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The typical migraine headache is one-sided, pulsating and may include photophobia & phonophobia.
The exact cause of migraine is not known ...
... it is thought that blood vessels in the brain constrict and then dilate leading to pain.
There are four possible phases to an attack. Some people only experience some of these.
The prodromal phase is characterised by altered mood, irritability, depression or euphoria...
... fatigue, yawning, food cravings, stiff muscles, hot ears, constipation or diarrhoea among others symptoms
The aura phase, which takes several forms, typically starts small but may grow to half the visual field.
The headache is stage three. It can last up to 72 hours. A wide range of medication is available.
Sufferers often get some relief from resting in a darkened and quiet room.
The final, postdromal phase, often results in a feeling of being dazed or hungover for several days.

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