What Is a Migraine?

Migraine pain can last for hours or even days, making it one of the most debilitating types of pain. According to Dr. Ozanne, a migraine is "a throbbing, pulsating headache that is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound."

Migraines can be caused by several factors, including stress, hormonal changes, certain medications, and food additives. There is no known cure for migraine pain, but there are treatments that can help to lessen the severity of symptoms.

Over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, are often effective in relieving migraine pain. However, some people find that prescription medication is necessary to provide relief. If you suffer from migraine headaches, talk to your doctor about your treatment options.


Migraines can be a debilitating condition, causing severe headaches and often nausea.

First, it is important to keep a migraine diary to track when headaches occur and what may have triggered them.

Second, try to avoid triggers such as bright lights, loud noises, and strong smells. If possible, manage stress with relaxation techniques such as yoga or meditation.

Finally, over-the-counter pain medications may provide relief, but it is important to talk to a doctor before taking any medication. With these tips, migraine sufferers can find the relief they need and get back to enjoying their lives.

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