Many people experience migraine. In fact, some estimates suggest that 13% of the US population suffers from the disorder (1). Many of those who don’t suffer from migraine headaches, and even some of those who do, have poor understandings of the migraine makeup and overall process involved.
First, a migraine is not actually a headache. Though it does involve severe head pain, what’s going on in the vascular system is completely different. Instead of constriction in the blood vessels of the head, as occurs in a headache, dilation is responsible for the pain of the migraine (2). Also, as opposed to the more simple onset of a headache, migraine symptoms actually stretch over four different stages (3).
The stages of migraine are detailed below, followed by an explanation of the best form of migraine and headache relief: MiRx Protocol™.
Stage I: Prodrome
This stage of the process begins approximately 24 to 48 hours prior to what’s considered the actual “migraine headaches.” A few of the symptoms experienced during this stage are the following:
- Unusually high amounts of yawning.
Stage II: Aura
This stage is sometimes blended with the experience of the headache itself. The aura is a neurological abnormality. Note that it does not always occur; in fact, the majority of people diagnosed with migraine do not undergo this stage. However, since many do experience auras, here are several examples of these migraine symptoms:
- Numbness or tingling in the extremities
- Sensation of bright lights in the field of vision
- Temporary blindness
- Inability to speak or understand what others are saying.
Stage III: Attack
This stage represent the actual “headache” itself (which, again, is not technically a headache). This phase is of course what is often thought of as the migraine. It can last for a few hours up to three days, on average. Sample migraine symptoms during this period are as follows:
- Head pain (of course), which may throb like a heartbeat
- Extreme sensitivity to loud noises and bright lights
- Gastrointestinal difficulties.
Stage IV: Postdrome
The final stage includes symptoms of fatigue, although many people are unable to sleep following a migraine. Because it can disturb sleep in this way, migraine is a risk factor for insomnia.
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