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Migraine headache, light sensitive and nauseous, salt carving. Cure?

I had what appeared to be a severe migraine headache which began on Saturday. I took some over the counter migraine medicine that night and on Sunday the headache subsided some. By Sunday afternoon it was back full force. It is now Tuesday and the headache is not as bad but is I still have a dull pounding ache and am light sensitive and nauseous. Is it normal for a migraine to last this long? I also have a craving for salt. Before the migraine my legs had been aching for days.
Asked On : Sat, 21 Apr 2012
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms and to me, it appears like a migraine episode.

The headache in migraine, by definition, can last from four hours upto 72 hours. During the episode of headache, there may be feeling of nausea or vomiting may occur.

There is increased sensitivity to light and noise.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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Answered: Tue, 1 Apr 2014
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