Did you know that migraines even had 4 stages? It might be able to help you figure out when yours are coming!
- Prodrome: There’s actually a stage BEFORE the aura that lets you know you’re about to have a migraine! You might notice that you can’t really think clearly. Your friends might notice that you’re easily irritable or confused. Some people get this 24 hours before the pain hits.
- Aura: Only 20% of m worders get an aura. It doesn’t have to be visual, it can be a strange smell or a language disturbance.
- Pain: Generally a throbbing pain on one side of the head lasting from 4 to 72 hours. Accompanied by nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and sound. Headache is just one symptom of migraine.
- Postdrome: After an m word, people generally experience deep fatigue for up to 24 hours depending on the severity. Some people may be irritable or have difficulty concentrating. It lives up to its nickname as “the migraine hangover.”
One more time, in picture format: