Tell me your most annoying migraine headache symptom. Fatigue, depression, the pain, loss of appetite, ravenous hunger. I think if I had to choose one, mine would be the pain. But the pain is not annoying it is unbearable.
So most annoying would be ….. um …. the right side of my face swelling up so I look, oh so attractive.
No, the anger that comes before the migraine attack and the depression that comes after.
Ok, I can't pick just one. All the symptoms annoy me.
I have come to appreciate them as early warning signals …. but really, how much can one girl take before getting annoyed? Oh wait - I can pick one. The vomiting. Definately. I hate vomiting. I will do whatever I can, not to bring up my expensive organic food, supplements and or medications!
Here are some typical pre-migraine, early warning symptoms:
A small percent of migraines, 20%, come with an aura as a precursor. This causes visual disturbances.
Here are some typical postdrome symptoms:
• Loss of appetite
• Continued milder headache
• Fuzzy feeling
• Euphoric mood
• Pain or cramps
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The things to avoid are: alcoholic beverages, especially red wine, avocados, canned, cured or processed meats like salami, hot dogs and bologna.
The migraine triggers list goes on: beans, chocolate, raisins, and there are so many others, that can aggravate migraine symptoms.
There are numerous medicines that can help to abort and prevent migraines. The triptan is most effective abortive medication to date.
Migraines are not normally life-threatening but they can be and have been life altering for me.
Please remember to notify your physician right away if your migraine patterns, your annoying migraine headache symptom or pain levels change. Make sure you have taken the time to develop a treatment plan with your physician.
You may need to make changes over the years if things change, so you need to find a good physician with an interest in migraine headaches. Otherwise you may be missing out on effective treatment.
I think being proactive helps me on lots of levels of health, not just managing migraine symptoms.
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