Migraine headache is a severe headache, which may affect one side or both the sides of the head. It is characterized by pulsating/throbbing kind of pain that increases in intensity. Headache is usually associated with one or more of the following symptoms: sensitivity to light or sound, nausea and vomiting, dizziness and vision disturbances. Flashes or patterns before the eyes may precede the headache. He/she feels better after sleeping and would usually like to take rest in a dark and silent room. Migraine headache can be episodic and recurrent i.e. daily or 15 days and more. This is the condition of Chronic Migraine and it can last anywhere between four to 24 hours. A regular sufferer of migraines can identify the onset of another migraine attack. He/ she may feel unease, may feel low and sad, fatigued, experience stiffness in neck. Women are twice as likely as men to experience these headaches, and some evidence suggests that migraine headaches are inherited.
People who have actually suffered from migraines are the only ones who know, that this pain can be so severe that your daily activities can be hampered severely. It is hard to believe that someone can be totally incapacitated due to a headache but that is how severe a migraine can be.
Alcohol, stress and anxiety, certain odors or perfumes, loud noises or bright lights, and smoking may trigger a migraine headache. Migraine attacks may also be triggered by :
- Changes in hormone levels during a woman's menstrual cycle or with the use of birth control pills
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Exercise or other physical stress
- Missed meals
- Smoking or exposure to smoke
- Extreme light / sound
Migraine headaches can be triggered by certain foods.
Migraine headache is a risk factor for stroke in both men and women. People with migraines should avoid other risk factors for stroke, include smoking, taking birth control pills, and eating an unhealthy diet.
There is specific cure for migraine headaches in homeopathy. This treatment gives long term relief from migraine headache rather than only symptomatic relief for the time being. We don't believe in temporary relief from sufferings with analgesics (pain killers) or antidepressants. Over-the-counter pain medications are helpful when taken occasionally, however are harmful when taken for long duration. In such cases homeopathy treatment is best as homeopathy drugs don’t have any kind of adverse effects and are totally safe for stomach, liver, kidneys and all other vital organs, even when taken for long duration.
If your doctor has told you that you have Migraine headache, then this treatment is for you.