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Symptoms of migraines include a throbbing pain on 1 side of the head. Some people also get warning signs like seeing flashing lights and dizziness.

A GP can recommend medicines to treat migraines, including painkillers and medicines to stop you feeling sick.

It's not entirely clear what causes migraines. They're known to be triggered by periods, stress, tiredness and certain foods or drinks.

You may be able to reduce your migraines by avoiding things that tend to cause them. Eating and sleeping well and regular exercise can also help.

A migraine usually feels like a very bad headache with a throbbing pain on 1 side of the head. It's common and there are things you can try to help.

Page last reviewed: 15/09/2022
Next review due: 15/09/2025