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Migraine Overview

Categories of Migraines

There are two major categories of migraines:
  • Classical Migraines: approximately 10-15% denoted by “Aura”
  • Common Migraines: roughly 85% headaches without “Aura”

Technically, a migraine headache is defined as a headache of one side of the head.  Nausea, vomiting and visual disturbances are very common with most types of migraine headaches.

Migraine Triggers

The headaches may be “triggered” (not caused) by blood sugar changes, hormonal changes, stress and fatigue. Why "triggered", not caused? Take the Beyond Headaches challenge below and find out.

What is the Typical Age Migraines Begin?

Migraine symptoms can begin anytime in life, however the teen years mark the start for many sufferers. Up to 10% of all men and up to 20% of all women have experienced or do suffer frequently from migraine symptoms.

It has been estimated that more than 26 million people in the United States are chronic migraine sufferers.

What are the Signs of a Migraine?

One may be signaled of an oncoming migraine by brightly colored lights, or a “migraine ura” as commonly referred to. The migraine event can last from eight hours to three days.

There may be a dull ache, or a severe “ice pick” disabling pain which often begins behind one eye or temple. Usually migraine sufferers seek a quiet, dark place to rest.

Migraines cost individuals and families significantly in lost productivity at work, and quality of life with family. The technologies incorporated in the Beyond Headaches Lifestyle now exist to significantly improve and even correct migraine symptoms in a safe, effective and counter intuitive fashion.

What is a Classic Migraine?

Migraine with aura is often referred to as “classic.” Less than half an hour before the actual pain begins, the individual experiences a neurological phenomenon “aura”. Aura usually involves visual sensory illusions, such as jagged bands of light obscuring vision, or a shimmering light around the edges of objects. Other senses, such as hearing and smell, may also be affected.

What is a Common Migraine?

Common migraines are simply those that present with all the migraine symptoms but the aura. Only about 20% of sufferers experience aura. Most people bypass the aura phase.

A migraine headache is typically a throbbing or pulsating event that is often one sided (unilateral) and associated with nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sound, and smells, sleep disruption, and depression.

Attacks are often recurrent and tend to become less severe as the migraine sufferer ages (but not always). Some women experience migraine headaches just prior to or during menstruation.

These headaches, which are called menstrual migraines, may be related to hormonal changes and often will lessen during pregnancy. Other women develop migraine symptoms for the first time during pregnancy or after menopause.

Each person experiences his or her own migraine headache in a personal and unique manor. Yet most migraine types fall into set patterns.

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Classic Migraines