Migraine Headaches

Migraine Headaches - Signs, Symptoms and Relief

What Are Signs & Symptoms of a Migraine Headache?  

Although nobody is sure exactly what causes migraine, we do know what leads to the pain, and we know most of the symptoms associated with them. These symptoms can include extreme pain in the temple or forehead area of the head, usually on one side, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, and auras that cause the sufferer to see unusual flickers of light or dark spots and to hear strange sounds and smell strange smells. Those are the most common symptoms. Other, less-common ones include irritability, sleepiness, depression, fatigue, euphoria, yawning, and an intense craving for either salty or sweet foods. Taking notice of the symptoms can help you lessen the severity of a migraine attack.


How are migraine headaches prevented?

Preventing migraine headaches usually involves adopting a healthy lifestyle: regular exercise, eating lots of fruits and vegetables, and staying away from cigarettes and too much alcohol. Mastering good posture also helps. Plus, most doctors suggest that the migraine sufferer learn what their particular migraine triggers are. A trigger is something such as a food, sight, sound or smell that brings on an attack. When a person learns what sets off the migraine attacks most often, they are better able to try to stay away from those things or at least, when they are exposed to the triggers, they'll know they need to take steps to lessen the severity of the migraine headache. **

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