A migraine headache may cause a severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It may also be accompanied by vomiting, nausea, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks may last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily life.
Some people have warning symptoms (aura) which occurs before or with the headache. An aura may include visual distortions, such as flashes of light or blind spots, or other symptoms, such as tingling on one side of the face or in a leg or arm and difficulty speaking.
Medications abound that may help prevent some migraines and reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. The right medicines, combined with natural remedies and lifestyle changes, might help to control your symptoms.