Migraines are often undiagnosed and untreated. By traditional approach 4 steps are suggested mainly with painkillers or ultimately daily medicines. We suggest to take an ancient approach with its roots in Egypt.
An estimated 40%-60% of migraine attacks are preceded by premonitory (warning) symptoms lasting hours to days. The migraine symptoms may include:
Not everyone experiences these migraine symptoms when they have a migraine, and they do not usually all occur at once.
The migraine symptoms can last anywhere between four hours and three days. They will usually disappear when the headache goes.
It can be difficult to tell the difference between migraines and another kind of headache (such as a tension or sinus headache). You may think your headaches are sinus headaches, but it is more likely they are migraine headaches. Unlike other headaches, migraines usually occur on one side of your head, although the side that is affected can shift with each new attack.
Occasionally, migraines can last for 72 hours and don’t respond to traditional treatment. This type of migraine is known as status migrainosus, and you may need to go to hospital for pain relief and to treat dehydration caused by vomiting.
If you have migraines on more than 15 days per month, this is known as chronic migraine. People with chronic migraine symptoms often have to take increasing amounts of medication to control their migraines and prevent the migraine symptoms to occur. In turn, this can lead to further headaches, known as medication-overuse headaches (also called rebound or withdrawal headaches).