A migraine is an intense, throbbing headache (of moderate to severe pain) that may be accompanied by nausea or dizziness. A migraine can last from hours to days and is often on one side of the head. During migraines, people are very sensitive to light and sound.
Approximately 12% of the U.S. population suffers from migraines. Women are 3 times more likely to suffer from migraines than men.
Many things can trigger a migraine, including:
Medicines can help prevent migraine attacks or help relieve symptoms of attacks when they happen. For many people, treatments to relieve stress can also help.