Migraine is more than just a headache. It is an unpredictable neurological condition with symptoms that can be debilitating.
Migraine is characterized by its recurrent attacks, lasting between four and 72 hours, of moderate to severe headache pain that can be throbbing or pulsing and often strike one side of the head. These headaches may be accompanied by sensitivity to light and sound as well as nausea and vomiting.
Women are three times more likely to have them than men. In fact, migraine most often begins affecting sufferers around puberty and most affects those aged between 35 and 45 years.
While most migraineurs experience migraine attacks only once or twice a month, over four million people in the U.S. live with chronic migraine, suffering at least 15 migraine days per month.