Firstly Migraine is NOT just a bad headache…and anyone whom has had the unfortunate experience of one will tell you so….. that is 1 in 7 in the UK …..Migraine ranks in the top 20 of the world’s most disabling medical illnesses…
So for you lucky ones whom have not had the Migraine Fairy bash you over head….
…… it is a debilitating neurological disease…..
The symptoms of a Migraine attack can indeed include a severe throbbing pain on one side of the head – although in 1/3 of attacks, both sides are affected and you can even have a migraine with NO head pain!
Everyone is different, and symptoms vary from person to person and even one attack the next; but migraine symptoms (in general) may include:
- Visual disturbances (Often called aura – and if you think visual is the only aura – think again)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell
- Tingling or numbness in limbs or face – even total paralysis in some cases
- Lose of words and trouble speaking
- Inability to think clear – even loss of time
There is more than one type of Migraine and the type is classified according to the grouping of its symptoms.
Now there are many people whom have experienced this once or twice and many who have had it a few times a year – some even once a month………… BUT when you go chronic it moves the goals posts to a whole new level……….chronic migraine is where you have 15+ days of symptoms ‘PER MONTH’...(the official classification is 15+ days of head pain with 8+ migraine)…….. and yes that can happen … think about that a second…. that is neurological symptoms that can take over your whole body and pain for over half a month – every month… It takes your life away…….. there is NO cure….. there is NO pill ever created just for migraine prevention – every preventative treatment tried by migrainers has been created for something else… and found by accident to help in SOME migrainers………. the doctors still DO NOT agree on why this happens….
These people suffer……… often in silence…….