Another type of severest headache that cause severe, throbbing pain, often on one side of the head that may occur with symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, or extreme sensitivity to light or noises. Some who have migraine may experience called an aura before they feel pain. Most common auras involve visual disturbances, such as shimmering lights or blind spots. It is also called sick headache because pain may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Increased stretching, swelling and throbbing of arteries and veins lining the brain and outside the skull, may also cause migraine.
It may recur and is often so painful that the affected person must stay in bed. Before pain begins, they may see flashing lights or have a blind spot in their field of vision. It usually strikes on one side of the head with nausea and vomiting. Some victims also shed tears, experience blurred vision or have numbness in arm or leg.
It may be due to foods or activities that can trigger migraines in people who tend to get these headaches. Moreover, it may further aggravate by seeing bright lights or skip meals. It can be reduced the frequency by identifying particular triggers and avoiding those foods and experiences in daily life.
Causes of migraine on brain’s blood flow and changes in size of its arteries, the disorder involves serotonin, an important chemical messenger in the brain. Another cause may be abnormal brain activity, which is triggered by stress, certain foods, environmental factors, or something else.
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May follow to avoid the migraine:
~ Using a cold compress to the area of pain.
~ Resting with pillows comfortably supporting the head or neck.
~ Resting in a room with little or no sensory stimulations like light, sound and odor.
~ Withdrawing from stressful surroundings.
~ Sleep is the best medicine if it is possible.
~ Avoid caffeine as well as certain foods especially those high in tyramine such as sharp cheeses or containing sulphites (wines) or nitrates (nuts, pressed meats), chocolate and various strong cheeses as such foods may trigger migraine.
Food-related triggers may include: Any processed, fermented, pickled, or marinated foods, Baked goods, Chocolate, Dairy products, Foods containing monosodium glutamate (MSG), Foods containing tyramine, which includes red wine, aged cheese, smoked fish, chicken livers, figs, and certain beans, Fruits (avocado, banana, citrus fruit), Nuts, Onions, Peanut butter.
Symptoms: Vision disturbances, or aura, are considered a “warning sign” that a migraine is coming. Aura occurs in both eyes and may involve any or all the following: A temporary blind spot, Blurred vision, Eye pain, Seeing stars or zigzag lines, Tunnel vision.
Migraine can be dull or severe and pain may be felt behind eye or in back of the head and neck. For many patients, the headaches start on the same side each time, usually feels throbbing, pounding, or pulsating.
Other symptoms that may occur with the headache include:
Chills, Increased urination, Fatigue, Loss of appetite, Nausea and vomiting, Numbness, tingling, or weakness, Problems concentrating, trouble finding words, Sensitivity to light or sound, Sweating.
Symptoms that may linger even after the migraine has gone away include:
Feeling mentally dull, like thinking is not clear or sharp
Increased need for sleep
Migraine sufferers are also at higher risk of stroke and were more likely to have other problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol that increase the likelihood of heart disease.
The heart-attack risk was higher for those whose migraine is accompanied by aura, which is when symptoms such as flashing lights, zigzags or blind spots appear in vision, stiffness in the neck or shoulders, co-ordination and speech problems occur before the headache. However, it is wise for migraine sufferers – just as it is for all us – to avoid smoking, eat a healthy diet and be physically active as this helps to protect our hearts.
Prevention: Understanding your headache triggers can help you avoid foods and situations that cause your migraines. Keep a headache diary to help find the source or trigger of your symptoms. Then change your environment or habits to avoid future headaches. Other tips for preventing migraines include: Avoid smoking, Avoid alcohol, Avoid artificial sweeteners and other known food-related triggers, Get regular exercise, Get plenty of sleep each night. Learn to relax and reduce stress — some patients have found that biofeedback and self-hypnosis helps reduce the some migraine attacks.
Onnuri SuJok, energy concept: migraine is unilateral with the symptoms like throbbing pain often starts on walking, myasthenia gravies where there is a formation of circulating antibodies to acetylcholine receptors. These antibodies destroy some of the receptors and get bind with others. The fatigue can be severe so much so that the patient becomes unable to stand, keep his eyes open, chewing and swallowing is quite difficult.
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