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A 18-year-old female asked:

What r the symptoms of a migraine & how long do they usually last? i had them before my symptoms have lasted for 5 days. i am thinking it isn't one.

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
SEVERE headache: Migraine headaches are severely painful with the exception of aborted or retinal types, typically accompanied by a throbbing sensation on one side of the head and by at least several of the following: nausea, vomiting, light and sound sensitivity, with physical activity making things worse and rest improving symptoms. Duration of a single migraine is defined as 4-72 hrs.

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Last updated May 2, 2016

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