Location and symptoms

Migraine-like symptoms of throbbing pain and nausea not localised to one side.

Precipitating factors

Alcohol, the breakdown products of which cause dilation and irritation of the blood vessels of the brain and surrounding tissue.

Treatment/prevention

Treat with liquids (including broth and an oral rehydration solution - Hydralyte™). Consumption of fructose (honey, tomato juice are good sources) to help burn alcohol. Drink alcohol only in moderation.