Most migraine headaches attack for about 4 hours, but severe cases can last for more than 3 days if not treated. How often a migraine occurs differ from person to another. It is common to get up to four headaches per month. Other may experience migraines every one to three days, while the lucky ones only get one or two headaches a year.
During this stage, one may experience most of these symptoms:
- Burning nausea
- Sensitivity to light, sound, and smell
- Nasal congestion
- A feeling of an icepick in the head
- A Drilling feeling
- Neck pain and stiffness
Migraine symptoms: Postdrome
A person might feel washed out and drained after a migraine attack, though some cases involve people feeling exhilarated. It is important to know that an abrupt head movement may cause recurring pain during the postdrome stage. Other symptoms include:
- Inability to concentrate
- Depressed mood
- Euphoric mood
- Lack of comprehension
Getting through the headache does not guarantee that a person will not experience another migraine attack. Some people in the postdrome phase are still likely to encounter migraines if they encounter triggers like vivid lights and strong smells.
Studies have shown that relaxing activities such as yoga and meditation, avoiding stress, and drinking lots of water are excellent ways to find relief during the postdrome stage.