What is migraine? (Signs and symptoms)

Migraine : It is a headache that usually involves half of the brain. Such a headache is so intense and long – four hours – that can disturb a person’s daily life.

Some Common Signs of Migraine

MigraineWarning signs vary from person to person, but some of them may include

  • Yawn Feeling
  •  A great desire to eat sweets, especially chocolate, can be a warning sign.
  • Some people become irritable or depressed before migraine attacks. In contrast, some people feel a severe fever or excitement at the hours before migraines.
  • Some people have severe sleepiness before they get migraine.
  • Constipation can be a sign of constipation.
  • Sensitivity to light and sound.
  • A vision problem

What can we do to reduce pain?

Drugs commonly used usually cause headaches and pain in the long term.

Using other strategies and paying attention to the symptoms can help you get started before the symptoms begin.


MigraineA little consumption of caffeine in tea or coffee can be beneficial. It can enhance the effects of drugs such as acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen. It should be noted that excess caffeine also cause headaches.


Stress increase migraine attacks. The therapists believe that you should get 10 minutes of relaxation each day, sit and breathe slowly. It would be so helpful, because every muscle of your body needs rest at least once a day.If you see the warning signs, Meditation can be helpful.

Migraine escalating foods

Some foods, such as some fruits and nuts, alcohol, pickles and some processed foods can cause migraines. Discovering what foods cause that may be a bit difficult for you, but you should try to find and avoid them.

Sleep in a dark room

MigraineBecause light and noise can increase migraines. Sleeping in a dark room can be helpful to reduce symptoms and improve it faster.

Cold compress

Put a cold compresses on the head and neck or have a cold water shower. It can be helpful to reduce migraine headaches.

Collected by
Dr. Sara Bakhshaei

About Sara Bakhshaei

Dr Sara Bakhshaei ParsiTeb Company Researcher
Dr Sara Bakhshaei is a PhD. graduate Agroecologist from the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. She has done researches in some agricultural and health fields such as Plant Ecology, Agroecology, Data Analysis, Crop production, LCA and Pharmaceutical effects of medicinal plants. She completed her researches as an Internship period in IFF institute(Institute of Social Ecology) in Vienna, Austria. Since 2016 she works as a senior researcher at Parsiteb herbal pharmaceutical company. She has 8 years of work experience as a university lecturer in Iran and published more than 100 articles in her research fields. Now she continues her study in the field of Phytomedicine at the Boku University of Vienna.

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