The pain of a migraine headache is often described as an intense pulsing or throbbing pain in one area of the head. However, it is much more; the International Headache Society diagnoses a migraine by its pain and number of attacks (at least 5, lasting 4-72 hours if untreated), and additional symptoms including nausea and/or vomiting, or sensitivity to both light and sound.
There are a number of different types of migraine. The most common types are:
migraine with aura (classic migraine)
migraine without aura (common migraine)
Aura is a term used to describe the visual or sensory symptoms that some people get when their migraine is starting. The following are less common types of migraine.
Retinal migraines are headaches associated with visual changes in one eye only.
Abdominal migraines are associated with stomach pains, and happen more often in children.
Menstrual migraines can happen in women two days before their period starts or finishes.
Status migrainosus are migraines that can last for a few weeks.
Migraine is a medical condition that can have a big effect on your life and others caring for you. It can affect your daily life and can mean taking time off work or school.
Roughly one-third of affected individuals can predict the onset of a migraine because it is preceded by an “aura,” visual disturbances that appear as flashing lights, zig-zag lines or a temporary loss of vision. People with migraine tend to have recurring attacks triggered by a number of different factors, including stress, anxiety, hormonal changes, bright or flashing lights, lack of food or sleep, and dietary substances.
Migraine in some women may relate to changes in hormones and hormonal levels during their menstrual cycle.
The difference between a Migraine and a regular headache is that it has stages which you can detect.
Premonitory stage. You may feel tired, crave sweet foods, have mood changes, feel thirsty or have a stiff neck. These feelings can last up to 24 hours.
Aura stage. About one in three people have aura symptoms (visual or sensory changes). These may last from a few minutes up to an hour.
Main attack stage. This is when you will have a headache and other symptoms such as nausea. This stage can last anywhere from four hours up to three days.
Resolution and recovery stage. This is when the migraine fades. This usually happens slowly, although a migraine can sometimes stop suddenly, if you vomit for example.
Some of the causes of Migraines are
4. Lack of sleep
Homeopathy for Migraine. You will need to consult a Homeopath as he will be able to choose the right remedy for your Migraine. Some of the remedies are:
Belladona: Migraine with a throbbing pain and fullness in the forehead. Pain worse in Light, noise.
Bromium: Left sided, after the sight of running water
Cannabis: Migraines from unusual excitement, worse from Coffee, liquor, smoking, better by rest.
Cylamen: Migraine accompanied by sparkling before the eyes.
Lac. can, Natrium Mur, Nux vom, Onosmodium, Sanguinaria.