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There are a lot of pains you can “grin and bare” in life. Pains come in all areas of the body. I have personally dealt with different types of pains as well, but one of the hardest pains to deal with is pain in your head. When I was a child I didn’t really deal with headaches, but now after giving birth to four children, and being extremely busy seven days a week, migraine headaches have been a struggle that I have personally battled with. The symptoms can be a light annoyance to out and out debilitating with nausea, extreme fatigue, and more!
One thing is for sure. If there is a way to get rid of the headache or at least manage it, I am going to try to find that way. I am not a doctor and do not claim to be any sort of authority on migraine headaches, but I have done some research and found that there are some triggers that will bring on a migraines. Some of these include: stress, fatigue, food, medications, bright lights, loud noises, and more.
Another thing to note is that a migraine is more than just a headache. A migraine can have a variety of components, including nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light or sound, and each attack can feel entirely different for individuals. So a migraine can be brought on by lights or after you get the migraine make you more sensitive to them. This is the same for most of the triggers.
Here are some statistics/faqs about migraines garnered from Moretomigraine.com :
- Migraines usually last between 4 and 72 hours.
- Migraine ranks in the top 3 of the world’s most prevalent medical conditions.
- Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from migraines, including its various characteristics.
- About 18% of American women and 6% of men suffer from migraine.
If you are suffering from migraines you are not alone. The important thing to note is what triggers them for you. If you can find the trigger you can then try and pinpoint things that will help you live a life with less severe migraine headaches or possibly alleviate them altogether.