About Migraines

About Migraines

Migraines are a type of severe headache that causes nausea, seeing auras such as flashing lights, sensitivity to sound and light and even vomiting. Having a migraine is terrible. All you want to do is lay down in a dark and quite room until it goes away. Once it seems like it might be going away and you lift your head, it starts coming back. Migraines can get so severe that you can be laid up in bed for several hours to several days.

Symptoms of Migraines

There are many symptoms associated with having migraines. They include a terrible pain in your head that seems like the worst headache you have ever had, nausea, seeing flashing lights, depression, constipation, food cravings, hyperactivity, neck stiffness and feeling irritable. Blurred vision, diarrhea and bright spots floating in front of your eyes are other symptoms. You will also experience a terrible, throbbing pain on one side of your head or your whole head. After having the migraine attack you might feel drained and tired. It is time to see a doctor when they get so severe that you can’t do anything but lay in bed the whole time.

Causes of Migraines

Although the causes are not quite known yet, some causes include environmental and genetics. There are also certain things that will trigger a migraine and they include stress, foods, certain medications, environmental changes, changes in your wake and sleep pattern and even certain physical activities including sex. Knowing what the causes of migraines are can help prevent you from having them. Also, if you know what is causing your migraines you can talk to your doctor and let him or her know so they can treat them better.

Treatments for Migraines

There are a few ways to treat migraines so you can have a normal and better quality of life. Knowing what can treat your migraines can help you live better without going through the pain of these terrible headaches. The different treatments for migraines include preventive medications and pain relieving medications. The preventative medications will help prevent a migraine from coming on while a pain relieving medication will kill the pain as soon as it comes on. It might be better to try the preventative medication first to prevent them from happening in the first place. You will only have to take these medications once or twice a day while you might be taking the pain relievers all throughout the day depending on how strong they are and how bad the pain is from the migraine.

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