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What is migraine?

Migraine is a very common and complex inherited neurological disorder of sensory processing. This means the migraine brain processes things in a different way compared to those who don’t have migraine. Most people don’t know they have migraine until they start getting migraine attacks. Migraine attacks are the flare ups or episodes which involve a combination of neurological symptoms such as severe headache, sensitivity to light, noise, smells, nausea or vomiting, and in some cases, weakness, numbness, dizziness and problems with vision.
Organisation:
Migraine Australia
Target audience:
General
Last reviewed:
June 2022
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