Can you get a fever with migraine? During severe episodes of sporadic hemiplegic migraines, a person may experience a fever, along with other extreme symptoms. As with familial hemiplegic migraines, though, fever is a migraine symptom only during very severe episodes.
Why do I have a migraine and fever? A viral infection may give you a fever and cause headaches. Getting the flu or catching a cold can also make migraine attacks and cluster headaches worse. Cold and flu viruses may cause inflammation, swelling, and liquid to build up in your nose and sinuses. This leads to headache pain.
What can trigger a fever?
- A viral infection.
- A bacterial infection.
- Heat exhaustion.
- Certain inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis — inflammation of the lining of your joints (synovium)
- A cancerous (malignant) tumor.
When should you go to the hospital for a migraine? Go to the ER if you are experiencing severe migraine symptoms, or symptoms such as confusion, fever and vision changes, neck stiffness, trouble speaking or numbness or weakness, even if other symptoms of migraine are present (e.g. light sensitivity, nausea).