "walk it off ya wimp" so im definetly glad that i dont get them

  • Cyntaria
    Cyntaria 21 день назад

    My migraines leave me bed ridden and too nauseous to eat anything. I'm surprised I didn't have one this month. Some months I get 5 minimum.

  • rnrsimon12
    rnrsimon12 22 дня назад

    When I get migraines I vomit when I have bad ones ):

  • Josh Garcia
    Josh Garcia 22 дня назад

    I had one once... morphine barely helped

  • JohnstasBACK
    JohnstasBACK 22 дня назад

    This may sound silly but...... heartbreak trigggers my migraine. My migraine is so bad I had to quit my job and drop out of school a semester. That was 2 years ago and then I was living peacefully. But then I broke up with another girlfriend and what do you know the migraines have returned. She hasn’t been my girlfriend for a few months now but we’re still friends and any time we argue or get into a debate or beef I get migraines. Funny how love can be deadly, but after all love makes life worth living.

  • Nick Evans
    Nick Evans 27 дней назад

    The first migraine I got was the morning of a marching band competition... so that was fun

  • Alacrana Amorosa
    Alacrana Amorosa Месяц назад

    He explains it so cool! Thank you!

  • Arun Narasimhan
    Arun Narasimhan Месяц назад

    I have a migraine while watching this :D

  • Rikki evano
    Rikki evano Месяц назад

    guys i need help
    -when i have migraine i can't See clearly and i can't walk and somethimes it's so worse that i forget my language for a few hours. i Just can't remember mostely of the words. the migraine is for like 12 hours. i can't do anything when i have migraine. Just lay in my bed trying to stop crying and counting the minutes. i also can 't fall asleep. and my arms/hands get 'paralyzed' for a few minutes. i have migraine for something like once in 3 months but it 's really like going through the hell. i went to a doctor but he said that it was a high level of migraine. i'm 14 years Old so i can 't take any strong medicines. i also just throw up bcs of the pani. does anybody know something that can help?????

  • airycube 1305
    airycube 1305 Месяц назад

    Had a migraine yesterday then slept for 12 hours

  • Zac Smith
    Zac Smith Месяц назад

    I had my first migraine today, and it was terrible
    the "aura" thing I saw, made it look like everything around me was turning into waves. It was terrifying luckily it only lasted 2 hours, but I still feel fatigued

  • Elia Maria
    Elia Maria Месяц назад

    Has anyone tried the Botox treatment for migraines? Does it help? Pros & cons?

  • Papaya Animations
    Papaya Animations Месяц назад

    I'm the only one that gets migraines in my family

  • Wian Potgieter
    Wian Potgieter Месяц назад

    Chocolate... 😭

  • Iskrem !
    Iskrem ! Месяц назад

    Boy I feel sorry for you, it really must be hard... I would be really scared cause I have a fear of vomiting... Stay strong ❤❤❤

  • Groundedflyer
    Groundedflyer Месяц назад

    Soo was the vid getting dark for anyone else or just me

  • KpopRuinedMyLifeu
    KpopRuinedMyLifeu Месяц назад

    my first ever migraine happened at the end of yr 5 meaning I had to miss the last days of that yr in school but it actually felt like my head was beating instead of my heart and I couldn't move at all i'd rather die

  • James Huggett
    James Huggett Месяц назад

    If someone had a migraine while watching this video about migraines it would destroy their brain with how often you change the pitch and volume of your voice

    I'm not hating you're the best host scishow has

  • AJ Slay
    AJ Slay Месяц назад

    I saw flashing nights then had my first migraine today it was horrible

  • Hernán Renom
    Hernán Renom 2 месяца назад

    Also eating certain foods can trigger migraines. Garlic does it for me.

  • Madison Alani
    Madison Alani 2 месяца назад

    when you have migraines everyday ;)

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Johann Sebastian Bach 2 месяца назад

    I remember when i was a bit younger and had migraines i tried to watch Dora but it made me dizzy and i couldnt stand the light but i tried to keep forcing myself to watch, i still blame dora for all the pain.

  • Hadassa Dumorné
    Hadassa Dumorné 2 месяца назад

    I got a migraine at 10 yesterday

  • L. Francesca
    L. Francesca 2 месяца назад

    I had one last December that was so bad I would rather die than ever experience it again. I had to go to the hospital after 4 days of pain because I couldn't stand it anymore. In the weeks after I was so weak that I couldn't stand up to even go to the bathroom. Month later and I fainted for no apparent reason, first time in my life. It really freaked me out.

