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The scoop: Often mistaken for a tension or sinus headache, a migraine is a neurological condition caused by an overreactive "switch" in the brain stem.

Symptoms: Throbbing pain; sensitivity to light, sounds, and smells; nausea and vomiting; and other symptoms. Twenty percent of sufferers have aura—symptoms such as visual disturbances that precede the onset of pain.

Pain: Moderate to severe

Triggers: Stress, hormonal changes, weather changes, some foods

Treatment: Stress relief, lifestyle changes, OTC and Rx medications

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