It is estimated that 40 million people in the U.S. suffer with
migraine, yet fewer than 40% have sought a doctor's care.
Migraine headaches are characterized by their symptoms, and
doctors usually ask these questions to determine if your
headaches are migraines.
answered yes to two or more of these questions, your
headache may be a migraine. To find out for sure, write down
your symptoms and talk to your doctor.
- Is the pain
intense and throbbing, usually on one side of your head?
- Are your
headaches accompanied by nausea or vomiting?
- Do you notice
sensitivity to bright light?
- Are you
especially sensitive to loud noises and some odors?
- Is your
ability to work, study, or be with others diminished?