1. Your Bowels May Malfunction
Migraine Disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) often go hand in hand. Doctors believe the same changes to the nervous system trigger headaches and problems with digestion. People with IBS often alternate between diarrhea and constipation, and they may also feel bloated or like they always need to go to the bathroom.
2. Your Back Can Ache
Frequent low back pain strikes somewhere between 13 to 18 times as many people with Migraine Disease as those without headaches. With time, pain creates a well-worn path through your nerves and brain, actually changing the structure of your gray matter. As a result, you’re more likely to hurt throughout your body.
3. You Could Have a Stroke
Strokes occur when blood flow to your brain stops. Migraine Disease double your risk for stroke. The risk appears highest if your Migraine Disease is accompanied by aura—visual disturbances such as flashing lights or zig-zag patterns before a headache begins.
4. You Risk Even More Headaches
Chronic Migraine Disease may have you frequently reaching for the medicine cabinet. But if you take pain-relieving drugs more than two or three times a week, you could develop rebound headaches. These occur when your medication wears off more quickly each time and the pain returns stronger than before.