What is a migraine hangover?
Despite the name, a migraine hangover is not a migraine attack caused by alcohol, but rather a stage of a migraine attack that can mimic the symptoms of a traditional hangover.
Not only can a migraine cause intense pain and discomfort during an attack, but it can also leave you feeling drained and exhausted for days afterward. This is commonly referred to as the "Migraine Hangover," and it can make it difficult to get back to your daily routine.
What causes a migraine hangover?
A migraine hangover is thought to be related to the neurological and physiological changes that occur during a migraine episode. These changes can cause inflammation, dehydration, and changes in brain chemistry, which can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, and sensitivity to light and sound.
What does a migraine hangover feel like?
Symptoms might vary from person to person but can include:
- Brain fog
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Nausea or vomiting
- Difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly
- Muscle weakness or stiffness
- Irritability or mood changes
- Appetite changes
- Increased thirst or dehydration