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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 Dehydration Hormone changes during the menstrual cycle Lack of food or sleep Nicotine Stress and anxiety Weather changes While research does not directly link migraines to food, those who suffer from these headaches will tell ...
Julie and her son Nicky stood in the school yard on the first day of kindergarten. Nicky talked to the other children but never moved more than a few feet away from Nicky. Since it was the first day, when the bell rang, the teacher invited the parents to walk their children to the classroom and Julie did; but a few minutes later when Julie tried to leave, Nicky began to cry. He hung tightly to Julie’s leg, sobbing uncontrollable. Finally, after about 15 minutes, Julie pulled her away and left. She thought it would get easier the next day but this ritual continued, every day for the first month of school.
While young children often are emotionally distressed when separated from a parent, Nicky began to feel sick even at the thought of going to school. His complained of stomach aches , couldn’t eat and started having headaches . Nicky may have separation anxiety disorder (SAD).
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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...
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