by Teri Robert, Lead Expert

The prodrome is the first of four potential phases of a Migraine attack. It's sometimes called the premonitory phase. Potential symptoms of prodrome include:

•  food cravings

•  constipation or diarrhea

•  mood changes — depression, irritability, etc.

•  muscle stiffness, especially in the neck

•  fatigue

•  increased frequency of urination

•  yawning

You can read more about prodrome in Anatomy of a Migraine.


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