What is a migraine attack?

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It is unproven exactly what causes “migraine attacks,” but scientists understand that it has to do with blood vessel contractions, various fluctuations in the brain, and inherited brain defects. A migraine attack occurs with or without head pain, and may include other symptoms:

  • Severe nausea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Eye pain
  • Aura- stroke-like symptoms, including speech slurs, disorientation, temporary partial paralysis, visual and olfactory hallucinations, muscular feebleness, loss of consciousness