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That premigraine fog you get when you remove the trigger before it causes a migraine

Here’s something that I want to talk about. We all have the migraine-speak in which we know special migraine terms.

I don’t have a migraine. But I do feel that weird fogginess that I feel before a migraine. We all know the feeling. The feeling that you get when a migraine is coming on or you’re more susceptible to triggers. The premigraine feeling where you’re not in pain, but you don’t feel okay.

I don’t know if there’s a term for it, but I felt that feeling after having a few sips of my saddly delicious smoothie yesterday, and I didn’t feel good. So I put it up to drink later when I felt better. Today I felt better, and I had a few more sips. Again, I had that premigraine fog where I’m not in pain, but literally anything could trigger it now. Well now I know something in that smoothie is causing this. I don’t have a migraine because I stopped soon enough, but I can’t say it triggered a migraine because I have no migraine. but I know it would have.

Any term for this? Anyone else experience this? It’s my first time.

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  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi faeriefate, that period before headache is called prodrome. If those sensations persist, you may be experiencing silent migraine. I’m feeling like I’m kind of missing the crux of your question, so if I haven’t, please let me know so we can try to get the answer you’re looking for. -All Best, Donna ( team)

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