    So yeah, I can't imagine how people who get these frequently manage to go to work or school. Only had two in my entire life but the one in December was so bad I hope to die before ever having another. Honestly, my dad still doesn't believe that it was that bad. I wish I could let skeptics feel even a fraction of what I felt because a really bad migraine is probably the second or third most painful thing that can ever happen to you right after giving birth naturally and passing a kidney stone.

    I wouldn't wish a full migraine on my worst enemies. It's a fate worse than death. I know it sounds like I'm exaggerating but I'm not. I think everyone should experience one for five seconds just to have a reference for what real pain feels like, but anything longer than five minutes is torturous and I want to give a shout out for others like me that had to go a full week with a migraine and lived. If you can live through that, you can live through most anything...

  • Gaspare 528
    Gaspare 528 2 месяца назад

    This pain makes me want to die. I literally want to jump out of my skin it hurts so bad. Like a wild creature trying to escape my skull.
    Please god make it stop

    LOVE YOURSELF 2 месяца назад

    Stress causes my migraines. It's very hard to not stress.

  • alex lorraine
    alex lorraine 2 месяца назад

    everyone me and my boyfriend ever asked the difference between migraines and headaches gave the impression that it was just a different type of headache, so we were always so confused. i suffered from it for months before going to the docs and found out it was migraines. also didn't believe him when he said "you've got migraines", my reaction was constantly "noooooo....i get "this" and "that" ". then when he convinced me my immediate reaction was to turn to my boyfriend and say "hose F***king idiots!" now i'm researching into it on how to deal with it and telling people it's not just a bloody headache! i can't do anything with these migraines.. :(

  • shuthelarryup
    shuthelarryup 2 месяца назад

    clique, where are u at

  • Kanaya Maryam
    Kanaya Maryam 2 месяца назад

    I Get Migraines With Auras And Nausea, So My GP Told Me To Stop Taking The Contraceptive Pill As It Would Double My Chance Of Having A Stroke.

  • Sound of Dank
    Sound of Dank 3 месяца назад

    I loose all eye sight when I get migraines and my head wants to smash it's self against a f*cking rock.
    Thankfully they're not that common for me.

  • ravengsxr
    ravengsxr 3 месяца назад

    I get them so bad i have very bad nausea, but the weird part is that after i throw up, the migraine pain is reduced.

  • xisobelx373
    xisobelx373 3 месяца назад

    I've had migraine since I was 8. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. it's hard too because those who haven't had one tend not to really understand , because there aren't any signs they can see outwardly. the worst is visual auras..i get them so often and it is awful. imagine looking at something and the center of your vision is wavy and electric woozy...ugh.

  • Parisitic Pictures
    Parisitic Pictures 3 месяца назад

    I'm. Fucked.

  • Benjamin Valvik
    Benjamin Valvik 3 месяца назад

    Does someone have that sharp triangular moving aura that makes you blind on one side of the eye? Please answer!

  • Courtney Turner
    Courtney Turner 3 месяца назад

    Stupid headache due to my cycle argh

  • Tyler joe Hanley
    Tyler joe Hanley 3 месяца назад

    I got a migraine during my grandma's funeral, I had to be taken out because I was crying too much and everyone was giving me sympathy eyes. If it wasn't for that migraine I wouldn't have cried but no-one believes me of course. (P.S. it was the first migraine I'd ever gotten and I was 12.)

  • KelsaRavenlock
    KelsaRavenlock 3 месяца назад

    yeah i hate the day after a bad migraine also when i feel drugged and most my senses and nerve responses are muted. Also losing the ability for complex thought or to even be able to string more than 3 words together during is rough

  • The Coffey's
    The Coffey's 3 месяца назад

    hi i just uploaded a video on my channel on what i have found that has helped me alot with my migraines. its called" migraine relief! what i found that works" or something like that. check it out. let me know if you try it and if it helps you.

  • Shy famless
    Shy famless 3 месяца назад

    Being that they, kinda, busted that cracking your knuckles leads to arthritis myth, and because I don't see you popping up for such topic, are you following me?.?. ;-) ;-) ;-)

    • Shy famless
      Shy famless 3 месяца назад

      Please do a video on leading causes of arthritis, I'm sort of trying to skip all that.

  • Im On Da Web
    Im On Da Web 3 месяца назад

    I have migraines all the time

    • Im On Da Web
      Im On Da Web 3 месяца назад

      I get them when I eat skinny pop

  • Hayleycm Gaming
    Hayleycm Gaming 3 месяца назад

    When I get migraines I can't do anything

  • Recklessly Arrogant
    Recklessly Arrogant 3 месяца назад

    Wait em I having a stroke..

