Helpful Information on Migraine Stages
Do you get migraines? They are beyond awful, and can feel like you are buried alive. I started getting them when I was in college and they have continued for um, more than 10 years.
For the last few years I have either been pregnant or breastfeeding so it's been pretty impossible to relieve the pain with prescription meds. I get really sick of pumping my body full of OTC painkillers but I haven't had any time to do research on natural pain relief or to just get more information about these debilitating headaches.
I just came across this website Migraine.com about migraine symptoms and migraine stages and I am so excited about it I have to share! I am not reviewing it nor am I being compensated, just really impressed with the wealth of information available. Now, if only I knew about the mobile app when I still had my iPhone. It's now lost somewhere in the chaos of my messy house, either misplaced or hidden by a mischievous toddler. You can download the free Migraine.com app for your phone and access your journal, headlines and more.
The Four Stages of Migraine
Stage 1: Prodrome
The prodrome is sometimes called “preheadache” and between 30% and 40% of migraine sufferers experience the prodrome stage.
Stage 2: Aura
The aura is only experienced by about 25% of Migraine sufferers. The Migraine aura can serve as a warning and allow sufferers to treat the Migraine early enough to stop it before it progresses to the headache phase.
Stage 3: Headache
The symptoms of the headache phase are frequently, but not always, the worst and most debilitating of a Migraine attack. Many symptoms are not limited to the head; they may affect other parts of the body as well.
Stage 4: Postdrome
A lot of people mention will feel “hung-over” after a Migraine. These will usually last a few hours to a few days.
For more information, please check out Migraine.com.
Coming soon: Natural remedies for migraine relief
**I was NOT compensated nor asked to review this resource.**
I used to get migraines for about 15 years. I tried prescriptions, accupuncure and several chiropractors. It wasn't until my current chiropractor addressed my occiput that I've had relief from migraines. It has been 4 years since my last migraine. He not only addressed the migraines but also helped me with weight loss. Needless to say I am VERY happy with my doc!
Wow Mary, that's amazing. I have heard so many good things about chiropractors helping people with migraines.