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How do migraines affect everyday life?

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Normal headaches hurt your head. Migraines can make you feel like your head is going to explode. Sometimes you just can't power through them. Even with medication, you may have to stop what you're doing until they go away. Migraines can last for days. Because you might be at work or away from home, you might not be able to crawl under the covers in a dark room for all that time.

From: When Migraines Interfere With Your Life WebMD Medical Reference

National Migraine Centre: "Migraine: How to live with it."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Migraines."

Mayo Clinic: "Migraine: Self-management," "Migraines: Simple steps to head off the pain."

American Migraine Foundation: "What to do When a Migraine Comes Out of Nowhere and You Are at Work."

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: "Impact of Migraine on the Family: Perspectives of People With Migraine and Their Spouse/Domestic Partner in the CaMEO Study."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 18, 2019

National Migraine Centre: "Migraine: How to live with it."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Migraines."

Mayo Clinic: "Migraine: Self-management," "Migraines: Simple steps to head off the pain."

American Migraine Foundation: "What to do When a Migraine Comes Out of Nowhere and You Are at Work."

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: "Impact of Migraine on the Family: Perspectives of People With Migraine and Their Spouse/Domestic Partner in the CaMEO Study."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 18, 2019

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