I have many times heard my friends or students telling me that they have a migraine. The problem is I don't see them suffering the symptoms that I do. No doubt they have a very bad headache but it might not necessary be migraine. It could be a sinus headaches, a cluster headache or a tension headache.
Let me share with you what I feel when I have a migraine attack. Of course there is the intense pain. Usually on one side of the head. It is like a big knitting needle going from that side of the head and into one eye and then being pulled out again and again. Then my vision is blurred and I see stars or bright light. I vomit and sometimes get cramps. I can't stand the bright light and sound and would hide in the dark. My eyes also become swollen. I sleep like a frog as that makes me feel better. Sometimes my hands feel numb.