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Migraine Headache


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Comment from: tucsonics, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: April 09

I began having migraines at the age of 6. It was clearly due to stress, and usually happened after the stress period was over, not during. The migraines continued through adulthood, but subsided when I consciously removed all the stress from my life.

Comment from: Cecile, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 06

My earliest recollection of migraine headaches began when I was 9 years old. The frequency and intensity has increased as I have grown older. I was told that my migraines would subside after my hysterectomy and or after my 50th birthday. Unfortunately, this was not the case for me. I do have migraines with aura. The aura is either involuntary twitching of my eyelid or my hand. This usually occurs two to three days before the headache hits. I also experience the twitching of my eyelid or hand during a migraine episode lasting several days. I feel very foggy headed, irritable, nauseated and in some cases, the headache pain is so excruciating, it is frightening. My headaches are affected by barometric pressure changes primarily but are also triggered by chemicals found in processed foods (which I avoid).


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