Acute Migraine

Acute Migraine

It is defined as the throbbing pain on the one side of the head or overall face, it has pulsing sensation also. Nausea and vomiting also occur in some cases. Migraine attack some time remains for hours to days.


Signs and symptoms included:Acute Migrane Symptoms Causes Treatment


The exact cause of the migraine is still unknown but certain genetic and environmental factors may be involved in this condition, following stimulus may trigger the migraine:

  • Alcohol drinking
  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Stress
  • Caffeine
  • Medication
  • Certain food
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Weather changes

Migraine itself not cause any complications but medications to treat migraine may cause the drug overdose and then complications associated with that medicine.


Family history is very important in migraine, after taking detailed medical history and conducting general physical examination your doctor might recommend the following test to diagnose the condition:

  • CT scan to check the images of brain
  • MRI to check cross sectional brain images

The aim of treatment for migraine is to stop the attacks and reduce the signs and symptoms, treatment options include:

  • Stop medications which trigger migraine attack
  • Pain killers to reduce migraine attack
  • Anti-nausea medicine
  • Anti-depressant also helps to reduce migraine attack
Lifestyle and home remedies
  • Make sleep routine
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Eat healthy food
  • Exercise daily
  • Perform yoga
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