Moderate headaches, symptoms of classic Migraines, symptoms after headache?

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    I experiences moderate headaches accompanied by many of the symptoms typical of classic migraines. Even after the headache passes, the other symptoms remain. I am sensitive to noise, become pale, nauseous, and suddenly fatigued, All I want to do is go home and lay down. After resting, not sleeping, I feel somewhat better, but not particularly hungry or wanting to do much. I usually feel better the next morning.


    Is this a type of migraine? Pam.


    Full Answer:

    Dear Pam;


    The symptoms you describe experiencing after the headache passes could be symptoms of the fourth potential phase of a Migraine attack, the prodrome. You can read more about the phases of a Migraine attack in Anatomy of a Migraine.


    We can't tell if you're having Migraines. That question can only be answered by a doctor who can review your medical history and family medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and perform an examination in person.


    Please see your doctor.


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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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Published On: March 25, 2013