Migraine is a type of Primary headache which is characterized by throbbing or pulsatile pain, usually on one side of the head.
Normally a Migraine attack happens in 4 phases:
- Prodrome phase: In this phase a patient can experiencedepression, hyperactivity, cognitive changes, frequent urination, irritability, euphoria, neck stiffness, food cravings hours to days before headache
- Phase of Aura: Characterized by a fully reversible set of nervous system symptoms, most often visual or sensory symptoms, 5-60 min before headache
- Headache phase: unilateral, moderate to severe intensity headache, associated with nausea/vomiting/photophobia/phonophobia. This phase can continue from 4 hours to 7 days
- Postdrome: washed out feeling