What is a Migraine? Why do they hurt so much? And, how do I make it stop?
Well, they don't really know what causes migraines or why they hurt so much unfortunately. In fact, they aren't even sure exactly how to treat each patient since everyone's condition is so unique. Migraine has no cure, but I hope you can find some relief techniques through this community.
It is now believed that migraine is a neurological disorder involving nerve pathways and brain chemicals. Traditionally, it was believed that it was due to the expansion and contraction of blood vessels.
Migraine often runs in families. However, genetics aren't the only factor, environment also plays a role.
Migraine an overwhelming collection of neurological symptoms that usually includes a severe throbbing recurring pain on one side of the head. However, 30% of migraine attacks, both sides are affected. Attacks last between 4 hours or longer and are often accompanied by one or more of the following disabling symptoms: visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, extreme sensitivity to sound, light, touch and smell, and tingling or numbness in the extremities or face.