A migraine is not just a headache.
It is a collection of symptoms that can also include a headache.
You can’t just take Advil and feel better in 20 min.
If you have ever had a migraine you know exactly what I mean.
Every migraine client I have worked with has a different combination of the same few symptoms, some experience all the symptoms at once or just a few or they can come in a sequence over time.
Top 5 most common migraine associated symptoms I hear from clients:
(not including pain which is almost always a feature)
1) Brain Fog / decreased mental capacity
2) Dizziness or Vertigo
3) Nausea and vomiting
4) Aura – Audio, visual or tactile sensitivity and overstimulation
5) Disrupted sleep
Migraines are a chronic condition with many associated symptoms that can be debilitating. It can leave many people suffering in bed for days. As someone who experienced all these symptoms at once for days it is extremely unpleasant and exhausting. Medications may help for some but can have side-effects such as organ damage (which has happened to me and my liver).
I was told many times to learn to live with it and cope, but I do not believe anyone should have to do that. I discovered Neurofeedback 5 years ago and it changed my life. I no longer suffer as I once did. I would highly recommend neurofeedback to anyone who suffers with migraines.