Treat Migraine headache effectively by knowing it's symptoms

It is frustrating to wake up with headache almost every morning. This makes the whole day miserable. Individual suffering from migraine headaches are well versed with the pain and discomfort of this disorder. Even I was suffering from migraine headache when I was teenager. Now I am not having that panic painful attacks of it but still thinking of them churn my stomach. Migraine headache is a condition characterized by pain on only side of the head and it is quite unbearable. The pain may last for a shorter period of time like for 4 hours or even lasts longer like for 72 hours. It causes due to vasodilation or enlargement of the blood vessels in the brain. This causes a release of a chemical that coil around the large arteries in the brain. This chemicals causes inflammation, pain and further enlargement of the brain. The enlargement of the artery increases the pain and makes it difficult to perform daily activity.
Generic Imitrex


Migraine headache has a very distinct symptoms and that is pain that last for a longer time and occurs only in half of the head. It is a chronic condition with recurrent attacks of headache. The pain associated with migraine headache is usually pounding, throbbing and occurs at one temple only. Sometimes the pain may occur at forehead, at the back of the head or around the eye. Sometimes the headache pain can be felt on both the temples. If the pain occurs at left temple, most probably in the next attack it occurs at right temple. Apart from the headache, other symptoms of migraine headaches include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, facial pallor, cold hands and feet, sensitivity to light and sound especially when one is going through a migraine attack. According to a research, almost 40 to 60% of migraine headaches show warning symptoms that occurs before the attack. These include sleepiness, craving for sweet or salty food, fatigue, irritability, depression, yawning etc. Almost 20% of migraine headache are associated with a condition known as “aura” which is described as flashing of brightly colored lights in front of the eyes.


Migraine headaches causes due to enlargement of the blood vessels but there are some factors or triggers present in our surrounding that contributes in the migraine attacks. Following are list of the triggers or factors that contributes developing migraine headache or makes it worse if someone is already suffering from the attack.
a) Alcoholic Beverages
b) Food containing caffeine, nitrate
c) Bright shiny light from the chrome or window that dazzles the eyes
d) Stress
e) Hunger
f) Environmental factors
g) Lack of sleep
h) Some medicines
i) Hormonal changes in women
These are the commonly seen triggers but some may get triggered by other things too like diesel smell and even chocolate. Some may get affected by these trigger and some may not.


In the past people use to sleep whole day to get rid of the migraine headaches. Now days several medications and treatment options are available for migraine treatment. The medication use for migraine treatment is Generic Imitrex. The active chemical compound in this medicine is Sumatriptan. It belongs to the group of drugs known as selective serotonin receptor agonists. Generic Imitrex (Sumatriptan) is effective in relieving migraine headaches but it does not prevent or reduce the number of migraine headaches. Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness are the side effects of Sumatriptan but it get vanish as our body get adjusted with the drug. Generic Imitrex (Sumatriptan) is the effective drug for migraine treatment though it is suitable for those who are hypersensitive to it.