Migraines are not only severe headaches, but they can cause temporary neurological dysfunction. They are categorized as migraine with aura and migraine without aura. Aura is distinct phase occurring before the migraine. This warning sign usually begins 1 hour before migraines typically as visual, sensorimotor, or dysphasic abnormality. While migraines with aura are more uncommon their main differences are the symptomology prior to the migraine.
A migraine is a type of headache that affects mainly one side of your head, but it can also affect both. The most significant characteristic is postdrome affects or the “hangover” symptoms. These can be included but are not limited to; fatigue, sensitivity to light, sensitivity sound, or nausea that can last up to 72 hours or more. These symptoms can affect work, school, or personal time with family.
Migraines have many triggers like stress, weather, dehydration, caffeine, environmental factors, hormonal triggers, alcohol, sleep disturbances, or abnormal diets. Migraines also have a strong familial link.
Your provider at Clover Internal Medicine will personalize a treatment plan to help get your migraines under control.