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Migraine headaches have been a widespread concern in humans in recent years. Since the Coronavirus epidemic, most people have had difficulty treating migraines, and others have also developed severe migraines as a result of the pandemic. The migraine patient found it impossible to treat their migraine problem during the lockout process, which significantly impacted their lives. Migraine is the world’s sixth most prevalent and second most debilitating medical condition. According to some data, India has a higher number of migraine sufferers than the rest of the world. As a result, one out of every four people of this fast-paced age suffers from a migraine headache. Migraine has found itself a safe haven in many people’s lives, whether they be students or working professionals.

Without a doubt, the pandemic has shifted everyone’s life into a different era, and people are still adjusting to a new standard. This pandemic has created a lot of tension and worry in people’s lives, which is affecting everyone’s mental health to a large degree. People are also dealing with a variety of severe health issues, including migraine.

The question then emerges as to whether this dilemma is slowly gaining a prominent place in human life. Let’s take a look on the same.

What is Migraine, and how does it affect you?

Migraine is a long-term psychiatric condition. It is a severe headache that is accompanied by nausea, fatigue, and reaction to light and sound. It can last for hours or days at a time. It induces severe pulsation on every one of the head’s sides. Prodrome/Premonitory, Aura, Assault, and Post-Drome are the four states of migraine headache.

Prodrome/Premonitory Stage: This is the first or alert stage, during which the person exhibits physical or emotional changes such as fatigue, food cravings, mood swings, and stiff neck. This will last anywhere from one hour to twenty-four hours.

Aura Stage: This stage induces a wide variety of neurological signs, including double vision, dark spots, coloured spots, sparkles, or stars due to changes in the cortical region of the brain. Numbness, nausea, and dizziness are also possible side effects. Individuals may be affected or disturbed by sound, illumination, or odour.

Attack stage: The attack stage is characterized by moderate to severe head pain. There can be unbearable pulsation or intense throbbing in the brain. Nausea and vomiting are possible at this stage.

Post-Drome Period: This is the final stage of an assault, and it can last an hour or a day. This stage is similar to the first in that the individual does not feel well and is very exhausted and low on energy.

What are the Symptoms? 

  • Intense pulsation and severe pain at one side of the head or both sides
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Affected by lights, sounds or odours
  • Eye pain, Blurred vision or Blind spots
  • Excessive tiredness
  • Feeling Cold or Sweaty
  • Tender Scalp
  • Stiff or Tender Neck

What are the Causes?

  • Hormonal Changes.
  • Age Factor
  • Sleep Routine Changes
  • Change in Food 
  • Physical Activity Factor
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Genetic Factor
  • Excessive stress
  • Illness/ Infection
  • Weather Change

During this pandemic, here are few tips for dealing with migraines.

1. Stay away from stressful situations.

2. Eat well and follow a balanced diet.

3. Maintain a regular sleeping schedule.

4. Incorporate Yoga into the daily life.

5. Drink enough of water.

6. Stay away from any bad coverage.

7. Put on some relaxing music.

When see a doctor?

  • Until the agony becomes unbearable.
  • Constant throbbing and sudden sharp pain.
  • Fever, cough, double vision, fatigue, difficulty breathing, or sore neck and headache.
  • Headache as a result of a brain injury.
  • Coughing, exertion, straining, or a rapid movement causes an exaggerated and persistent headache.