Can migraines be a symptom of MS? Headache is not generally regarded as a symptom of MS, although it occurs in more than half of the cases of MS . Whether headache is a symptom of MS onset remains an open question .
What does an MS migraine feel like? Pain Description
Throbbing, sharp, and stabbing headaches were described by close to 50% of all MS patients in this study. Dull pain was reported by 28% of patients, and a tight band or burning feeling occurred in fewer than 20% of patients.
Can MS cause daily migraines? Migraine is much more common in MS than these other headache disorders. In fact, a small 2017 study showed migraine can be the presenting symptom for MS.
Why do people with MS get migraines? Migraines are thought to start in the brainstem, a part of the brain where nerve injury from MS often happens. That damage can lead to migraines. Swollen optic nerve. Your optic nerves, which are found behind your eyes, can swell due to MS.