What is Migraine?

THE FACTS

Migraine is caused by the brain so it is called a 'neurological condition'.
1 child in every 10 children has migraine.
If you have migraine you might get:

  • A headache (but not always)
  • Tummy ache and sometimes vomiting
  • Pins and needles down one side of the body
  • Sometimes you'll see flashing lights or funny shapes in front of your eyes
  • Everything sounds louder and lights seem brighter
  • Some smells will make you want to be sick

Migraine can last for a few hours or even days.
Many children do not know they have migraine and think that they
have tummy aches or eye problems.

To find out if you might have migraine, click here.

What causes migraines?

What happens to your brain during a migraine?
What's a 'trigger'?

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What's the cure for migraine?

Sleep, or being spun around in a circle?!
Which is the best cure for you?

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