Migraine is an episodic headache, usually, lasting from 4 to 72 hours.
At least 90 per cent of the population with migraine have their first attack before the age of 40 and for most people the migraine starts during their teens or early twenties, although it has been diagnosed in young children and even babies.
I'm not sure I had an aura...the week before it started I had some moments of lightheadedness especially the morning before I got the migraine (which started that evening). I also felt as if I was going to get the flu. There was a strange moment when I thought I smelt cigarette smoke, which there was no smoke around. Had the migraine Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. Monday I felt like crap...I felt like I had a regular headache, but not as bad as the migraine and somewhat nauseous. Today I still feel like I have pressure in my head and I'm still exhausted. I feel as if I've been in a fight with one too many hits to the head.
Can postdrome last two days?
Some recent studies have shown that more than half of the migraine sufferers have the postdrome phase that lasts for 12 hours or less, but the average duration is 25 hours.
Patients with migraine with aura 100% of the time tended to suffer a longer duration postdrome than those with other migraine types.
The most common symptoms of postdrome are tiredness, head pain and feeling âhungoverâ (headache and nause).
Are you, also, experiencing cognitive difficulties, gastrointestinal symptoms, mood change, and weakness and dizziness?