Migraine is a neurological disease with most common symptom is of headache. It’s a form of chronic recurring headache which is associated with nausea; vomiting; sensitivity to light, sound, and smells; sleep disruption; and depression.
Migraine has several sub-types among which are migraines with preceding aura and without preceding aura. Some women experience migraine headaches just prior to or during menstruation. These headaches, which are called menstrual migraines, may be related to hormonal changes and often do not occur during pregnancy.
Cause is unknown and it usually runs in family.
Some things that have helped me:
At the first sign, I try to get to a quiet dark place as soon as possible. Seconds count.
Sleep is the cure. Do whatever you have to to get to sleep.
Silly, but a bath before going to bed at night, helps me. Maybe it begets better sleep???
Resist the symptoms, one at a time. Try hard to keep your stomach.
Diet is important. Find out what doesn't like you. There are lists of no-no's. Like alcohol, lamb, grapes....
Hypertension (high blood pressure) medicine reduced the frequency greatly.
MIgraine is essentially a vascular cramp. Avoiding stess is essential. There is an old adage that says the thumb is the finger for procuring transportation. The index finger is the finger for indicating direction. The pinky is the finger for cleaning out the ear. The fourth finger is the finger of matrimony. And the middle finger is the finger for relieving stress.