ABClatino Magazine Year 4 issue 1 - Page 13

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Migraines is a neurological condition, that presents as migraine attacks, that is caused by changes in brain chemicals in regions of the brain and the interaction of the brain and the trigeminal nerve.

Symptoms presents in four stages, although not everyone them. These are:.

1- Prodrome, symptoms one or two days before the migraine, includes: Constipation, mood changes, food cravings, neck stiffness, frequent yawning, increase thirst or urination

2-Aura, symptoms just before or during the migraine: Vision changes (flash of lights, vision loss), pins and needles in one side of face or body, difficulty sleeping, hearing voices or music, limb weakness or uncontrollable jerking movements

Migraines are a type of headaches, which are pulsatile or throbbing pain, usually in one site of the head and often accompanied with nausea, vomiting, extreme sensitivity to light and sound. It may last four hours to seventy-two hours, if not treated.


3-Attack: throbbing headache, one or both sides of the head, accompanied by sensitivity to light, sounds, sometimes smell and touch, nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness and blurred vision.

4- Post-Drome. Symptoms after the attack, such as confusion, dizziness, moodiness, weakness, sensitivity to light and sound

Eunice Hoolihan, MD

Family Medicine

Health Quest Medical Practice