What are they?
A migraine is a severe, throbbing headache. It often occurs in one side of the head and is frequently accompanied by symptoms of nausea, sickness and extreme sound and light sensitivity.
Migraine sufferers may also experience a stage called ‘aura’ – this involves visual flashes, blind spots and dizziness.
A tip to manage your migraines is to note down when they occur – this can help you determine what may be causing them. Track them on a calendar and make sure to note any changes, patterns or potential factors such as:
Drop in estrogen levels – Before menstruating, women experience a decline in estrogen. This imbalance appears to be a common cause of migraines.
Alcohol – If you sense a hangover-style pain after one or two drinks, you may be experiencing migraines. If you are suffering a headache within eight hours of drinking alcohol, avoid it.