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More signs to an approaching migraine attack

by Medindia Content Team on  April 1, 2003 at 5:14 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
More signs to an approaching migraine attack
A new study by researchers at the Institute of Neurology, London has shown that there are several preliminaries to a migraine attack. The researchers who studied 97 people with migraine attacks that identification of these symptoms would give new insights into the condition and also help manage it better. The group of 97 participants were given a hand-held electronic diary to record symptoms of the attack on a daily basis for three months. The researchers found that nearly 97 per cent of the participants had recorded some kind of symptom prior to an actual attack. The most common symptoms reported were tiredness, difficulty concentrating, and stiff neck. The symptoms increased in intensity as the attack approached and were still there for a time after the attack subsided. The finding, according to the researchers, suggests that there are certain changes in the brain that occurs two or three days beforehand, which gives rise to these symptoms. This indicated that there more to migraine attacks than just the headaches. The researchers concluded that this study could help in effectively managing migraine attacks by taking medication when the warning signs come on.

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