Eighteen million Americans suffer from migraines. Most are women
between the ages of 15 and 55 and many have a family history of
these debilitating headaches. Fortunately migraines become less
severe and frequent with age.
A migraine headache is a severe pain, usually felt on one side
of the head. The pain is concentrated around the temples or behind
one eye or ear and is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and
sensitivity to light and sound. These headaches can last for a few
hours to a few days. For the people who suffer from these intense
headaches the effects can be very disruptive to their lives.
Many things can bring on a migraine headache, but stress is
considered the number one trigger. Common causes include:
Bright light or loud noise
Hormone changes during the menstrual cycle
Lack of food or sleep
Stress and anxiety
While research does not directly link migraines to food, those
Full Question: I had been suffering from migraine since my teenager years. Now I am in my early thirties, the pain seems to have changed its patterns. At the beginning, it's only the left or right of the head. Now, the pain goes to the back of my head. More seriously, now it is affecting my eyes. The pain on the eyes is so intense that I can't open them at times. I had gone to see the specialist for my eyes and also a neurosurgeon to check if there are any growth or other sickness. But thank God, everything is fine. But will these pain in the eye last forever? It is now nearly 1 month that I am having the pain. It hurt the most when I am in front of the computer and when I am driving. I cannot be eating painkiller forever. With this pain, I totally have no quality of life, affecting my every activity. Is there any way at all to minimize the migraine attack or to stop this pain that lasted for so long. Also, recently the pain had been accompanied by very serious nausea. The na...
It's bad enough that we have to deal with unfriendly environments when we're away from home. Our homes should be our refuge, the place that's safest and most comfortable for us. Let's take a look at ways to make our homes more friendly toward us when we have a Migraine or headache: 1) Reduce or eliminated perfumed and fragranced items in your home, especially if they're a trigger for you. If fragrance seems not to be a problem for you, or if it's a minor problem, limit yourself to a single fragrance rather than mixing fragrances. Consider candles, room fresheners, potpourri, etc. Remember, fragrances can quickly gang up on us when we have a headache or Migraine. They can very quickly add to our nausea, making our home an unpleasant place for us. So, plan ahead, and reduce fragrances now. 2) Following the fragrance thought: If you're sensitive to fragrances, keep that in mind when you shop for cleaning products. Even if they don't contain fra...
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