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Migraine Phases

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Postdromal Phase: After the Storm

Following the most severe phase of the migraine, you may not feel well for up to a day. Symptoms of this post-migraine phase may include:

  • Extreme tiredness
  • Sluggishness
  • Confusion
  • Head pain that flares up when you lean over, move quickly, or experience a rush of blood to the head

Your overall experience with migraines may change over time. They can change in frequency or severity, and attacks may not always include all of these stages. Also, you may eventually develop the migraine aura without actually having a headache.

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Reviewed by Varnada Karriem-Norwood, MD on April 14, 2014
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