  • Shane Erz
    Shane Erz 4 месяца назад

    I had 2 in 3 weeks and threw up 4 times...why am i so messed up?

    J_J_DUBBS 4 месяца назад

    Migraines are soooo painfull😭 i have been having them since I could remember

  • Nastassja Riemermann
    Nastassja Riemermann 4 месяца назад

    I have migraines that usually aren't that bad (rarely more than a 4/10 in terms of pain, with mild light and sound sensitivity and sometimes mild nausea), but OTC pain meds like Excedrin do nothing for them and without my prescription meds they last for as much as 72 hours. After someone finally convinced me that my headaches could indeed be migraines despite their mildness pain-wise, my GP referred me to a neurologist that put me on a beta blocker to prevent my migraines in the first place and rizatriptan to make them go away when I got them anyway.

  • Ginger Breadman
    Ginger Breadman 4 месяца назад

    Silence and darkness just make it worse for me because then I have nothing to think about except pain. I have a really dark "migraine" setting for my computer, and it helps to watch or play something to distract myself.

  • Ilovecupcakes5000
    Ilovecupcakes5000 4 месяца назад

    So you mean to tell me that when I get a very bad headache that comes with sensitivity to light, noises, smells and, nausea it is probably a migraine?

  • MutantCreeper
    MutantCreeper 4 месяца назад

    I easily got rid of my migraines because I would go to sleep. I only had two and they would only show little blotches for a small while until the migraine started.

  • Zibba
    Zibba 4 месяца назад

    I had one during a math exam

  • Soulplexis
    Soulplexis 4 месяца назад

    mine is cigarette smoke but it takes a LOT and it also has to be hot for some reason, like in the summer when my aunt is puffing away i'll get a regular headache but if i breathe too much i get migraines

  • Nicolai Veliki
    Nicolai Veliki 4 месяца назад

    I got really bad migranes when I was also suffering from depression... a possible link to Serotonin, perhaps

  • Toaster Pc
    Toaster Pc 4 месяца назад

    Migrains the ISIS of the brain.

  • Jay
    Jay 4 месяца назад

    Am I the only one who's migraine, the pain wasn't the most memorable part? I've had two migraines in my life (I think) but they were in the space of 2 days. It wasn't how I thought they were, it started with no pain, I suddenly couldn't see properly out of one of my eyes and it quickly got worse and it felt like someone just flashed in my face and it lasted for about 10 minutes, then I had this headache on one side of my head that yes; was more painful than my usual headaches, I had to squeeze my head and sit in pitch black room. The pain wasn't as bad as some others must deal with but I think the aura I experienced scared me so much more! I experienced it both times too, same order. I realised I couldn't read the second time, I was out and then put my card number in wrong, few minutes later the one sided headache started and I had to run home

  • Joseph Stalin
    Joseph Stalin 4 месяца назад

    Yaaaas, I'm super sensitive to both sound and light and all I need to is stay in a dark room away from people.

  • Backyardmech1
    Backyardmech1 4 месяца назад

    Sounds like a hangover that can last for days

  • ghostko1235
    ghostko1235 4 месяца назад

    I used to get a few migraines with aura but after a while they disappeared and i never got them again. I have yet to expierence another migraine with the last one being years ago due to dehydration. Are there any reasons why my migraines just disappeared and aren't periodic anymore?

  • shadowthetwisted
    shadowthetwisted 4 месяца назад

    Step 1: begin to lose vision in my left eye, a spot forms that's kinda like a blind spot, but it' "flashing" for lack of a better word.
    Step 2: vision loss enhances, the amount lost determines how bad the migraine will be
    Step 3: vision returns, pain in the right frontal lobe, and the back of my eyes begins to pound, this last hours, 6 minimum.
    Step 4: constant pain goes away, but residual effects last a couple days, any thing that raises my heart rate will cause a pounding pain in my head.

    The worst one I've ever had actually caused the entire left side of my body to go numb, that one lasted a solid 12 hours. with residual effect lasting for nearly a week.

