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How does postdrome phase affect the body?

The exact cause of migraines is still not entirely understood, but a change in the nervous system is seen that brings about a decrease in blood flow to the brain, which gradually increases to an unusually high blood flow during the headache phase. As the migraine pain decreases and the postdrome phase begins, the blood flow to the brain decreases again. This makes the body feel as if it has a hangover. It is very difficult to concentrate or understand simple concepts and the person may have a feeling of soaring happiness or despair. The postdrome phase can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

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