The Timeline of an Average Migraine Attack

Migraines have distinct phases. It is helpful to be able to identify these separate phases so that you can track your migraines, hopefully prevent attacks, and avoid being caught with a migraine in unfortunate circumstances. It is also helpful to track which phase you are experiencing as your migraine progresses so that you can take preventive measures. There are roughly four phases of a migraine: 1. Phase One: Prodrome This phase can last anywhere from a few hours to a couple days. Symptoms can include: - irritability - depression - fatigue - food cravings - sensitivity to light and sound - muscle stiffness - nausea - frequent mood changes. Th

Prevalence of Migraines Around the World

Migraines effect nearly 39 million men, women, and children in the United States and about 1 billion worldwide. Here are some staggering statistics about migraines today around the world: Migraines are the 3rd most prevalent illness in the world 12% of the population suffers from migraines 1 in 4 households in the U.S. suffer from migraines About 90% of migraine sufferers have a family history of migraines More than 90% of those who suffer cannot function/go to work during their attack 85% of migraine sufferers are women About 10% of school children suffer and 28% of adolescents between the age of 15-19 suffer. Migraines are a chronic disease and are physically and mentally disabling. It c

Three seasonal triggers to watch for

Spring has finally come, and we are on our way to some warm sunshine and little flowers. COVID-19 may have disrupted our lives, but that doesn't mean we can't get outdoors. For many, spring can mean allergies. Allergies can mean migraine triggers or more frequent and intense headaches. Here are some helpful tips to managing any seasonal migraine triggers you may experience while out on the trail or taking the neighborhood walk. If you are experiencing facial pain, sinus blockage, nausea, or a sharp pain on one side of your head, you may be experiencing headaches due to allergies. These are some of the most common allergies associated with headaches: Allergic rhinitis Commonly known as hay fe

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