  • Steve Ware
    Steve Ware 4 месяца назад +1

    Very common sources of migraines (in addition to those mentioned) for me are also:
    -disturbances in my eating/sleeping schedule (sleeping more or less or later or sometimes even earlier than usual, same for eating except for the "more" part)
    -fatigue (mental or physical)
    -long,bumpy car/bus/ship rides
    -hot weather (I live in greece...)
    -too much excercise
    -lengthy exposure to strong sunlight (summer at the beach)
    -lauging/crying too much or generally experiencing very strong emotions like after a fight(yep I know it sounds like I'm joking but trust me I wish I were)
    Damn I'm weak af xD please tell me I'm not the only one. Granted sometimes the trigger doesn't work if I'm generally healthy, but if two or more triggers happen together or a trigger combined with an allergy or flu then I'll probably get a migraine. The more triggers coincide the worse the migraine. Two and it's ok with a pain killer and a short (half/one hour) nap. Three and I need a strong pain killer and a long nap in a dark quite place. Four+ and I'm bedridden till the next morning and I also need a couple of strong painkillers and can't eat anything except soup.

  • bloodman kiiler
    bloodman kiiler 4 месяца назад

    i get them for 8 to 9 days at a time 😭😵

  • TheRainingIranian
    TheRainingIranian 4 месяца назад

    I guess that I have on right now.

  • Felix Frank
    Felix Frank 4 месяца назад

    When i start seeing lightning i know im fucked

  • Bruno Cerri
    Bruno Cerri 5 месяцев назад

    But it's MY grain!!!

    Said the old farmer🍞🍞

  • Chloe M
    Chloe M 5 месяцев назад

    for me it feels like I have lots of pressure in the top of my head and it feels like someone is pressing down on the top of my eyes as well as becoming sensitive to light. I also sometimes get a stiff neck. I've only had the vision thing and been nauseous once in 8th grade (I'm in 10th). I'm also currently on day two of one and have to miss half a day of school

  • Raisha Zahra
    Raisha Zahra 5 месяцев назад

    When your having a migrane right now but you can't control it and it's just getting worse

  • RachelRose__
    RachelRose__ 5 месяцев назад

    I has migraines like every month luckily it's been a few months and haven't got one. They're miserable 😭

  • jansaeipathy
    jansaeipathy 5 месяцев назад

    My migraines happen when I'm in school where everyone is so noisy and people will not leave me alone then they get mad when I scream at them. Just imagine being in school for 7 hours with migraine.

  • Frost Night
    Frost Night 5 месяцев назад

    My mom got these as a teen. She always got annoyed when people would get bad head aches and call them migraines

  • Joseph Morigeau
    Joseph Morigeau 5 месяцев назад

    Who also came here from TØP's Migraine

  • sanjuansteve
    sanjuansteve 5 месяцев назад

    I used to get migraine headaches brought on by pressure changes until I got into amateur boxing. Never got them again. I had TMJ that it resolved for me too. :D My sister had her upper palate relocated and my mother had her jaw re-set to fight TMJ and my older sister has suffered from migraines all her life.

  • Farsgokkejern Andreasen
    Farsgokkejern Andreasen 5 месяцев назад

    I have it all :( and i was tested for all

  • Christopher Solares
    Christopher Solares 5 месяцев назад

    I hate migraines. Lights are hell, my vision is distorted, I get nauseous, etc. It's fucking hell

  • 000snow000
    000snow000 5 месяцев назад

    I find that if I take painkillers as soon as I feel the first symptoms I can sometimes stop it in its tracks. sometimes.

  • cocoshpee
    cocoshpee 5 месяцев назад

    i have a migrain almost evry day

    • cocoshpee
      cocoshpee 4 месяца назад

      no i dont sorry i get bad headaches evryday

  • Alfredas simply
    Alfredas simply 5 месяцев назад

    For all of you that gets migrenes, USE "CPILIAR" (it really helps) or some other medicine for capillary vessels!!!!!!!!!

  • Pixel Heart
    Pixel Heart 5 месяцев назад

    When people ask you how you're so tired after sleeping through a migraine and you have to explain why migraine sleep isn't real sleep. 😂

  • Elle Frostever
    Elle Frostever 5 месяцев назад

    Is it possible to get a migraine without the headache? I have most of those symptoms accompanied by dizziness at times.

  • Ilikegames
    Ilikegames 5 месяцев назад

    Sharing this video to show everyone's pain that I have to go through every piece or twice a month

  • Ilikegames
    Ilikegames 5 месяцев назад

    I have had all the symptoms listed and the some including muscle spazums, hallucinations, and flashbacks I get complex migraine which tend to be really bad

  • Bad Gift
    Bad Gift 5 месяцев назад

    migraines suck.

  • Vegas Tan
    Vegas Tan 5 месяцев назад

    I wish I could give a simulation of migraine effects to people who say they have migraine when all they have is just bad headache. Like fuck! Don't you fucking compare a headache with a migraine! Go drive a car when you have a migraine and tell me if its NOT THAT BAD! Fuck you "headache" people!