The Most Common Symptoms Of Migraines Are....

Migraine Symptom

The symptoms of migraines may vary between one sufferer and another.

One migraine symptom that all migrainures have is the nausea. About eighty percent of sufferers have the common migraine while the other twenty percent have classic migraines. These are migraines with aura, or visual disturbances. A very small percent suffer with migraine sub-types that have frighting symptoms that can resemble a stroke. Some of these migraine symptoms can disable a sufferer for some time.

Symptoms of a common migraine

  • Nausea or vomiting is experienced by about all migraine sufferers. 
  • Tingling or numbness around the face or hands. 
  • Light, smell, or sound makes it worst. 
  • Unlike a tension headache, the pain is pounding and throbbing. 
  • Pain generally starts on one side of the head and spreads to both sides.
  • A classic migraine has the above plus visual disturbances like blurry vision or flashing lights.

Migraines sufferers have several phases to cope with.

The prodromal phase is the first phase of the migraine attack that's about to begin. This can be experienced several hours or days before the migraine pain starts. This can be a warning for an observing person to be ready for the attack. These symptoms could be:

  • Altered mood, and  irritability 
  • Depression or feeling high 
  • Fatigue 
  • Yawning, and excessive sleepiness 
  • A craving for certain food 
  • Stiff muscles (especially in the neck) 
  • Constipation or diarrhea, and increased urination.

The next two phases will be the aura phase if the classic migraine is had. This also lets a sufferer know that the next phase is about to happen. That's the pain phase. The next phase is called  postdrome, or the end.

What triggers these migraines??


There's many ways to prevent migraines. One of the best ways is to learn all you can about migraines and what can cause one, also what helps to prevent them. Keep a diary (print) to make a connection.Triggers are:

  • Foods account for a certain percent of attacks. 
  • Alcohol abuse causes migraines. 
  • Menstruation in women is a big trigger of migraines, and also hormone replacement therapy. 
  • Stress and irregular sleep changes can also trigger migraines. 
  • Excessive pain medicine intake can cause rebound headaches
  • Excessive intake of caffeine can work migraines like a yo-yo.

Different ways to treat migraines.

Obviously abusing all the migraine triggers won't help any. All triggers may not be giving attacks, but the known migraine triggers are the ones to avoid, and prescription preventives that doctors prescribe help a high percent of sufferers. There're more natural approaches for sufferers that can't tolerate side effects of prescription drugs. These would be:

  • The herb ginger fights nausea and pain. 
  • Feverfew is doctor recommenced for headaches. 
  • Butterbur is another herb used to fight headaches. 
  • Riboflavin or B-2 and B-3 called Niacin are used to treat headaches. 
  • It's been found that migraine sufferers are deficient in a crustal mineral that we must have to survive called magnesium. Deficient of it can cause headaches.

By learning and self treating migraines, a sufferer may not have to endure these less than pleasant symptoms of migraines. Fifty percent of a migrainures help is in their own hands. 

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On our last page we discussed migraine symptoms also, and also symptoms of migraine headaches on our next page. Home page from symptoms of migraine.

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