A migraine headache is an intense throbbing or pulsing in one area of your head. It's often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to both light and sound.
How do you know if you’re getting a migraine? Some migraines are introduced or paired with sensory warning symptoms, including:
- Flashes of light
- Blind spots
- Tingling in your arm or leg
How can you prevent migraines? Some things that might help reduce your migraine risk include:
- Adopt healthy lifestyle changes
- Use migraine medications
- Avoid migraine triggers such as caffeine, lack of sleep, and pain reliever overuse
Certain surgical procedures may help to manage headaches, but generally, medications are the most effective treatment form to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. Talk to your doctor about different migraine medication forms if a previous medication form doesn’t work for you.