Could be! The term Migraine refers to a large umbrella of head related discomforts.
I'm no doctor, but let's look at this logically from info publicly available.
- Throbbing pain on one side near the temples, forehead, and eyes.
- Light sensitivity
- Sound sensitivity
- Quick to fatigue during activities
- Vision problems (such as Aura: flashing lights, wavy lines, or dots, or they may have blurry vision or blind spots)
There are time when I've had similar symptoms and people have asked me, "Do you have allergies?" Sometimes, the serious allergy over-the-counter meds help. I've never been diagnosed though. Do I actually not have allergies, but a migraine instead. Boy, if I had to pick...?
Triggers for Allergic Reactions:
You can have an allergic reaction to things Ingested, Contacted or Inhaled.
- Ingested symptoms can include: hives (red, itchy, inflamed skin) abdominal cramps, vomiting, or diarrhea accompanied by a rash, swelling of the lips or eyes which appears and disappears quickly, or, in very rare cases, anaphylactic shock.
- Contact symptoms can include redness, itching, swelling, scaling, or blistering of the skin near and surrrounding the contact location.
- Inhaled symptoms can include: sneezing, wheezing, nasal congestion, coughing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, itchy throat, stomach ache, itchy skin, hives, fatigue, irritability
I'm not saying these are one in the same, but your immune health absolutely comes into question when you are experience any of these symptoms. Allergena promotes Immune Function in Response to Inhaled Allergens.
Triggers for Migraines:
Anxiety and Stress
Lack of Sleep or Food
Headache foods: MSG, red wine, cheese, chocolate, soy sauce, and processed meats.Tyramine: a substance used at high levels in Aged, fermented, and stored foods
Allergies and Migraines have totally different triggers.
If you suffer from Migraine symptoms you probably want it to stop. Take time to track your triggers. Keep a journal. Include fact tracking data:
- Environment (weather stuff)
- Recent sleep
- Recent meal
- Symptoms and level of discomfort. Use a 1 to 10 Scale.
When you decide to see a healthcare provider, you will have a good collection of data to talk about.