Migraine is a neurological disorder characterized by a wide variety of symptoms, including (but not limited to) severe, recurring headaches that generally affect one side of the head. These headaches are often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and visual disturbances. Countless days of missed work, school, and enjoyment are caused by the pain and extreme neurological disruption of a migraine attack.
Even worse, researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that women who have migraines accompanied by visual symptoms have a greater risk of stroke compared to women who do not have migraines.
Typically, a migraine headache lasts anywhere from four to 72 hours, and consists of four stages.