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Is light sensitivity common for people who have migraines?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 17 years experience
Extremely: Light sensitivity, or photophobia, is one of the hallmarks of migraine headache. In fact, if someone has headaches and does not have light sensitivity, it casts some doubt upon migraine as the underlying diagnosis!
Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology 43 years experience
Yes: About 80% of migraineurs have light sensitivity during headache attacks and about 80% have noise sensitivity as well.

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