Definition: The migraine is a particular form of headache (headache). It manifests itself in attacks that can last from a few hours to a few days. The frequency of attacks varies greatly from one person to another, ranging from several attacks per week to one attack per year or less.

Symptoms of the disease (source)

  • The pain occurs by crisis, settling gradually (and not suddenly)
  • It lasts from 4 hours to 3 days (if there is no treatment)
  • It is often throbbing like "a heart beating in the head", "hammering" or sometimes "a feeling of tightness, crushing"
  • The intensity of the pain is increased by physical effort (walking, climbing stairs, etc.)
  • The pain is most often located on only one side of the head, right or left
  • It is moderate to severe
  • It is associated with nausea, vomiting or annoyance to light or noise