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A migraine is a type of headache in which severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation occurs in the head, usually on one side of the head. You may suffer from nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can be mild to severe and often last for hours. 

Stages of Migraine:

Migraines are not related to age factors. Thus, it can affect adults as well as children. Following are the four stages of a migraine attack. Includes, 

1. Prodrome:

Approximately 60% of people experience prodrome symptoms before a migraine attack. Includes, 

  • Sensitivity to light, sound, and smell
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of appetite or extreme hunger
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Mood swings
  • Increased thirst

2. Aura:

Often people experience some warning symptoms that either appear with or before a headache. These symptoms last less than an hour. Including,

  • Experience hallucinations 
  • Blurry vision
  • Unable to see and speak properly
  • Feel the pressure in your arms and legs
  • Notice changes in smell, taste, and touch
  • Feel a ringing sound in your ears

3. Attack of Migraine:

Repetition of migraine attacks differs from person to person. A migraine attack can last for four hours to three days. Migraines may occur randomly or several times a month. Symptoms of a migraine attack include the following,

  • Mild or severe pain at one or both sides of the head 
  • Throbbing pain in the head
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Feeling of faintness

4. Post-drome:

This stage occurs after a migraine attack and may last for a day. Symptoms include,

  • Feeling elated
  • Experience food carvings
  • Muscle pain
  • Fatigue


Unfortunately, the exact reason behind Migraine attacks is not known yet. Scientists consider that changes in blood flow in the head may be the reason for headaches, but it is not the Migraine initiating cause. It is currently thought that pain starts when overactive nerve cells send signals and trigger your trigeminal nerve. Trigeminal nerves develop sensations in the head and face. 

Treatment of Migraine:

Migraines are primarily untreatable, but medicines can lessen the intensity of pain. Healthcare professionals at Express Tele Doc suggest the best medications and therapies to decrease the risk of a migraine attack.