What makes a headache a migraine?

There are lots of different types of headaches and a migraine is one of the more severe kinds. Where a common headache can feel like a constant pressure, the symptoms of a migraine include a throbbing localized pain, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound, nausea and vomiting. Some migraine sufferers can predict an oncoming migraine from a visual disturbance known as an "aura."


What brings one on?

Common triggers can include stress, anxiety, hormonal changes, bright/flashing lights, lack of food, lack of sleep, and certain dietary substances.


How can I treat a migraine?

There are lots of ways you can help treat a migraine, including: placing a cold compress on and off your head for 15-minute intervals, taking a break in a dark or low-lit room, finding a quiet space to block out aggressive sounds or smells, or taking a pain reliever like TYLENOL®.



The information on this page is intended solely as a general education aid and is not intended as medical or healthcare advice, to be used for medical diagnosise or treatment for any individual problem or as a substitute for professional advice from a qualified healthcare provider familiar with your unique facts. You should always talk to your healthcare professional for all health-related matters and before starting any new treatment.