A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on just one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
Migraines often begin in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood.
A number of factors may trigger migraines, including: hormonal changes in women, foods, stress, changes in wake-sleep pattern, and changes in the environment.
Medications can help prevent some migraines and make them less painful. Talk to your doctor about different migraine treatment options if you can’t find relief. The right medicines, combined with self-help remedies and lifestyle changes, may help.