A migraine is a type headache that can range from moderate to severe. Migraine sufferers often don’t get the diagnosis or treatment they need to help relieve their suffering.
Migraines can be unpredictable, but come in four stages; however, not every sufferer has all four stages with every migraine.
The major symptoms of these four stages may include:
- Prodrome is the first phase, and can begin hours or a few days prior to the actual migraine, serving as a warning that an attack is coming. It includes signs such as neck stiffness, frequent yawning, constipation, food cravings, mood swings, plus increased thirst and urination.
- Aura can occur during the actual height of the migraine. Auras are related to the nervous system, and normal levels of touch can become painful. Visual disturbances can occur such as blurred vision, tiny blind spots, or seeing flashes of light.
- Attack is the most debilitating part of the migraine, and can last 4 hours or up to 72 hours if left untreated. The frequency of migraine attacks varies from person to person, ranging from a few to several per month. The sufferer usually experiences throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea or vomiting, blurred vision, and lightheadedness occasionally followed by fainting.
- Postdrome is the declining phase after the height of a migraine attack. Even while the pain is subsiding, people often experience poor concentration, confusion, moodiness, fatigue, constipation or diarrhea, and sensitivity to light and sound.
Not every migraine sufferer has the same symptoms or pain level, so the dedicated doctors at Complete Brain Center take a very researched response to find your best solution.