A Migraine attack can have up to four phases - prodrome, aura, headache, and postdrome. The aura is generally thought to be a separate phase that precedes the headache. During a clinical trial of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for Migraine, it was necessary to collect data that allowed researchers to evaluate the timing of the aura phase relative to headache and other Migraine symptoms. Researchers used this data for a prospective study 1 presented at the American Headache Society's annual scientific meeting in June.
"The objective of the study was to examine a large number of prospectively recorded attacks of Migraine with aura and determine the timing of aura relative to headache and other Migraine symptoms." 1
267 patients were enrolled from 16 centers and trained to use an electronic Migraine diary for a month.
Participants were asked to record Migraine with aura and their symptoms and treat with the TMS device as soon as po...
My son is 8 and gets frequent headaches / migraines and abdominal headaches. Sometimes resulting in vomiting and occasional shakiness in legs. What are your recommendations to help? Thank you. Sandy.
Have you taken your son to the doctor for these headaches or Migraines? When you say, "abdominal headaches," do you mean abdominal Migraines? You can find more information on them in Abdominal Migraine - The Basics .
If your son is experiencing three or more Migraines a month, we generally recommend preventive treatments. For children, Periactin and propranolol are often the first choices. There are also some supplements that can be effective - Coenzyme Q10, riboflavin (vitamin B2), and magnesium. To treat a Migraine when it occurs, you could discuss Maxalt with your son's doctor. Maxalt is a triptan medication that works to stop the Migrainous process, thus stopping t...
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.
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 a...
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