Migraine is a common condition that affects people of all ages. It can cause pain in the head, nausea and vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, dizziness and weakness. It can range from mild to severe with no real cure available at the moment. But what do women say about migraine? They experience headaches differently than men do and these differences may be due to hormones or genetics.

Migraines affect the sufferer’s quality of life by causing them to feel down right terrible physically as well as emotionally.

Women are 2 times more likely than men to experience migraine. Migraines can happen at any time in a women’s life; however, migraines tend to become more frequent during the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

“The pain is as if a band has been placed around my head, and it is slowly tightened.”

Migraine pain is described as a band being tightened around the head. The tightness of this band is described as being like a spring being pulled tight, or like having your finger caught in a vice. It can be very painful and can cause nausea and vomiting during an attack.

“The pain feels like my brain is being squeezed.”

“It feels like my brain is being squeezed.”

The pain of migraine is not just in your head—it can be felt in other parts of the body, too. Migraine pain often spreads from behind one eye to another, which means that the headache may feel like it’s coming from both sides of your head at once. If this happens to you, don’t worry: most people who experience this symptom report that it goes away quickly when they take their medication (or stop taking it).

“The pain throbs, pulses and pounds behind my right eye and temple. I feel nauseous and light-sensitive with a headache.”

Migraine is a complex disorder that can cause many different symptoms, including a headache and nausea. It’s not just about the pain in your head; migraine can also cause vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, depression or anxiety—and even changes in behavior.

Migraine sufferers often say they have a “switch” that goes off when they see certain words or hear certain sounds such as “migraine,” “headache,” or even “light.” These triggers are called trigger words or trigger sounds (although there are other kinds of triggers).

Even if you don’t experience the classic symptoms of migraine—auras and flu-like sensations—you may still experience some of these other symptoms during an attack:

“I feel as though I have been hit in the head by a baseball bat.”

Migraine is a chronic condition that causes people to experience a wide variety of symptoms, including headache, nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. The pain of migraine can be described as an intense throbbing sensation in the head or neck area.

Migraines can be triggered by foods or beverages such as chocolate or caffeine; stress or exercise; hormones (such as estrogen); certain medications like beta-blockers or antihistamines; genetics (genetic predisposition); environmental factors such as air pollution and food additives

“My vision can get very blurry, like looking through a fog.”

“My vision can get very blurry, like looking through a fog.”

Blurry vision is a common migraine symptom. It’s not a sign that you’re having a stroke or anything serious, but it might make you feel uncomfortable and scared. If this happens to you, try taking some deep breaths and relaxing as best as possible.

You may also notice other symptoms before your headache starts: an aura (a visual disturbance) or even tunnel vision—that’s when everything seems to be out of focus around your eyes (and sometimes the rest of your body).

“I have an intense sensitivity to sounds, lights and smells.”

Migraine sufferers often experience sounds, lights and smells as being very intense. This can be a symptom of migraine or it could also be associated with other conditions.

It’s important to note that this isn’t the same thing as being light- or sound-sensitive—a different condition altogether!

“I am also allergic to chemicals, but I cannot tell the difference between a chemical smell and the smell of food when I have migraine.”

“I am also allergic to chemicals, but I cannot tell the difference between a chemical smell and the smell of food when I have migraine.”

This is another common theme among women with migraines: their sense of smell is often impaired during an attack. One woman reported that her husband had once commented on how good his favorite food smelled before she got sick; after eating it for dinner, she went into an attack that lasted days. And another woman said she could taste “the whole world” in her mouth after one attack—it was as if every single thing on earth was so sweet as to be unbearable!

In fact, many people who experience migraines have difficulty discerning smells in general because they’re so overwhelmed by their own scent (which can include peppermint) or other odors around them (such as after exercising). If you have trouble smelling anything at all during an attack, then this may be why: your nose may simply not be able to pick up on any particular scent anymore due to its sensitivity being damaged during these episodes of extreme pain and stressfulness!

“I experience dizziness, weakness, tunnel vision and difficulty speaking.”

“I experience dizziness, weakness and difficulty speaking,” said one woman. “It’s like my head is off balance and I can’t stand up straight.”

A Migraine is not just about a headache—it can also include other symptoms such as nausea (feeling sick), sensitivity to light or sound and pain behind one eye. In addition to these physical symptoms, many women report experiencing anxiety due to their migraines; however this only occurs in about 5% of cases according to the National Headache Foundation (NHF).

Migraine is not just about headache.

You may be wondering what exactly migraine is. It’s not just a headache, which is the most common symptom of migraines. Migraine can also be debilitating and life-threatening, but it does not have to be.

Migraine isn’t just about headaches: it’s a complex disorder with many different symptoms that vary from person to person (and sometimes even within the same person). Some people experience visual disturbances like seeing flashing lights or zig-zags; others feel nauseous or vomit during their attacks; still others hear noises louder than normal—these are all symptoms of migraine!

You might think that if you had this condition once in your life, then you’d never forget how much pain it caused—but unfortunately that isn’t always true! Some people experience only one attack while others experience them multiple times each week—even daily! And while some people go through their entire lives without ever experiencing any pain at all from these attacks (or even feeling like they’re having an attack), there are still plenty who don’t get remission after being diagnosed with chronic migraines for decades upon decades.”

The most common triggers for migraine are stress, menstruation (in women), missed meals and sleep deprivation. Some of the medications that could lead to a migraine include birth control pills, antidepressants and antipsychotics among others. Women who have migraines that start when they’re on their period might be cured by changing hormonal contraception methods or with treatment for endometriosis.


Migraine is a serious medical condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It can be difficult to talk about in social situations because it is often misunderstood and stigmatized. However, it’s important for everyone to know about this condition so we can better understand how it affects our lives, as well as help those who suffer from it.