Migraine headaches are different than ordinary headaches. They cause intense pain and throbbing in one area and are usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting, as well as extreme sensitivity to light and sound. In some people, migraines are preceded by flashes of light or blind spots known as auras. Migraine headaches can be so severe that those who suffer from them will often miss significant work time.
Fortunately, proper treatment and lifestyle changes can reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. If you think you are suffering from migraine headaches, talk to your doctor. Even if treatment has not helped in the past, new knowledge is leading to more effective treatments that are making a difference for migraine sufferers.