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Simple Facts about Migraine Headache

April 24, 2016

A migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or a pulsing sensation in one area of the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days and be so severe that all you can think about is finding a dark, quiet place to lie down. Some migraines are preceded or accompanied by sensory warning symptoms (aura), such as flashes of light, blind spots, or tingling in your arm or leg.

 

“Migraine is three times more common in women than in men” according to Dr Winnie Lim Khoo, Adult Neurologist in Manila, Philippines. Some people can tell when they are about to have a migraine because they see flashing lights or zigzag lines or they temporarily lose their vision. About 5% of the children with headache problems suffer from migraines. Both boys and girls can get migraines, but after puberty they are more common among girls. 

 

When untreated, a migraine usually lasts from four to 72 hours, but the frequency with which headaches occur varies from person to person. You may have migraines several times a month or much less often. During a migraine, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Pain on one side or both sides of your head

  • Pain that has a pulsating, throbbing quality

  • Sensitivity to light, sounds and sometimes smells

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Blurred vision

  • Lightheadedness, sometimes followed by fainting

The final phase, known as postdrome, occurs after a migraine attack. During this time you may feel drained and washed out, though some people report feeling mildly euphoric.  #migraine #headache #tensionheadache #pain #painmanagement #health #goodhealth #mentallyfit #brainfit #brain #sickness #commontriggers #trigger #winnielimkhoo #winniekhoo #drwinnielimkhoo #neurologist #neurologistinmanila #manila #philippines

 

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