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Shohei Harase

Medically Reviewed By:

Shohei Harase


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Content updated on Apr 25, 2022

What is migraine?

A type of headache with throbbing, pulsating pain on one side of the head. Sometimes, visual changes like sparkling occur before the headache. The pain may worsen on exposure to bright lights or wild noise. Triggers for migraine include stress, poor sleep, caffeine and hormonal changes in women.

Related symptoms

  • Headache worsens in crowded places

  • Pain over the temples

  • Headache worsens with chewing

  • Throbbing headache

  • Eyes are sensitive to bright light

  • Headache worsens with insufficient sleep

  • Headache affecting one side of my head

Treatment information

Treatment of this condition aims to halt attacks and prevent future attacks. Medicines to stop an ongoing migraine include painkillers, caffeine-containing pills, and anti-nausea drugs. Knowing your own triggers is important to prevent future attacks. The doctor may prescribe migraine prevention pills as well.

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