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What are migraines?

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Migraines are headaches that cause severe, throbbing pain, often along with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound. They generally last between four and 72 hours. Many people feel symptoms, called "auras," before their migraine starts that signal one is coming on.

SOURCES: 

Young, W.  Demos Medical publishing, 2004.  Migraines and Other Headaches,

Blumenfeld, A.  , April 2004.  Dermatology Clinic

Sheftell F.  August 2005. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners,

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on August 18, 2017

SOURCES: 

Young, W.  Demos Medical publishing, 2004.  Migraines and Other Headaches,

Blumenfeld, A.  , April 2004.  Dermatology Clinic

Sheftell F.  August 2005. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners,

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on August 18, 2017

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