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What should you know about migraines?

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Migraine is a disabling disease that causes an extremely painful headache that is accompanied by nausea or vomiting, and sensitivity to lights and sounds. The head pain that occurs with migraine is usually a severe, pounding headache that can last hours or even days. Migraine is much more than just a headache, however. Other symptoms vary from person to person, but you may see spots, have blurred vision, or smell strange odors. You might be sensitive to light, and feel sick to your stomach, even vomit.

From: Migraine Causes WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Migraine,” “Migraine: Simple steps to head off the pain,” “Migraine, symptoms and causes.”

KidsHealth.org: “Migraines: What a Pain!”

Cleveland Clinic: “Migraine Headaches.”

American Cancer Society: “Aspartame: What is Aspartame?”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Migraine,” “Migraine: Simple steps to head off the pain,” “Migraine, symptoms and causes.”

KidsHealth.org: “Migraines: What a Pain!”

Cleveland Clinic: “Migraine Headaches.”

American Cancer Society: “Aspartame: What is Aspartame?”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 09, 2018

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