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
• increased frequency of urination
You can read more about prodrome in Anatomy of a Migraine.
Teri Robert is a leading patient educator and advocate and the author of Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches. A co-founder of the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy and the American Headache and Migraine Association, she received the National Headache Foundation’s Patient Partners Award and a Distinguished Service Award from the American Headache Society. Teri can be found on her website, and blog, Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.