What does it feel like?
Migraines commonly cause throbbing, pulsing or pressure in one area of your head, commonly paired with extreme sensitivity to light & sound and even nausea or vomiting. These types of headaches last hours or even days. Often they are so severe that productivity is minimized causing you to only want to close your eyes in a dark, cool, quiet place. Migraines, for some, are preceded by sensory warning symptoms (aura). These warnings are flashes of light, blind spots or tingling in your arm or leg.
What causes it?
Tension is one of the largest causes of migraines and often, pressure headaches can turn into migraines if overlooked long enough. Lack of sleep can cause these headaches, as well as certain foods.
How can I fix it?
Medication such as Advil for Migraine, a couple of hours of uninterrupted sleep, a cold compress or pressure point massage can help with migraines.
The pressure points to massage for your migraines are your temple, inside ends of your eyebrows, above your forehead, base of skull and hands.
If specific treatments haven’t worked in the past, go to your doctor and ask about trying different migraine headache medications. Medicines, combined with at home remedies and lifestyle change, may make a great difference.
To prevent migraines, avoid smoking and certain foods. Foods high in tyramine (such as sharp cheeses) or those containing sulphites (wines) or nitrates (nuts, pressed meats).