Migraine is more complicated than most know.
It is a recurring primary headache disorder that is comprised of many features.
Prodrome: 1-2 days before the headache
Features such as CONSTIPATION, YAWNING, NECK PAIN, CRAVINGS, FREQUENT URINATION may occur some days before the actual headache.
Psychological features consistent with migraine
MOOD SWINGS, DEPRESSION, IRRITABILITY, AGGRESSION, EXCITABILITY and LACK OF RESTFUL SLEEP and STRESS may initiate and/or aggravate migraine.
Aura: Moments before the headache, lasts 5min to 1hr
Auras are seen in few people. It consists of VISUAL LOSS, APEARANCE OF UNUSUAL OBJECTS ON SIGHT, PIN NEEDLE SENSATIONS, PROBLEMS WITH SPEECH.
During the attack
The main features seen during an attack are THROBBING HEADACHE MOSTLY ON ONE SIDE, EYE PAIN, NECK PAIN, NAUSEA, VOMITING, DIZZINESS, FAINTING and SENSITIVITY TO LIGHT, NOISE and SMELL.
Postdrome: After the attack
Varies according to people. Some feel RUN OUT OF ENERGY whereas some feel EUPHORIC.
Identifying the disease will help reduce the impact on life.
If you have most of the features present on the slide, you're likely to be suffering from migraine. Avoid the aggravating factors, take rest and sort out help from a professional.