Migraine attacks can last for hours to days and can produce sharp throbbing pain or a pulsing feeling, typically on one side of the head. It’s often followed by nausea, vomiting, and severe ticklishness to light and sound. The pain can be so critical that it conflicts with the day to day pursuits.

For many people, a signal symptom known as an aura begins before or with the headache. An aura can incorporate visual irregularities, such as beams of light or blind spots, or other confusions, such as stinging on one side of the face or in an arm or leg.


Migraines, which often begin in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood, can advance through four steps: prodrome, aura, attack, and post-drome. It’s not necessary that every individual with migraine will go through all these stages.


A day  prior to the onset of a migraine, the subject might notice  mental changes that hint of an upcoming migraine, including:

(B) Aura

There are individuals who experience aura before or during migraines. Auras are reversible signs of the nervous system and are normally visual, but can also include other irregularities. Each sign usually begins constantly, builds up over some minutes and may last for more than twenty minutes or lat for an hour.

Examples of migraine aura include:

  • Visible phenomena, such as perceiving different shapes, shimmering spots or streaks of light
  • Vision impairment
  • Pins and needles feelings in leg  or arms.
  • Weakness in the face or one side of the body
  • Trouble speaking
  • Listening noises or music
  • Lawless jerking or other movements


A migraine usually lasts from four to 72 hours if untreated.


After a migraine strike, you may be feeling exhausted, disoriented and flooded out for up to a day. Some people arrive thinking ecstatic. The unexpected head action might take on the pain again briefly.