A migraine is a medical condition that causes multiple symptoms, including severe recurring headaches.
Symptoms of migraine usually occur in stages. The Prodrome stage is the stage where migraine symptoms begin one or two days prior to the headache. One may experience the following symptoms during this stage:
At times an aura can occur. You may encounter problems with your movement, vision, speech, and sensation.
During the headache, you may experience a severe pulsing or throbbing headache, dizziness, nausea, neck pain, vomiting, nasal congestion, and increased sensitivity to sound and light.
Common features experienced after the headache are irritability, tiredness, and head pain that gets worse due to straining or physical activity.
If you are having a migraine, you can visit our emergency room at 79605.
Experts think that migraines can occur when there are brain changes that affect the balance of chemicals, blood vessels, or the way nerves communicate.
Migraine triggers vary in different people. They include:
Some other possible triggers are tiredness, poor posture, lack of sleep, neck and shoulder tension, physical overexertion, jet lag, dehydration, low blood sugar, and irregular meal times.
Avoiding triggers can help lower the frequency of migraine episodes.
People with the following conditions are more likely to develop a migraine:
You can visit an emergency room near you to get migraine treatments.
Migraine with aura and migraine without aura is the most common types of migraine. Some people experience both types. There are other types of migraines.
Migraine without aura
It is also known as common migraine. Many people with migraines don’t have an aura.
The following characteristics are common with migraine without aura:
Migraine with aura
This type of migraine is referred to as classic migraine, hemiplegic migraine, and complicated migraine.
An aura that fades away is reversible, and some of its symptoms include:
An aura can continue after the headache begins, but it usually occurs before the headache pain starts.
Do you need emergency care in Abilene? contact Express ER (Abilene).
It used to be called mixed or combination headaches because they can contain features of tension and migraine headaches. At times it’s referred to as severe migraine and can be a result of medication overuse.
People with chronic migraines may experience:
If you experience such symptoms, please visit an er near you.
Optical migraine is also called ocular migraine, monocular migraine, eye migraine, retinal migraine, and ophthalmic migraine. It is a very type of migraine with aura, and it only affects one eye, unlike other visual auras.
Symptoms of retinal migraines include:
Sometimes eye migraine is painless.
If you experience optical migraines, don’t hesitate to reach out to our emergency room in Abilene.