5 Basic things I tell people about migraines

People ask me about migraines all the time and the information they have is very limited. So here is my post about my migraines. 5 things about my migraines.

1) It is not just a headache: still get a lot of people thinking it is just a bad headache when in fact it is a neurological disease. When you have an attack, the headache might not even be a part of it as is the case with a Silent migraine.


2) They have stages. The migraine attack comes in four stages: the prodrome, aura, headache and postdrome. These stages are flexible since some stages last longer than other. They are variable, as in sometimes you have no headache. With the aura, only migraine with aura gets that stage and not with every migraine.

3)Auras are not all visual: Auras can be tactile like feeling numbness or tingling anywhere on the body. You can have aphasia, causing problems with communication; written or verbal. You can have vertigo. And yes, also the light show.

4) Migraines can be daily. Migraines over 15 a month are chronic and yes they can even be daily.

5) High Episodic migraines have the same impact on lives as Chronic migraines do.

And here is an image for a bonus:

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