Migraine: The Prodrome
Prodrome is a little-known fact of life for migraine patients. For years I had no idea all those crazy symptoms were actually part of the attack itself. I blamed the mood swings, food cravings, and insomnia for actually triggering the attack. Nikki Albert of Migraineur Mutterings and Musings shares valuable information about prodrome to help us recognize it and get a jump start on treating that next attack.
We don’t talk about the prodrome often because it isn’t as flashy as the aura or the pain of the headache stage or the fallout of the postrome. We sometimes forget it is there. But other times, it is very there. Sometimes it hits you like a wall of fatigue and stupid. And you could literally drop into a nap anywhere on a seconds notice. Having a conversation becomes a tangled complicated affair. And everything becomes so much more frustrating and complicated than it needs to be.
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