When I first experienced the head-splitting pain of a migraine I wanted to curl up in a ball and reach for immediate migraine relief. I wasn’t focused on what I was putting into my body. I just wanted the pain to stop. It never occured to me to be proactive before a migraine wrecked my day or what natural deterrents could do for my migraine. I know I’m far from the only one. Did you know that in the US alone the estimated cost of migraines is over five billion dollars a year in lost work time and productivity?
The problem is widespread, too. Are you like the one in eight American adults who are affected by migraines? That’s twenty percent of women and twelve to fifteen percent of men in the US. The symptoms are easy to spot but rarely broken down by those who suffer from migraines on a regular basis.
Let’s walk through the four recognized stages of a migraine together; prodrome, aura, attack and post-drome. We’re going to relay several ways to fortify your body against migraines. But first, before a migraine attack have you ever felt the following symptoms? A day or two before the onset of a migraine you might feel: