Now, when Doctors use the word Migraine, we mean a specific form of headache. In fact, the word Migraine was derive from the Greek and it means "pain involving one side of the head.
When is a migraine a real Migraine?
These are some characteristics of a real Migraine headache:
- One sided
- Throbbing in nature
- Usually very severe
- Usually lasts several hours but can be up to several days
- May be preceded by altered vision (Like flashes of light)
- May be followed by nausea and vomiting
- Tends to run in families
- They are sometimes triggered by certain foods, stress, weather changes etc
- There are now very good (but expensive) drugs available which can stop the migraine quickly (You need a prescription)
- When you are suffering an attack, shutting yourself in a dark room with soft music helps.
Now you know!!
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