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What is Migraine?

Migraine, or migraine, is a special type of headache, usually throbbing, occurring on one side of the head (although it can occur on both sides), often unbearable, almost always associated_cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_a nausea or vomiting e which gets worse with light, noise or even certain smells.

A feature of migraine is its ability to change position. One day it hurts on one side, another day on the other, another day on both! And often the pain is unbearable, disabling even simple activities like reading or watching television.

There are several factors that trigger a migraine attack  and it is very important to identify these factors in order to avoid them!

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The most common triggering factors are: food (generally fatty foods, fried foods, chocolate, caffeine,75c-75destimulants) 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_uso de bebidas alcoólicas, exposição a luz intensa ou a odores fortes e o próprio período menstrual.


Aura is a neurological manifestation, which occurs in about 25% of people with migraine. It can occur in the form of visual symptoms, with bright spots in vision, or dark spots and "failures" in vision. There may also be sensory symptoms, such as tingling, numbness  and lack of sensation in a part of the body, such as the limbs or face, or even loss of strength in an arm and difficulty speaking.


It usually precedes a pain crisis, but it often bothers more than the headache itself.

What do shimmering scotomas, the common presentation of a migraine aura, look like?
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