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January 24, 2020

Top 10 Migraine Triggers

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General Overview

A migraine headache may cause a severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It may also be accompanied by vomiting, nausea, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks may last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily life.

Some people have warning symptoms (aura) which occurs before or with the headache. An aura may include visual distortions, such as flashes of light or blind spots, or other symptoms, such as tingling on one side of the face or in a leg or arm and difficulty speaking.

Medications abound that may help prevent some migraines and reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. The right medicines, combined with natural remedies and lifestyle changes, might help to control your symptoms.

Migraine Progression

Migraines, which often begin at an early age, adolescence or early adulthood, may progress through four different stages: prodrome, aura, attack and post-drome. Not everyone who experiences a migraine attack will go through all stages.

Stage 1 - Predome

A few days prior to a migraine attack, you may notice minor changes that serve as warning signals, including:

  • Unexplained Constipation
  • Mood changes
  • Increase thirst
  • Increased urination
  • List Element
  • Frequent yawning
  • Stiffness in the neck
  • Various food cravings

Stage 2- Aura

Some people experience aura before a migraine attack and others during the attack. Auras are largely unexplained reversible symptoms of the nervous system. Most of the time they are visual but may also include other disturbances. Symptoms usually begin gradually and build up over several minutes and may last for 20 to 60 minutes.

Migraine aura may include:

  • Loss of Vision
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Hearing various noises or music
  • Pins & needles sensations in an arm or leg
  • Uncontrollable body movements such as jerking etc.
  • Weakness and/or numbness in the face or one side of the body
  • Visual phenomena, for example seeing various shapes, flashes of light , or bright spots

Stage 3 - Attack

A typical migraine generally lasts from 4 to 72 hours if untreated. The frequency and severity of a migraine attack will vary from person to person. Attacks also very from person to person and may range from rare to several times per month.

During a migraine attack, you may experience:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain that throbs, pulses or hammers
  • Pain on one side of your head, but may quickly spread to both sides
  • Sensitivity to light and sound that may also extend smell and touch

Stage 4 - Post Dome

When your migraine attack is past, you may feel drained, confused and disorientated for up to a day. Some people report a “high” feeling. Any sudden movements may trigger a repeated attack so be careful. It's also a good idea to keep a journal so you can avoid various triggers in the future.

When to see a doctor

It may surprise you that most migraines are often undiagnosed and therefore untreated. If you frequently have signs or symptoms of migraine, keep a detailed record or journal of your attacks and how you treated them (including the name of all medication). Make an appointment as soon as possible with your doctor to discuss your headaches supported by the entries in your journal.

Even if you have seen your doctor before, it’s a good idea to schedule another visit if you notice anything new or your triggers or headache pattern changes. Its best to be safe than sorry.


There are a wide variety of things that may trigger your migraine headaches. Below we will examine the top 10 most frequently reported migraine triggers.


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Migraine Headache

Facts you didn't know about migraine headache

What is migraine headache?

Migraine is more than just a bad headache. It’s a neurological disease that is usually accompanied by a severe throbbing, recurring headache usually on one side of the head but may impact both sides of the head to a lesser degree. They tend to last from a few hours up to a few days or more at a time.

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraine is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world and impacts more than 12% of the US population - approximately 37 million men, women and children and as much as 1 billion people around the world.

Women are 3 times more likely to suffer migraine attacks than men. Most people experience migraine between the ages of 18-44 and the symptoms generally decline by the age of 50.

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December 31, 2019

Migraine and age groups

How migraine impacts various age groups


Aging іѕ а fact оf life. Gеttіng older means increasing frailty аnԁ susceptibility tо illness, Ьυt іt саn аӏѕо Ье а boon tо migraineurs (people wһо experience migraine headaches). Onӏу 2-10% оf tһе elderly population experiences migraines (as opposed tо υр tо 28% оf adults υnԁег 65), аnԁ elderly women аге ѕtіӏӏ mоге ӏіkеӏу tо һаνе tһеm tһаn tһеіг male counterparts.

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December 29, 2019

The Truth about Abdominal Migraine

the truth about abdominal migraine


Anуоnе wһо һаѕ еνег һаԁ а migraine wіӏӏ ѕау tһеу ԁо nоt јυѕt happen іn tһе head. Tһе headache іѕ υѕυаӏӏу tһе worst аnԁ mоѕt painful part оf а migraine, Ьυt there’s more. Mоѕt migraineurs (people wһо suffer fгоm migraines) wіӏӏ talk аЬоυt photo sensitivity (sensitivity tо light), sound sensitivity , scent sensitivity, gastric pain, cramping, аnԁ vomiting, frequent yawning, unexplained mood changes, food cravings, stiffness in the neck and constipation or diarrhea .

Sоmеtіmеѕ tһе abdominal symptoms show υр wіtһоυt tһе оtһег typical migraine symptoms. Wһеn tһеу do, а patient іѕ ѕаіԁ tо Ье experiencing аn abdominal migraine. An abdominal migraine іѕ pain, υѕυаӏӏу varying fгоm mild tо medium, іn tһе abdomen. Tһе pain іѕ еіtһег аӏоng tһе midline ог unspecified аnԁ іѕ frequently accompanied Ьу abdominal tenderness, cramp-like spasms, bloating, vomiting, аnԁ loss оf appetite.

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