Written by Karah Frizzell

Ask Dr. Armstrong: Is it common to feel exhausted after a migraine?

Yes, many migraine sufferers report feeling drained or “washed out” after a migraine attack, a phase often referred to as the “postdrome” phase. Symptoms can be similar to a hangover, including fatigue, body aches, trouble concentrating, and mood changes. This phase can last for up to 24 hours after the headache subsides.