Part of: Primary Headaches
A migraine is not the same as a normal headache. Most people have headaches from time to time. These are usually tension headaches. Migraines, though, are sudden and strong, pounding headaches on one side of the head. They can greatly affect everyday life. Some people only have occasional migraines, but others have them every month for several days at a time.
Migraines are typically moderate to severe headaches that only affect one side of the head. They usually come on very suddenly and are described as throbbing or pounding headaches. The pain is often made worse by physical activity or even just a little movement. If left untreated, migraines last between four hours and three days, and may be associated with nausea and vomiting. Some people become extremely sensitive to sound and light during migraine attacks.
Before their actual migraine symptoms become noticeable, some people see flashing lights and strange shapes, or their vision is distorted. For example, they might see everything as a blur or through wavy lines… Read more about Migraine