If you are lucky, three to four hours. If you are unlucky, several days. This is not meant cynically, but unfortunately the reality. The duration of a migraine attack can vary extremely. And when it starts, it's virtually impossible to predict how long the attack will last.
Typically, such a migraine attack consists of several phases. He often announces himself hours to even days before the start of the so-called Vorbotenphase. Severe fatigue, constant yawning or sensitivity to noise are possible such harbingers. But that does not have to happen and varies from person to person.
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Before the headache begins, an aura phase then appears in around 10% of those affected. This is a colorful spectrum of concomitant symptoms ranging from visual disturbances, discomfort to balance disorders. Also, this migraine aura varies enormously from person to person, both in terms of their intensity and their symptoms. Sometimes she even appears solitary, so that there is no headache afterwards.
If you repeatedly suffer from migraine attacks, you will get "a feeling" for your attacks over time. Often also an idea, whether it will go fast this time or will take longer. Regardless, taking premature migraine medications early can help reduce the intensity of an attack.
Author:Dr. med. Jörg Zorn