If you suffer from migraines, you’ll know first-hand how debilitating they can be. It’s a type of intense headache, most commonly characterised by a pounding pain in one side of the head. This may be accompanied by other symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, difficulty speaking, dizziness, tingling sensations, and a sensitivity to light or sound. The severity and symptoms of a migraine vary between individuals, but a single migraine can last anywhere between a few hours to several days.
Unfortunately, the migraine is a recurring condition and a common one, too. It’s estimated that around one in five women and one in 15 men suffer from them. The most common type, which affects 70 – 90% of patients, is a “migraine without aura”. This usually strikes without any warning signs. The less common “migraine with aura” has additional symptoms of the nervous system. Sufferers may see visual phenomena, temporarily lose sight, or feel weak on one side of the body.