Migraine is a very common condition that involves a severe headache that can also include other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light or sound. Migraines normally begin in early adulthood and are more common in women. It is thought they affect around 1 in 5 women and only around 1 in 15 men. Migraines normally gradually improve as people get older, although in some cases they can get worse.
Migraines are very individual with different people experiencing different symptoms with varying impacts on their lifestyle. At the most extreme end migraines can occur several times a week, involve severe pain, sickness and sensitivity to light and/or sound, lasting days at a time. At the other end of the spectrum, migraines may only occur occasionally with months, or even years, between attacks that can be fairly mild and short-lived.
As you can see, migraines can have a massive impact on your quality of life and in some cases can stop you working. It is important that you treat migraines effectively and follow preventative measures to reduce their frequency.