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Headaches May Come and Go but Migraines Don’t

Are you suffering from migraine and scratching your head with headaches? Well in this write up we will get you more knowledgeable about migraines and their symptoms. So, if you are wondering what causes migraines or how long migraines last then scroll down below to get all information.

What is a migraine?

Migraines are types of headaches that can trigger intense throbbing pain or a feeling of pulsing, typically located on the opposite side of your head. It is usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and intense sensitivity to light and sounds. Migraines symptoms may vary and sometimes you may struggle with pain and can find it difficult to do normal day-to-day activities.

Certain medications can reduce the frequency of migraines, and can make migraines less uncomfortable. The proper medications, along with self-help care and lifestyle changes, may aid.


Migraines can act as a slow poison and can often have four phases prodrome attack, aura, and post-drome. Not every person who suffers from migraines traverses all four stages.


Two or three days prior to the start of a migraine, you could observe subtle changes that are a sign of a migraine coming such as:

  • Constipation
  • The mood can change between depression and a state of euphoria
  • Food cravings
  • Neck stiffness
  • Urinary frequency increases
  • Fluid retention
  • Frequent yawning


The aura phase can have several symptoms and each symptom can last between sixty to ninety minutes.

The most common migraine symptoms are:

  • Visual phenomena, for example, seeing different shapes, bright spots, or flashes of light
  • Vision loss
  • Pins and needles feel sensations in the leg or arm
  • Numbness or weakness in the face or on one other side
  • Trouble speaking


You may face migraine attacks multiple times per month.

If you suffer from migraines, it is possible to experience:

  • A pulse or pain that throbs
  • Sensitivity to sound, light, as well as smell, touch, and light
  • Nausea and vomiting


In the aftermath of a migraine, you may feel tired as well as confused and depressed for as long as a day. Many people report feeling happy. A sudden head movement could trigger the pain in a brief period.


Thus, the above write-up will make you knowledgeable on what causes migraines. If you notice any symptoms of migraines, it may be a good idea to consult a medical practitioner immediately without ignoring the symptoms. Even if you’ve had an antecedent of headaches, consult your physician if the pattern of your headaches changes or you suddenly become more difficult.

Let’s take a sneak peek into the different symptoms that can be alarming

  • An abrupt, intense headache, similar to an explosion
  • Headache after a head trauma
  • New headache pains following age 50

Disclaimer: This article is only written for basic and general informational purposes only. The Statements contained here have not been evaluated by the FDA and neither the efficacy of these products has been confirmed by FDA-approved research. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. There’s no guarantee of specific results and the results can vary. Users must not view the content as medical advice in any way. Users are also required to ’NOT SELF-MEDICATE’ and always consult your health care professional before taking any medicines or undergoing any treatment. DivyaAyushCare and the author will not be responsible for any act or omission by the User arising from the User’s interpretation of the content.

Sriparna Bhattacharya

Sriparna Bhattacharya is a certified health and nutrition life coach. She is an MSc (Biotechnology) from the University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. She is a health and science writer and is naturally curious about science. She has worked on several publications, including Health, and her writings were published in the top Healthcare brands in India.

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