What is a Migraine

The cause of migraine headaches

A migraine is an extremely painful headache that often is preceded or supported by sensitive warnings signs for instance flashes of light, blind spots, pins and needles in the hands and legs, nausea , vomiting and high levels of sensitivity to light and sound. The agonizing pain that migraines bring can stay for hours or even days

Types of Migraine

Status Migrainosus

A migraine headache can stay for a couple hours a day to numerous hours. But a migraine attack that lasts for up to or even more than 72 hours is referred to as status migrainosus.

Ocular Migraines

Ocular migraines lead to poor eyesight or blindness lasting for less than 60, and possibly lead to a migraine headache.

Ophthalmoplegic Migraine

A rare and extreme migraine, the ophthalmoplegic migraine·s pain normally effects the area around the eyeball and lasts from a couple days to a couple months. There may be paralysis in the muscles around the region of the eye. If these symptoms arise, it wll be best if you seek out instant medical attention because these symptoms could be caused by pressure on the nerves behind the eye.

The symptoms of migraine headaches can occur in various combinations and include:

  • High level of sensitivity to light, noise or odors
  • Poor eyesight
  • Nausea or throwing up, upset tummy, abdominal pain
  • Lack of appetite
  • Feeling very warm or cold
  • Paleness
  • Low energy levels
  • Dizziness
  • Fever (rare)
  • Bright flashing dots or lights, blind spots, wavy or jagged lines (aura)

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