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Healthline Quotes Dr. Williams: 6 Things People with Migraine Want You to Know


Anyone who’s dealt with a migraine attack can tell you that they would do almost anything never to experience that kind of pain again.

But despite how common they are, people have many misconceptions about the condition and how drastically it can impact someone’s life.

We’ve partnered with migraine-specific telehealth provider Cove to bring you the top things people with migraine want you to know.

Migraine involves more than just ‘bad headaches’

Almost everyone who’s dealt with regular migraine episodes has been told that what they’re experiencing is just a “bad headache.”

But migraine pain isn’t something that will go away if you drink enough water and take some Advil.

Dr. Vernon Williams, board certified neurologist and director of the Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, shares that migraine involves more symptoms than head pain, including:

  • pounding or throbbing pain
  • pain that engulfs the entire head
  • pain that shifts from one side to the other
  • sound sensitivity
  • odor sensitivity
  • light sensitivity
  • vision issues
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea and vomiting

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