Pain in migraine occurs at any time of day, more often in the morning at the time of awakening. Migraine pain is unilateral pulsating, says Dr. Denis Slinkin.

Pain in migraine

Provoke a migraine attack can cause stress, physical activity, weather changes, bright lights, noise, insufficient or excessive sleep, ovulation and period of menstruation and even some foods (alcohol, nuts, eggs, cheese, milk, chocolate, cocoa, etc…)

Dr. Denis Slinkin

Dr. Denis Slinkin states: migraine attack is sometimes preceded by aura. Aura is a specific precursor of migraine in the form of local neurological symptoms, such as visual disturbances (loss of field of vision in the form of a spot, “lightning” or flash in the eyes), “running goosebumps” in the hands, numbness of any part of the body (tongue, face, hand …), etc.

Aura occurs in 10-15% of migraine cases and usually lasts from a few minutes to 1 hour.

Migraine attacks can be up to several within one month.

Migraine is often inherited and is familial in nature. Our long-term observations have allowed us to track characteristic changes in relatives with migraine. Studies have identified a number of migraine predisposing causes related to the desynchronization of arterial and venous cerebral blood flow.