Migraines are recurring, severe, and painful headaches. They can be accompanied by sensory warning signs and other symptoms. Migraines cause extreme pain and can last for hours or sometime even days. American Migraine Association says migraine are likely to have, and they affect 36 million American or you can say approximately 14 percent of the overall population.

What are the Types of Migraine?
There are 2 types of migraine which are classified as follows:

Migraine with aura:
Many people having Migraine, the Aura acts as a warning to them as they tell them that headache is soon to come. Effects of Aura Migraine includes,

  • confusing thoughts or experiences
  • blind spots or blank patches in the vision
  • zigzagging lines in the visual field
  • difficulty speaking
  • pins and needles in an arm or leg
  • unpleasant smells
  • stiffness in the neck, shoulders, or limbs

There are some symptoms for migraine which should not be ignored. These symptoms include:

  • severe headache
  • difficulties with speech
  • loss of sensation
  • visual disturbance

Migraine Without Aura:
Some patient will experience migraine without any disturbance leading up to the attacks. 70 to 90 percent of migraines takes place wthout Aura.

There are also some more types of migraine related to cause and specific syndrome. They are as follows:

Chronic migraine:
Chronic migraine triggers attack on over 15 days of the month.

Menstrual migraine:
In this, the attacks occur in a pattern connected to the menstrual cycle.

Hemiplegic migraine:
This type of migraine causes weakness on one side of the body for a temporary or minimum period.

Abdominal migraine:
This is a syndrome in which migraine attacks to irregular function in the abdomen and gut. It mainly occurs in children under 14 to 15 years of age.

Migraine with brainstem aura:
Brainstem is rare type of migraine that can trigger severe neurological symptoms, such as a affected speech and many more.

What are the Symptoms of Migraine?
Symptoms of migraine can be seen a while before headache, during headache and after headache. There are few or you can say typical symptoms which include:

  • Moderate to severe pain
  • Feeling sick and vomiting
  • Severe or pulsing pain
  • Increased sensitivity to light and sound
  • Inability to perform regular activities due to severe pain
  • Increasing pain during physical activity.

Some people can also experience symptoms such as sweating, stomach ache, diarrhea and temperature changes.

What are the Treatment?
There are no cures till now for Migraine. Treatments are for the symptoms that occur during migraine. Lifestyle might help to reduce the frequency of Migraine which includes as follows:

  • Reducing stress
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Avoiding certain foods
  • Regular physical exercise
  • Drinking plenty of water

What are the Medication for Migraine?
Migraines are often managed by course of certain medication. There are many types of Migraine medication including painkillers. This can be taken at early stage rather than having severe headaches.

Following are the medication which are effective to treat Migraines:

  • Naproxen
  • Acetaminophen
  • Ibuprofen

Painkillers such as Apirin can stop headache and help to reduce pain. Always consult your doctor before taking any medication.